Cover image for Plucking the daisy
Title:
Plucking the daisy
Author:
Eger, Raymond.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Chicago, IL : Home Vision Entertainment, [2001]

©1956
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
When ultra-respectable General Dumont discovers that his nubile daughter Agnes is "A.D.", author of a scandalous under-the-counter novel, he wants her shipped to a convent; but she escapes to Paris, planning to live with her brother, ostensibly a rich artist but really a poor guide in the Balzac Museum. This misunderstanding gets both in serious trouble, and puts Agnes in immediate need of money--just the amount offered as grand prize in an amateur striptease contest, which her new boyfriend, reporter Daniel, is covering for his magazine.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956.

Special features: New digital transfer; U.S. theatrical trailers for And god created woman, Plucking the daisy, and The night heaven fell; Brigitte Bardot filmography; improved English subtitle translations.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
French
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Subject Term:
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ISBN:
9780780024502
UPC:
037429160923
Format :
DVD

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Because of star Brigitte Bardot's single fleeting disrobing scene in the French farce Please, Mr. Balzac!, the film was retitled Mademoiselle Striptease by one enterprising American distributor. Essentially, this is a harmless little escapade in which Bardot, escaping the strictures of her puritanical father, jumps off a train bound for a proper girls' school to seek her fortune in Paris. Here she moves in with her brother, a museum curator. The presence of the voluptuous Bardot causes most of her brother's stuffy co-workers to behave like Tex Avery's cartoon wolf. Co-written by director Yves Allegret and Roger Vadim, Mlle. Striptease was released in France as En Effeuillant la Marguerite; some English-language prints bear the title While Plucking the Daisy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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