Three Fables of Love


1h 16m 1963

Film Details

Also Known As
Las cuatro verdades, Les quatres vérités
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
New York opening: 20 Aug 1963
Production Company
Ajace Cinematografica; Franco London Film; Hispamer Films; Madeleine Films
Distribution Company
Janus Films
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the fables "Le liévre et la tortue," "Le corbeau et le renard," "Les deux pigeons" and "La mort et le bucheron" by Jean de la Fontaine (pubilcation date ca. 1660).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 16m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE: Madeleine, the unpretentious and quiet wife of Baron Leo Serpieri, joins her husband and his mistress, Mia, while they are vacationing at Positano. By various ruses, the determined Madeleine outwits her rival and wins back the love of Leo. THE FOX AND THE CROW: Mr. Fox, an unscrupulous village garage owner, covets Colombe, the beautiful wife of Mr. Crow, an extremely jealous public prosecutor. By lavishing flattery on the vain Mr. Crow, the wily Mr. Fox wins his confidence and makes love to Colombe at a picnic while her husband is demonstrating his talent with a hunting horn. TWO PIGEONS: While preparing to leave Paris for the Easter holidays, Annie, a fashion model, becomes locked in her apartment. Her neighbor Charles opens the door but locks them both inside when he attempts to demonstrate how the door jammed. By the end of the weekend, the two are in love.

Film Details

Also Known As
Las cuatro verdades, Les quatres vérités
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
New York opening: 20 Aug 1963
Production Company
Ajace Cinematografica; Franco London Film; Hispamer Films; Madeleine Films
Distribution Company
Janus Films
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the fables "Le liévre et la tortue," "Le corbeau et le renard," "Les deux pigeons" and "La mort et le bucheron" by Jean de la Fontaine (pubilcation date ca. 1660).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 16m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Opened in Paris in December 1962 as Les quatres vérités; released in Italy in 1963 as Le quattro verità; in Spain in 1963 as Las cuatro verdades. Original running time (including a 4th episode entitled "La mort et le bucheron"): 110 min. French episode titles: "Le lièvre et la tortue," "Le corbeau et le renard," and "Les deux pigeons." Italian episode titles: "I due piccioni," "La lepre e la tartaruga," "Il corvo e la volpe."