Plucking the Daisy (En effeuillant la marguerite) (1957)

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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, Mlle. Striptease was released in France as En Effeuillant la Marguerite; some English-language prints bear the title While Plucking the Daisy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Plucking the Daisy (En effeuillant la marguerite)

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The innocuous comedy should satisfy the BB body watchers.

Aug 28, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The silly bon-bon of romantic travails and mistaken identities by Marc Allegret is an often overbearingly chauvinistic sex comedy that survives solely on Bebe's charms...

Jan 10, 2010 | Full Review…

Its bastard grandchild may be the soft-core film, but this is exploitation of another era and it has an aesthetic. Silly -- ridiculous even -- but not bad.

Jul 8, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

typical of the sexy French comedies of the 1950s, silly and slightly erotic, but never pushing any significant boundaries

Jan 16, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4

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