Plucking the Daisy [DVD] [1956]

Marc Allégret's Plucking the Daisy is one of the handful of films that shot Brigitte Bardot to international superstardom. The film comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The French soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a detailed Bardot filmography, as well as American trailers for And God Created Women, The Night Heaven Fell, and this film. Fans of Bardot will most certainly find much to appreciate on this disc, but there is little here to make it compelling to the average DVD consumer.
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Special Features

  • New digital transfer
  • U.S. theatrical trailers for "And God Created Woman," "Plucking the Daisy," and "The Night Heaven Fell"
  • Comprehensive Brigette Bardot filmography
  • New and improved English subtitle translations


Plucking the Daisy
Because of star Brigitte Bardot's single fleeting disrobing scene in the French farce Please, Mr. Balzac!, the film was retitled Mademoiselle Striptease by one enterprising American distributor. Essentially, this is a harmless little escapade in which Bardot, escaping the strictures of her puritanical father, jumps off a train bound for a proper girls' school to seek her fortune in Paris. Here she moves in with her brother, a museum curator. The presence of the voluptuous Bardot causes most of her brother's stuffy co-workers to behave like Tex Avery's cartoon wolf. Co-written by director Yves Allegret and Roger Vadim, Mlle. Striptease was released in France as En Effeuillant la Marguerite; some English-language prints bear the title While Plucking the Daisy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Daniel Gélin
    Daniel Gélin - Daniel Roy
  • Brigitte Bardot
    Brigitte Bardot - Agnes Dumont
  • Darry Cowl
    Darry Cowl - Hubert Dumont
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    Nadine Tallier - Magali
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    Jacques Dumensil - Gen. Dumont
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