Lovers, Happy Lovers!


1h 39m 1954

Brief Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Knave of Hearts, Lover Boy, Lovers, Happy Lovers!, Monsieur Ripois, lieveling der vrouwen
Release Date
1954
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

A French playboy moves to London and tries a go at marriage, but soon he's up to his old ways. He falls for a beautiful woman and is so intent on getting her, he tries to fake a suicide to get her attention, but then things go wrong.

Film Details

Also Known As
Knave of Hearts, Lover Boy, Lovers, Happy Lovers!, Monsieur Ripois, lieveling der vrouwen
Release Date
1954
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Best Director Prize at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States 1954

Released in United States September 8, 1965

Shown at New York Film Festival September 8, 1965.

Released in United States 1954

Released in United States September 8, 1965 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 8, 1965.)