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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Voulez-Vous Danser Avec Moi? (aka Come Dance With Me) (1959)

When her dentist husband (Henri Vidal) becomes the primary suspect in the murder of a blackmailing dance instructor (Dawn Addams, THE MOON IS BLUE), his wife (Brigitte Bardot) goes undercover at the dance studio when she's hired as a dance teacher to ferret out the real killer. The prospect of seeing Bardot at the height of her beauty in a comedy murder mystery is inviting. But unlike its voluptuous star, it's flat. Bardot looks luscious and gets to dance a bit but the mystery itself is a bit of a bore. The suspects aren't very interesting though to the film's credit, it planted a major clue at the beginning of the film as to the murderer's identity that went right over my head and I'm usually pretty good at spotting these things. Sadly, Vidal died of a heart attack at age 40 before the film was released. Directed by Michel Boisrond (who directed Bardot in three other films). With Serge Gainsbourg, Noel Roquevert and Philippe Nicaud.

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