The Girl with the Golden Eyes


1h 30m 1962

Brief Synopsis

When a man falls for a beautiful young girl "with golden eyes", he turns to a female friend for help, but then discovers that his friend and the girl are lovers.

Film Details

Also Known As
La fille aux yeux d'or
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 20 Aug 1962
Production Company
Madeleine Films
Distribution Company
Kingsley International Pictures; Union Film Distributors
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the trilogy Histoire des Treize by Honoré de Balzac (Paris, 1834--35).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

A hedonistic cabal of wealthy Parisian men called "The Thirteen" are devoted to helping one another attain their own selfish ends. Among them is Henri Marsay, a high-fashion photographer whose chief pastime is winning bets from the other members of his coterie by successfully seducing his attractive models. One day, quite by accident, he encounters an enchanting young woman with golden eyes. Though he eventually succeeds in adding her to his list of conquests, he is unable to learn her name or her background, nor is he able to explain the lavish apartment and wardrobe that seem to be at her disposal. Puzzled, he discusses the mysterious girl with Léo, a woman who is not only his business associate but also his close friend; then, becoming aware that Léo is the girl's benefactress and lover, Henri calls upon the thirteen for help. They discover that Léo has removed the girl to a lonely cabin in the woods, professing to help her. Henri forces Léo to accompany him to the spot, and upon their arrival, he allows Léo a few minutes alone with the girl. Following an emotional scene in which the girl confesses her love for Henri, Léo stabs her to death; and Henri catches her in his arms.

Film Details

Also Known As
La fille aux yeux d'or
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 20 Aug 1962
Production Company
Madeleine Films
Distribution Company
Kingsley International Pictures; Union Film Distributors
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the trilogy Histoire des Treize by Honoré de Balzac (Paris, 1834--35).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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Trivia

Notes

Opened in Paris in September 1961 as La fille aux yeux d'or; running time: 95 min; cut from 105 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at the Venice Film Festival August 22, 1961.

b&w

dialogue French