A Flea in Her Ear (film)

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A Flea in Her Ear
Directed byJacques Charon
Produced byFred Kohlmar
Screenplay byJohn Mortimer
Based onA Flea in Her Ear
1907 play
by Georges Feydeau
StarringRex Harrison
Rosemary Harris
Louis Jourdan
Rachel Roberts
Music byBronislau Kaper
CinematographyCharles Lang
Edited byWalter A. Thompson
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • October 19, 1968 (1968-10-19) (France)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States, France

A Flea in Her Ear is a 1968 DeLuxe Color 20th Century Fox American/French[2] feature Panavision film adaptation of the play A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau in an adaptation (originally written for the stage) by John Mortimer. It was directed by Jacques Charon and the cast included Rex Harrison, Rosemary Harris, Louis Jourdan, and Rachel Roberts.

Plot summary[edit]

Gabrielle (Rosemary Harris) is convinced her attorney husband Victor (Rex Harrison) is seeing another woman because of his inattention to her amorous needs. She sets up a meeting with her husband at a bordello-hotel, and he is completely unaware that the woman he is going to meet will be his own wife.[3]

Cast and crew[edit]


According to Fox records the film required $8,450,000 in rentals to break even and by 11 December 1970 had made $2,250,000 so made a loss to the studio.[4]

See also[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. p255
  2. ^ John Walker (ed.) Halliwell's Film and Video Guide 2000, London: Harper Collins, 1999, p.293
  3. ^ http://www.allmovie.com/movie/a-flea-in-her-ear-v91704
  4. ^ Silverman, Stephen M (1988). The Fox that got away : the last days of the Zanuck dynasty at Twentieth Century-Fox. L. Stuart. p. 327.

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