Mauvaise Graine

Mauvaise Graine

Director: Alexander Esway, Billy Wilder Cast: Danielle Darrieux, Pierre Mingland

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Overview

The legendary Billy Wilder made his debut as a director with this comedy, shot in France (in collaboration with Alexander Esway) shortly before Wilder emigrated to the United States. Henry (Pierre Mingland) is a carefree young man who has fallen out of favor with his wealthy father, a doctor. Short on money and looking for excitement, Henry becomes involved with a gang of car thieves, and gets to know Jeanette (Danielle Darrieux), sister of the gang's leader who often acts as a decoy to distract young men with new cars as the thieves do their work. Henry soon falls in love with Jeanette, but discovers a life of crime is a bit more dangerous than he was counting on. Mauvaise Graine would prove to be Wilder's last European film; he wouldn't direct again for another nine years, when he made The Major and the Minor after establishing himself as a top screenwriter.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/01/2016
UPC: 0818522015231
Original Release: 1934
Rating: NR
Source: Flicker Alley
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 48,209

Special Features

La Joie de Vivre (The Joy of Living) - A delightful 11-minute animated fairy tale made in France (1934) by Hector Hoppin and Anthony Gross; Two female dancers are pursued by a mysterious man on a bicycle as they move through graphically complex settings ranging from webs of industrial wires and train tracks to country fields of flowers; It's an exceptional film and an animation landmark!

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mauvaise Graine
1. Chapter 1 [5:00]
2. Chapter 2 [4:59]
3. Chapter 3 [5:00]
4. Chapter 4 [4:59]
5. Chapter 5 [5:00]
6. Chapter 6 [5:00]
7. Chapter 7 [4:59]
8. Chapter 8 [5:00]
9. Chapter 9 [4:59]
10. Chapter 10 [4:59]
11. Chapter 11 [5:00]
12. Chapter 12 [4:59]
13. Chapter 13 [5:00]
14. Chapter 14 [5:00]
15. Chapter 15 [5:00]
16. Chapter 16 [1:32]
17. Chapter 17 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [5:00]
2. Chapter 2 [3:59]
3. Chapter 3 [:01]

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