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La Nuit Fantastique (Fantastic Night) (1942)

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Originally titled La Nuit Fantastique, this French romantic farce was filmed in 1942, during the Nazi occupation. Little did the Germans suspect that star Fernand Gravey was spending his "leisure" time serving with the French Secret Army on behalf of the Resistance. In the film, Gravey plays a medical student, while the luscious Michelene Presle is the girl of his dreams. In fact, it is during one of his dreams that he rescues the girl from a Byzantine plot to rob her of her fortune. It's hardly surprising that French audiences would respond to escapist fare like this while the Germans patrolled their streets outside the theater. Fantastic Night finally received U.S. bookings in 1949, by which time Michelene Presle was preparing to make her first Hollywood film. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Bernard Blier
as The cadet
Charles Granval
as Professor Thales
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Critic Reviews for La Nuit Fantastique (Fantastic Night)

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Utterly unusual comedy looks at dreams and reality, has creative camera work and style.

Full Review… | August 22, 2014
Classic Film and Television

Audience Reviews for La Nuit Fantastique (Fantastic Night)

Whimsical and amusing French fantasy in which college student, Denis, falls in love with a beautiful woman in his dreams named Irene and pursues her every night. Irene leads him through a series of adventures and Denis tries to protect her from people that are out to steal her fortune. Girlfriend Nina is jealous of his new woman but it's all just a dream... or is it?

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