Elena and Her Men

1956, Comedy/Romance, 1h 26m

13 Reviews 250+ Ratings

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A poor Polish princess (Ingrid Bergman) flirts with a general (Jean Marais) and his aide (Mel Ferrer) in 1880s Paris.

Cast & Crew

Ingrid Bergman
Elena Sokorowska
Mel Ferrer
Le comte Henri de Chevincourt
Jean Marais
Général François Rollan
Juliette Gréco
Miarka, la gitane
Pierre Bertin
Martin-Michaud
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  • Apr 29, 2011
    Silly concoction is a minor work for all involved. Ingrid, in her last foreign film before her exile from Hollywood due to the Rossolini scandal ended and triumphant return in Anastastia, is charming and her dresses are incredibly beautiful. But the settings have a sense of falseness to them, even wealthy people's homes look like someone lives there, these are obvious sets. Even the outdoor scenes have a claustrophoic feeling of being stagebound. Mildly amusing but almost completely forgettable.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Dec 14, 2007
    A Full 5 Stars, I seldom do that. This is Movie from the Criterion Collection, like most movies from this collection its outstanding. Its in French with English Subtitles. Its easy to see that Ingrid Bergman was both beautiful and talented. We really don't see that in Female actors today, They are hot for a while but there flame burns out quickly. Back in the Day and Actor or Actress was just that.
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2005
    [font=Century Gothic]"Elena and Her Men" starts out in an early 20th century Bastille Day celebration in Paris. Elena(Ingrid Bergman) is a Polish princess in exile who helps ambitious men succeed by mysteriously giving them daisies. Her latest protege has just learned that his opera will be produced. The next is hero General Rollan(Jean Marais) who has just taken the position of War Secretary and many want to be President of the Republic. Meanwhile, having run out of pearls to sell, Elena accepts a marriage proposal from a hideously wealthy shoe manufacturer. [/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Elena and Her Men" is a delightful, fabulously looking bit of nonsense.(It's never explained how exactly Elena helps the men...) Jean Renoir returns partially to the scene of "Rules of the Game" when part of the film takes place in a country estate with the gentry and servants cavorting together. I have a possible complaint about a relatively young democracy like France in this movie being so keen on seeking such a strong military leader as its president. [/font]
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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