“ Great Maneuvers ” ( French Les Grandes Manoeuvres , 1955 ) is a French feature film by Rene Clair .
|Les grandes manoeuvres|
|Rene Claire |
|In the main|
|Gerard Philip |
|Composer||Georges van Paris|
|Film company||Filmsonor, |
|A country|| France |
In 1955, the film received the Louis Delluc Prize . The film was very successful in the USSR, and its world premiere took place in Moscow on October 1, 1955  .
The beginning of the war of 1914. The handsome officer Arman de la Verne ( Gerard Philippe ) makes a bet with his friends. He undertakes to seduce an impregnable girl - Marie-Louise Riviere ( Michelle Morgan ) before starting the maneuvers.
Lieutenant Armand de la Verne and does not know that they are destined to be together ...
There are two versions of the film with different diametrically opposite endings. In the second version, the heroine Michelle Morgan was dying, about which her lover had no idea and was leaving for military maneuvers.
Gerard Philip in a letter published in the magazine " Change ", described his role and picture: "The film shows a seducer who so often told women about his love that when he finally fell in love truly, no one believed his words. The film takes place in 1911 in a garrison town on the eve of maneuvers. Rene Claire painted a picture of provincial customs with Balzac’s causticity and sharpness. "
Rene Claire explained that he had long thought about using color in cinema and was looking for a plot that would be suitable for stylization and explained, given that: “... the action dates back to about 1908 , it turned out to be possible to resort to conventions when reproducing decor and costumes . The harmony of this film is the result of the fact that each color was carefully selected taking into account the entire color ensemble ”  .
- Gerard Philip - Lieutenant Arman de la Verne
- Michelle Morgan - Marie Louise Riviere
- Jean Desailly - Victor Duverie
- Yves Robert - Lieutenant Felix Leroy
- Brigitte Bardot - Lucy, the daughter of a photographer
- Magali Noel - singer Teresa
- Simone Valere - Gisele Monnet
- Pierre Ducs - Colonel Olivier
- Michel Piccoli - Officer
- Claude Risch - Alice's fiancé
- Jacques Francois - Rodolph Chartier
- Claire R. Cinema yesterday, cinema today. - M .: "Progress", 1981
- Leproon P. Modern French filmmakers. - M .: Publishing house of foreign literature, 1960.