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The Man Who Understood Women (1959)

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After making Man Who Understood Women and seeing that the result was an ill-realized, uneven combination of Hollywood satire and tear-jerking melodrama, star Henry Fonda did not make another film until almost three years later. The story centers on a Hollywood producer who becomes so obsessed with turning his wife Leslie Caron into the sexiest star in Hollywood that he neglects her real needs. Feeling lonely and tired of Tinseltown, Caron returns to her native France and finds herself attracted to the handsome and very attentive pilot Cesare Danova. When Fonda hears about the budding affair, he flies into a rage and hires assassins to kill his rival. Unfortunately for him, the killers are romantics and decide that Caron and Danova are so in love that both must die so they can be together always. When Fonda finds out, he rushes over to France to try and save his wife.

Cast

Henry Fonda
as Willie Bauche
Leslie Caron
as Ann Garantier
Cesare Danova
as Marco Ranieri
Marcel Dalio
as Le Marne
Edwin Jerome
as The Baron
Bern Hoffman
as Soprano
Frank Cady
as Milstead
A. Ben Astar
as French Doctor
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