FRA / GB
Dir: René Clément
Starring: Gérard Philipe and Valerie Hobson
The adventures of a French philanderer in London
This comedy drama features some shots of the frontage to London Charing Cross station, along with a scene filmed at the former Aldwych branch platform of Holborn Underground station with 1923 ‘Standard’ stock working a Piccadilly Line service to Uxbridge. The film was French-British co-production, released in the UK as Knave of Hearts. In France, the film was released as Monsieur Ripois (it being based on the 1950 novel Monsieur Ripois et la Némésis by Louis Hémon). In the United States it was originally released as Lovers, Happy Lovers! then confusingly re-released as Lover Boy.