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Rene Clair's Grand Maneuver was originally titled Les Grandes Manoeuvres, which should surprise no one. Gerard Phillipe plays a dashing dragoons officer, vintage 1913, who wagers his friends that he can make the next woman who enters the room fall in love with him. In strides drop-dead gorgeous Michele Morgan, and the rest writes itself. Phillipe plans a slow seduction and a quick goodbye; Morgan, need we say, is no "goodbye girl." For all its lavish sets and meticulously detailed period costumers, Grand Maneuver is at base the old American farce Michele Morgan with a French accent. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Film Critics Circle René Clair Prix Louis-Delluc 1955 Winner

Cast

Michèle Morgan
as Marie Louise Riviera
Gérard Philipe
as Lt. Armand de la Verne
Jean Desailly
as Victor Duverger
Brigitte Bardot
as Lucie
Yves Robert
as Felix Leroy
Simone Valere
as Gisele
Jacques Francois
as Rudolph
Jacques Fabbri
as Armand's Batman
Lise Delamare
as Jeanne
Jacqueline Maillan
as Juliette
Pierre Dux
as Colonel
Catherine Anouilh
as Alice
Magali Noël
as Therese

Crew

René Clair
Director
René Clair
Producer
Jerome Geronimi
Screenwriter
René Clair
Screenwriter
Jean Marsan
Screenwriter
Robert Juillard
Cinematographer
Robert Le Febvre
Cinematographer
Georges Van Parys
Composer (Music Score)
Louisette Hautecoeur
Editor
Léon Barsacq
Art Director
Rosine Delamare
Costume Designer
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