Because of star Brigitte Bardot’s single fleeting disrobing scene in the French farce Please, Mr. Balzac!, the film was retitled Mademoiselle Striptease by one enterprising American distributor. Essentially, this is a harmless little escapade in which Bardot, escaping the strictures of her puritanical father, jumps off a train bound for a proper girls’ school to seek her fortune in Paris. Here she moves in with her brother, a museum curator. The presence of the voluptuous Bardot causes most of her brother’s stuffy co-workers to behave like Tex Avery’s cartoon wolf. Co-written by director Yves Allegret and Roger Vadim.
Daniel Gélin, Brigitte Bardot, Dr. Robert Hirsch, Darry Cowl
1956, B&W, 99 minutes