Mademoiselle Fifi (Guy de Maupassant's Mademoiselle Fifi )
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Mademoiselle Fifi (Guy de Maupassant's Mademoiselle Fifi )
One of the few failures for RKO Radio's resident "prestige programmer" producer Val Lewton, Mademoiselle Fifi is based on two Guy De Maupassant tales, with emphasis on Boule de Suif. The story takes place during the Franco-Prussian war of 1870, though it is clearly an allegorical representation of the German mindset of WW2. "Mademoiselle Fifi" is the derisive nickname of a brutal Prussian officer (Kurt Krueger) who rules the roost in a tiny French village. When a stagecoach rides into the village, the passengers are detained by the Prussian tyrant, who threatens to kill… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"My hat is off to the filmmakers who made this brave film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One of the few non-thrillers in the oeuvre of producer-auteur Val Lewton, this period piece shows even more glaringly how close his celebrated taste and intelligence could skirt to outright stodginess."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A rare non-horror film for producer Val Lewton, the oft-forgotten Mademoiselle Fifi moves with the same intelligent, elegant style and economy as his other films."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The whole thing is a less-than-successful allegory for the horrors taking place in Europe during WW II."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide