Ginette, a Parisian seamstress, lives poorly but happily with her musician lover. When Count la Ferronnière offers to teach her the manners and behaviours that will open her the doors to a ... See full summary »
This version is superior to its remake by Jacqueline Audry in the fifties,probably because the cast is excellent:Renée Saint-Cyr shines as the courtesan eager to make her way of life through (old wealthy) men and whose motto is "lift" because her teacher of deportment spoke of "social rise";these lessons in deportment are real fun (shades of "Pygmalion/My Fair lady" ) particularly when the heroine 's bubble girl best friend Mademoiselle Amélie takes lessons ;too bad they cancelled the scene in the opera theater
.Raimu is the good clumsy bourgeois who is only a stage in Ginette's(later Genevieve's) social rise .The end of the story verges on drama when the "socialite" realizes that she's thrown away those foolish things,the simple joys which make a life worthwhile....but it's too late...
Filmed stage production...but why deny yourself a good thing?