...And God Created Woman (1956)




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This Roger Vadim production was released in the US as ...And God Created Woman. Vadim's then-wife Brigitte Bardot plays the central character, a curvaceous nymphet with a voracious sexual appetite. In fact, it isn't what Bardot does in bed but what she might do that drives the three principal male characters (Curd Jurgens, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Christian Marquand) into an erotic frenzy. Most available prints of ...And God Created Woman have been heavily edited to conform with the prevailing censorial standards of 1957. Vadim remade his own film in 1987. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Art House & International , Classics , Drama , Romance
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Brigitte Bardot
as Juliete Hardy
Curd Jürgens
as Eric Carradine
Jean-Louis Trintignant
as Michel Tardieu
Jane Marken
as Mme. Morin
Isabelle Corey
as Lucienne
Georges Poujouly
as Christian Tardieu
Christian Marquand
as Antoine Tardieu
Paul Faivre
as M. Morin
Marie Glory
as Mme. Tardieu
Jean Tissier
as M. Vigier-Lefranc
Jacqueline Ventura
as Mme. Vigier-Lefranc
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Critic Reviews for ...And God Created Woman

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

We can't recommend this little item as a sample of the best in Gallic films. It is clumsily put together and rather bizarrely played.

Full Review… | October 29, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

By today's standards the film is tame, but back in 1956, Vadim's feature debut was sensational and scandalous, catapulting Brigitte Bardot (who was married to Vadim) to the status of international sex icon.

Full Review… | April 7, 2011

A great movie to eat ice cream to. Brigitte Bardot - WOW!

November 14, 2005

Adding up to hardly anything more than a bunch of snapshots of Bardot posturing as a sex kitten in various stages of undress.

Full Review… | April 2, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A fragilidade do roteiro e o tom de melodrama poderiam transformar este filme em uma experiência nada memorável - mas é aí que a presença incrivelmente sensual e luminosa de Bardot faz a diferença, salvando a produção.

September 26, 2003
Cinema em Cena

More a vestige of 1950s film scandal than a significant work based on its content.

September 14, 2002
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for ...And God Created Woman

In "...And God Created Woman," Eric Carradine(Curd Jurgens) wants to build a waterfront casino in the south of France. And would, except for the fact that Antoine Tardieu(Christian Marquand) will not sell him the family shipbuilding business. What the two men have in common is Juliette(Brigitte Bardot), an 18-year old orphan who flirts with both of them. That and the nude sunbathing get her foster parents to send her back to the orphanage until she is 21. So, she pulls a runner before having second thoughts. That gives the guys enough time to consider her options which come down to either adoption or marriage... The once shocking "...And God Created Woman" might seem tame by today's standards but is still risque enough to merit interest, especially in the movie's climactic nightclub scene. On the other hand, its message about society not knowing what to do with sexual women still resonates, as does the insight that the more restictive a society, the worse men will act. Even as the story is inconsistent, wavering between comedy and melodrama, there is still Brigitte Bardot who makes a great entrance. While it takes 30 minutes for anybody to notice Jean-Louis Trintignant, don't worry as he is only getting started.

Walter M.
Walter M.

Super Reviewer

This movie was really cool, it's sort of like a sexier more modern version of Taming of the Shrew.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Ok flick, pretty racy, especially for its time. Brigitte Bardot is gorgeous as the free-spirited woman that all the men lust for, One thing particularly stuck with me though, that takes away from my rating. One man just aches to get it one with Brigitte. She gives in to him because she's in love with him. They have their good time, then he immediately starts barking at her about what a digusting tramp she is and how no decent man will ever have her. This has bugged me ever since I first saw the film. Is this what men thought of sexually-free women in the 50s? If she is such trash, what does it say about him that he slept with her?

Cindy I
Cindy I

Super Reviewer

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