Counsel for Romance

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Counsel for Romance
Un mauvais garçon 1936 film.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Jean Boyer
Raoul Ploquin
Produced by Raoul Ploquin
Written by Jean Boyer
Starring Danielle Darrieux
Henri Garat
Jean Dax
Music by Georges Van Parys
Cinematography Ewald Daub
Edited by Klaus Stapenhorst
L'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne (ACE)
Distributed by ACE
Release date
18 December 1936 (France)[2]
7 September 1938 (USA)
5 January 1944 (France, re-release)
Running time
90 minutes
Country France
Language French

Counsel for Romance (French: Un mauvais garçon) is a 1936 French romantic comedy film directed by Jean Boyer and Raoul Ploquin and starring Danielle Darrieux, Henri Garat and Jean Dax.


The film was made as a co-production between the German studio UFA and its French subsidiary ACE. It was made at UFA's Babelsberg Studios in Berlin, with location shooting taking place in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Artur Günther and Max Knaake. The music is by Georges Van Parys.


A young female lawyer refuses to get married as she thinks only of her work. But soon her father sends a crook so that she dedicates herself. Gradually, she begins to love the charming swindler.



  1. ^ Counsel for Romance at the British Film Institute's Film and TV Database
  2. ^ "Un mauvais garçon". Cinémathèque française. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 

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