Mademoiselle ma mère

Mademoiselle ma mère

Theatrical poster
Directed by Henri Decoin
Produced by Arys Nissotti
Starring Danielle Darrieux
Pierre Brasseur
Pierre Larquey
Music by Georges Van Parys
Cinematography Léonce-Henri Burel
Edited by Marguerite Beaugé
Distributed by American Tobis Company (USA, 1937)
J.H. Hoffberg Company (USA, 1939)
Release dates
18 September 1939 (USA)
5 January 1944 (France, re-release)
Running time
129 minutes
Country France
Language French

Mademoiselle ma mère (English: My Mother Is a Miss) is a 1936 French comedy film directed by Henri Decoin,[1] and starring Danielle Darrieux,[2] Pierre Brasseur and Pierre Larquey. The screenplay was written by Jean Boyer, based on a play by Louis Verneuil. The music score is by Georges Van Parys.

It tells the story of a rich young girl who avoids the sex with her older husband and falls in love with her stepson. The film was remade as Novio, marido y amante (1948) in Argentina.


Jaqueline's father is tired of her free spirit life, and to make things worst she just broke up with her fourteenth fiancé and they argue about it. In order to upset her daddy even more the young lady decided to marry Albert Letournel, a wealthy man who is in his fifties.


  1. De Becque, Antoine; Toubiana, Serge (2000), Truffaut: A Biography, University of California Press, p. 21, ISBN 0520225244.
  2. "Released for Publication", Life: 80, November 29, 1937, retrieved 2013-02-14.

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