Archive for April 20th, 2012

by Allan Fish

Under the entry for Jacques Becker’s look at post-war Parisian youth Rendezvous de Juillet, Leonard Maltin’s Film Guide tells the reader to “watch closely for an unbilled 18 year old Capucine.”  He’s not wrong to do so, for she’s there, amongst the students at a gathering, but I might venture to say that the real pearl was not Capucine at all.  While nominated female stars Nicole Courcel and Brigitte Auber (later the thief in To Catch a Thief) were fine, too, it was rather another girl, only 17 at the time of filming who is also to be glimpsed, briefly going into and equally briefly during an acting rehearsal, probably as an extra. (more…)

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