Cinema: Vive la Difference!

"It takes two to make a marriage," the late Fred Allen once observed. "Yourself and somebody to blame it on." From this cozy connubial notion, French Director André Cayatte (Tomorrow Is My Turn) has extracted a novel cinematic idea: it takes two movies to describe a marriage—one to give his version, one to give hers. Studied simultaneously, the plots of both pictures provide matter for ironical reflection.

My Nights with Francoise. Two students meet in the park. He is intelligent and handsome; she is silly but beautiful. He seduces her. She asks him to marry her. He says: "Depend on me. I'll...

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