La vieille dame indigne (1965) AKA The Shameless Old Lady


Madame Berthe, a newly widowed 70-year-old miser, has lived a sheltered life married to her husband for some sixty years. She determines to venture into the modern world and have as much fun as possible, and in doing so finds that she loves it. She blows her life savings, much to the disapproval of the young people around her.

Director: René Allio.
Stars: Sylvie, Victor Lanoux, Malka Ribowska, François Maistre, Étienne Bierry, Pascale de Boysson, Jean-Louis Lamande, Lena Delanne, Jeanne Hardeyn, Robert Bousquet, Jean Bouise, André Jourdan, Pierre Decazes, André Thorent. AKA The Shameless Old Lady


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  1. Betsy-B
    October 22, 2018

    Terrific film. Thanks, Jon.

  2. Nick
    October 23, 2018

    Jon—Thanks, this is a movie I have long wanted to see, and, as I guess no one knows better than you, it is frustrating when such a movie seems impossible to find (at least, in English). Also, I am always very happy when an equally rare foreign film Oscar nominee shows up (The Ninth Circle, Arms and the Man, more recently, Paix Sur les Champs and La Venganza). I hope you keep them coming—as with all things Oscar, quality may vary, but if unseen, who can tell? Thanks again.

    • Jon W.
      October 23, 2018

      Thank you, Nick, I’m always looking for unreleased Oscar nominees to upload, there’s more coming soon, stay tuned!

  3. Michael
    January 14, 2024

    Lovely film, great performances. Thanks Jon

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