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34 Ratings

The Grand Maneuver

Les grandes manoeuvres

Directed by René Clair
Italy, France, 1955
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

A French lieutenant makes a bet that he can seduce any woman in town in the two weeks before his regiment leaves for maneuvers, but his chosen target (a Parisian divorcée) isn’t like other girls he’s known.

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The Grand Maneuver Directed by René Clair

Awards & Festivals

Prix Louis Delluc

1955 | Winner: Prix Louis Delluc

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1956 | 2nd place: Best Foreign Language Film

David di Donatello Awards

1956 | Winner: Best Foreign Production

What are people saying?

  • FISCHER's rating of the film The Grand Maneuver

    Classique de René Clair avec, pour la deuxième fois réuni à l'écran le couple Michèle Morgan / Gérard Philipe (auparavant dans, "Les Orgueilleux" d'Yves Allégret, 1953) dénotant une formidable joie de vivre et une remarquable reconstitution d'époque. Quelques rôles secondaires essentiels ! Une oeuvre à redécouvrir qui reste une intéressante vision du cinéma français des années 1950... www.cinefiches.com