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Mauvaise Graine
Mauvaise Graine
Actors: Danielle Darrieux, Pierre Mingand, Raymond Galle, Paul Escoffier, Michel Duran
Directors: Alexander Esway, Billy Wilder
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
UR     2002     1hr 17min

This sly, bouncy comedy set in the sunlit avenues of 1930s Paris is the remarkable directorial debut of Billy Wilder, the sharp-witted creator of such American classics as "Sunset Blvd.," "The Apartment" and "Irma la Douce...  more »


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Actors: Danielle Darrieux, Pierre Mingand, Raymond Galle, Paul Escoffier, Michel Duran
Directors: Alexander Esway, Billy Wilder
Creators: Maurice Delattre, Paul Cotteret, Billy Wilder, Georges Bernier, Claude-André Puget, H.G. Lustig, Max Kolpé
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Black and White,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/26/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1934
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1934
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 17min
Screens: Black and White,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: French
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Great French car flick...
Joe Sixpack -- | Middle America | 01/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The great German-born director, Billy Vilder, on his vay from Deutschland to Hollywood, stopped off in Paris to make this early car chase classic. A young French dandy, suddenly down on his luck, falls in with a slick gang of car thieves who run a phony auto shop, and who take him in and teach him the ropes in their cynical racket. He also falls in love, and attempts to break away from his criminal pals in order to live a clean life with his gal. Pretty cool presentation of French life in the interwar era, and of the growing fascination with the newly blooming car culture. Great crosscountry chase sequence at the end; fun stuff throughout. Recommended!"