Tag Archives: Mylène Demongeot

Sois belle et tais-toi / Be Beautiful But Shut Up (1958) Marc Allégret, Mylène Demongeot, Henri Vidal, Béatrice Altariba, Comedy

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The 17-year old wayward but wholesome orphan Virginie, played by the blond and creamy Mylene Demongeot as a sort of sweet-sultry blend of Sandra Dee and Brigitte Bardot, escapes from a reformatory with Olga, with the help of Olga’s boyfriend Loulou, in a vehicle he has “borrowed” from his boss, a fence. Unbeknownst to them, it contains a machine gun in the trunk used in a jewel robbery. The cops chase after them, and Virginie volunteers to get caught alone in the car as the couple make their hasty retreat. Delon and Belmondo play two overage juvenile delinquents who make their living smuggling cameras over the border to Germany. From that point on, things get sticky when Virginie is implicated in the crime and more so when she falls for handsome, virile detective Jean Morel (Henri Vidal). Further complications ensue when the ruthless criminal named Charlemagne (Roger Hanin) in charge of the racket enters the picture.
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The Singer Not the Song (1961) Roy Ward Baker, Dirk Bogarde, John Mills, Mylène Demongeot, Drama, Western

The Singer Not the Song (1961)
During the 1950s, in a small isolated Mexican village, the local Roman Catholic priest, Father Gomez, is an older man with a broken spirit. During his tenure in the village of Quantano, he fought hard to keep his flock of parishioners, in spite of threats and intimidation from the part of local bandit Anacleto Comachi and his men. The atheistic bandit has imposed his tyrannical rule over the region for many years. The local Police cannot find any witnesses to come forward and testify to any wrongdoing from the part of Anacleto. Therefore, they cannot charge him or arrest him. The Catholic Church replaces Father Gomez with a younger, more energetic priest, Father Keogh from Ireland. Before departing the village, Father Gomez warns Father Keogh of the dangers of defying Anacleto Comachi’s authority. But Father Keogh openly defies the bandit and administers his daily priestly duties at the village church. He even manages to persuade some of the villagers to start attending church again.
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Un amore a Roma / Love in Rome (1960) Dino Risi, Mylène Demongeot, Elsa Martinelli, Peter Baldwin, Drama, Romance

Un amore a Roma (1960)
Stormy love between young writer of a noble decayed family and a lazy amoral starlet. Between arguments and reconciliations, jealousies and acts of infidelity, the relation between Marcello and the femme fatale-ish heroine, Anna (played by luscious French starlet Mylene Demongeot), seems not to have future. Marcello says he wants to remain free but – deep inside – wants a traditional fiancée and wife while Anna, as an aspirant actress, is of a free and rebellious nature, not very tilted with sentimental attachments. He gradually understands that he could never have her and be her only man.
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