Friend of the Family


1h 35m 1965

Film Details

Also Known As
Patate
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 17 Nov 1965
Production Company
Belstar Productions; Les Films du Siècle; Ultra Film
Distribution Company
International Classics
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Patate by Marcel Achard (Paris, 23 Jan 1957).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Unsuccessful toy and game inventor Léon Rollo is urged by his wife, Edith, to ask his boyhood friend Noël Carridine, a wealthy industrialist, to back his new invention. The meeting goes badly as Noël persists in calling Léon by the hated nickname "Patsy," and only the saving gestures of Edith and Véronique, Noël's wife, bring the men to an understanding. Later, Edith finds love letters belonging to her teenaged daughter, Alexa, who refuses to reveal the identity of her lover. Léon concludes that the letters were written by Noël and confronts him with the material. When Léon sees his powerful bargaining position, he decides to blackmail Noël but relents when Alexa finds a new boyfriend. The two men eventually form a smoothly operating partnership.

Film Details

Also Known As
Patate
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 17 Nov 1965
Production Company
Belstar Productions; Les Films du Siècle; Ultra Film
Distribution Company
International Classics
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Patate by Marcel Achard (Paris, 23 Jan 1957).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

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Notes

Paris opening in October 1964 as Patate; running time: 95 min. Copyright claimant: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.