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From the Louis Hemon novel "M. Ripois and His Nemesis" about Andre Ripois (Gerard Philipe), a philanderer in pursuit of love and riches from Paris to London. Andre is breaking up with his wife, Catherine (Valerie Hobson), over his attentions to her best friend Patricia (Natasha Parry). While Catherine is out arranging the divorce, Andre, just to keep in practice, hits on the girl upstairs, Diana (Diana Decker) and then turns his attention back to Patricia, who he tricks into having dinner at his flat on the pretext that Catherine will be there. When he cannot make any progress with her via his usual tactics, he tries to arouse her pity be telling her of his past. In his early, impoverished days in London, he made love to his boss Anne (Margaret Johnston) but her dreadful cooking drove him away. Next came Norah (Joan Greenwood) who he picked up on a bus and took to his flat and told her about his make-believe inheritance, but she insisted on marriage first, which was not in his plans. Marcelle (Germaine Montero), a French woman living in Soho, put him on his feet with money, and he repaid her by stealing fifty pounds and running off. He met the wealthy Catherine at his flat where she came to be tutored in French lessons, and ended up marrying him. But, even at his wedding, he had eyes only for Patricia and, he tells her she is his one true love.
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|Release Date:||1954||Production Date:|
|Color/B&W:||Black and White||Distributions Co:|
|Sound:||Mono||Production Co:||.....Production Company, .....Theatrical Distributor, .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor|