The Man Who Understood Women

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The Man Who Understood Women
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Theatrical release lobby card
Directed by Nunnally Johnson
Starring Henry Fonda
Leslie Caron
Renate Hoy
Cesare Danova
Cinematography Milton R. Krasner
Production
company
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • October 2, 1959 (1959-10-02) (United States)
Running time 105 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,775,000[1]

The Man Who Understood Women is a 1959 American drama film written and directed by Nunnally Johnson from a novel by Romain Gary, and starring Henry Fonda, Leslie Caron, Renate Hoy and Cesare Danova.

Plot[edit]

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 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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p252

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