Monsieur Ripois (1954) AKA Lovers, Happy Lovers! / Knave of Hearts


While his wife, Catherine, is finalizing their divorce, serial philanderer Andre invites his latest conquest, Catherine’s best friend, Patricia, over for dinner. Over the course of the evening, Andre shares his entire romantic history since first coming to London as a young man, including his liaisons with his former boss, a marriage-minded young girl and a kindhearted Frenchwoman.

Director: René Clément. AKA Lovers, Happy Lovers! / Knave of Hearts
Stars: Gérard Philipe, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Margaret Johnston, Natasha Parry, Germaine Montero.

1954 Cannes Film Festival – Winner Special Jury Prize.
1954 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Grand Prize of the Festival (later renamed Palme d’Or).
1955 BAFTA Film Awards – Nominated Best British Screenplay (Hugh Mills/René Clément)


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  1. Lemmy
    January 1, 2020

    2020 off to a great start! Cheers, Jon!

  2. January 2, 2020

    uncanny how wonderfully this anticipates–and in so many ways, surpasses the kitchen-sink/angry-young-man english pictures of the fifties! an underappreciated gem………

  3. February 25, 2020

    May well have influenced Eric Rohmer, whose early films it very much resembles.

  4. ray
    January 16, 2021

    A wonderful film

  5. Eric Wall
    July 21, 2023

    True love will find him in the end!

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