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The Man Who Understood Women (1959)

105 min | Comedy

Willie Bauche, a Hollywood producer, becomes so obsessed with turning his wife, Ann Garantier, into the sexiest star in Hollywood that he neglects her real needs. Feeling lonely and tired of Tinseltown, Ann returns to her native France and...See moreWillie Bauche, a Hollywood producer, becomes so obsessed with turning his wife, Ann Garantier, into the sexiest star in Hollywood that he neglects her real needs. Feeling lonely and tired of Tinseltown, Ann returns to her native France and finds herself attracted to Marco Ranieri, a handsome and very attentive pilot. When Willie 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 Ann and Marco are so in love that both must die so they can be together always. When Willie finds out, he rushes over to France to try and save his wife. See less
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Romain Gary (novel "The Colors of the Day") | Nunnally Johnson
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Oct 2, 1959 (United States)
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35 cast members
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Leslie Caron
Ann Garantier Ann Garantier   See fewer
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Henry Fonda
Willie Bauche Willie Bauche   See fewer
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Cesare Danova
Major Marco Ranieri Major Marco Ranieri   See fewer
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Myron McCormick
Preacher Preacher   See fewer
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Marcel Dalio
Le Marne Le Marne   See fewer
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Conrad Nagel
G.K. Brody G.K. Brody   See fewer
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Edwin Jerome
The Baron The Baron   See fewer
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Bern Hoffman
Soprano Soprano   See fewer
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Harry Ellerbe
Norman Kress Norman Kress   See fewer
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Frank Cady
John Milstead John Milstead   See fewer
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Ben Astar
French Doctor French Doctor   See fewer
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Jacqueline Beer
French Singer (uncredited) French Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lilyan Chauvin
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Chefe
Waiter at Costume Party (uncredited) Waiter at Costume Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edith Clair
Script Girl (uncredited) Script Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann Codee
French Maid (uncredited) French Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Booth Colman
Max (uncredited) Max (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Davis
Robert - Cafe Waiter (uncredited) Robert - Cafe Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Deacon
Rossi (uncredited) Rossi (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Greenway
Studio Cameraman (uncredited) Studio Cameraman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jonathan Hole
Interviewer at Premiere (uncredited) Interviewer at Premiere (uncredited)   See fewer
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Renate Hoy
French Singer (uncredited) French Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jay Jostyn
Ted - Director (uncredited) Ted - Director (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Kruschen
Mickey (uncredited) Mickey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles La Torre
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alphonse Martell
Paul, Headwater (uncredited) Paul, Headwater (uncredited)   See fewer
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Doug McClure
Director's Assistant (uncredited) Director's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louis Mercier
Pedro, Bartender (uncredited) Pedro, Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alena Murray
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Henry Norell
Apartment Tenant in Lobby (uncredited) Apartment Tenant in Lobby (uncredited)   See fewer
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Raymond Renard
Minister (uncredited) Minister (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Sayre
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Nina Shipman
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Lilane Taekenans
French Singer (uncredited) French Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Evan Thompson
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4.6 / 10 | 118 votes