This film is based on a novel by Francoise Sagan. Cecile lives with her wealthy father Raymond. Ceclie is having a lot of fun at the seaside and she’s met Philippe. He's studying to be a lawyer and is on summer break. An old friend of Raymond, Anne Larson comes to visit them. Raymond decides to ask Anne to marry him. Cecile is all for it in the beginning. After the announcement, Anne begins to pressure Cecile to study for exams and to stop seeing Philippe. Cecile doesn’t want to do either of these things. She failed her exams and she doesn't care??
The scenery of the Riviera is very beautiful. The plot is slightly weak and it’s been done with different nuances many times. I liked the cars, attitudes, clothing and hairstyles of this period. There is a LOT of drama about everything!! Wealth may be a necessity in this area?? 3* (This movie is OK)
94 min, Drama directed by Otto Preminger with Jean Seberg, David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Mylene Demongeot, Geoffrey Horne, Juliette Greco, Walter Chiari, Martita Hunt, Roland Culver, Jean Kent, David Oxley, Eveline Eyfel.
Note: Imdb 7.0 out of 10, 86% critic 69% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 3.7* out of 5* with 62 reviews.
Special Note: Filmed in Cote d’Azur, Saint-Tropez, France; Surrey, England. Otto Preminger liked this film but he felt American critics did not do it justice. Americans felt it wasn’t French enough but it was a success in France. Eveline Eyfel plays three roles as a maid, sisters Albertine, Leontine and Caludine. Scenes in Paris are in black and white and the scenes on the French Riviera are in color. David Niven was 48 years old, Deborah Kerr was 37 years old, Jean Seberg was 20 years old and Geoffrey Horne was 25 years old at filming.