Maxime


1h 34m 1962

Brief Synopsis

Story of an aging dandy who is the factotum and arranger of female conquests for a brusque young millionaire.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 24 Oct 1962
Production Company
Cocinor; Films Raoul Ploquin
Distribution Company
Interworld Film Distributors
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Maxime by Henri Duvernois (Paris, 1929).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

In turn-of-the-century Paris, Maxime, an aging, impoverished, yet charming aristocrat, exists by arranging romantic rendezvous for Hubert Treffujean, a boorish and drunken millionaire. Hubert has become enamored of the beautiful Jacqueline Monneron, but the young woman, familiar with his behavior, refuses to meet him. Instead, she falls in love with the debonair Maxime. As their love affair progresses, Maxime finds it increasingly difficult to live up to his man-about-town reputation and to match Jacqueline's high scale of living. Then one day Jacqueline surprises him at his home and discovers his poverty. Although touched, she realizes that he can never provide her with the brilliant life she has always known, and her passion turns to compassion. Hubert, meanwhile, has modeled himself after Maxime and become a sober and pleasant young man. Consequently, when Jacqueline eventually does meet him, she decides in favor of wealth and youth. After challenging his patron to a duel in an effort to salvage his dignity, Maxime faces a lonely future.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 24 Oct 1962
Production Company
Cocinor; Films Raoul Ploquin
Distribution Company
Interworld Film Distributors
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Maxime by Henri Duvernois (Paris, 1929).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

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Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in Paris. Opened in Paris in November 1958; running time: 124 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in France December 1958

Released in United States 1962

b&w

dialogue French

subtitled

Released in United States 1962

Released in France December 1958