Cinema: Pillow to Proust

Playtime. In the good old days in Hollywood, when a girl fell in love with the boy next door, the kids got married and lived happily ever after. In this new French film, based on a story by Françoise Sagan, the girl (Jean Seberg) is a spoiled NATO tomato, the boy (Christian Marquand) is a kept man, and they would obviously rather have a ball than a wedding.

Sick and sixteen, the heroine is the daughter of a U.S. officer who puts her up at a fancy French academy while he assiduously golfs to keep himself in SHAPE. Flirty and thirty, the...

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