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A LIST OF FRENCH MOVIES REMADE BY HOLLYWOOD (Copyright by EDWIN JAHIEL)
1970s - 1980s - 1990s

1. Beauty and the Beast (Disney 91, from Cocteau’s -uncredited- La Belle et la bete , 1946 )
2. Blame it on Rio (1984) (from Berri’s Un Moment d’Egarement, 1977)
3. The Birdcage (1996) by Mike Nichols, with Robin Williams (from La Cage aux Folles, first play then film, by Edouard Molinaro,1978)
4. Breathless (1983) by Jim McBride, starring Richard Gere (from Godard’s A Bout de souffle/Breathless, 1959)
5. Buddy Buddy (81) by Billy Wilder, with Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau, (from l’Emmerdeur/ A Pain in the A___, first a play by Francis Veber then film by Edouard Molinaro, 1974)
6. Cousins (1989) by Joel Schumacher, with Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini (from Cousin Cousine by Jean-Charles Tacchella, 1975)
7. Dear Detective (pilot for TV series), 1979 (from same title by Philippe de Broca, 1977)
8. Diabolique (1996) by Jeremiah Chechik (from Les Diaboliques/Diabolique by Henri Georges Clouzot, 1955)
9. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (86) (from Jean Renoir’s Boudu Sauve des Eaux/ Boudu Saved From Drowning, 1932)
10. Greedy (94) (from ????)
11. Father’s Day (1997) from Les Comperes by Francis Veber
12. Happy New Year (1987) (from Lelouch film La Bonne annee/Happy New Year, 1973)
13. Intersection (1994) (from ClaudeSautet’s Les Choses de la Vie, 1969)
14. The Man Who Loved Women, (1983) by Blake Edwards, with Burt Reynolds, Julie Andrews, Kim Basinger (from Truffaut’s L’Homme qui aimait les femmes /The Man Who Loved Women, 1977)
15. Early Edition, TV series announced (1996) from film It Happened Tomorrow (1944) by Rene Clair
16. Diabolique from the film Diaboliques
17. The Man with One Red Shoe (85) (from Yves Robert’s Le Grand Blond Avec Une Chaussure Noire/ The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe, 1972)
Men Don’t Leave (1989), (from Mizrahi’s La Vie Continue, 1982)
19. The Mirror Has Two Faces
20. Mixed Nuts (1994) by Nora Ephron, starring Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein, Anthony LaPaglia, Juliette Lewis, Rob Reiner, Adam Sandler (from Le Pere Noe est une ordure, 1982)
21. My Father, the Hero (1994) (from Mon pere ce heros, 1991)
22. Oscar (1991) (comedy with Stallone) (from Oscar, first a play then a French farce of 1957)
23. Paradise (1991, with Melanie (Ugh) Griffith & Don Johnson) (from Le Grand Chemin/The Grand Highway, 1987 by Jean-Loup Hubert)
24. Point of No Return (1993) (from La Femme Nikita, 1990 by Luc Besson)
25. Pure Luck (91) by Nadia Tass, with Martin Short and Danny Glover (from Francis Veber’s La Chevre/ The Goat, 1991, starring Pierre Richard and Gerard Depardieu)
26. Quick Change (1990) (from 1985 French film Hold-Up,starring Belmondo)
27. Reflections on Murder (TV film, 1974, from Clouzot’s Les Diaboliques,1955)
28. Sommersby (1992) (from Le Retour de Martin Guerre/The Return of Martin Guerre, 1982, by Daniel Vigne, starring Gerard Depardieu)
29. Sorcerer (1977) by William Friedkin (from Le Salaire de la peur/The Wages of Fear, 1952, by Henri-Georges Clouzot, starring Yves Montand)
30. Three Men and a Baby (1988) with Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, etc.by Emile Ardolino (from Trois Hommes et un couffin/Three Men and a Cradle, by Coline Serreau, a woman director)
31. The Toy (1982) (from Francis Veber’s Le Jouet , 1976)
32. True Lies (1994) (from Claude Zidi’s La Totale, 1991)
33. Valmont (1989) by Milos Forman (from 18th century novel and partly from Roger Vadim’s Les Liaisons dangereuses/ Dangerous Liaisons, 1959)
34. The Vanishing (1993) by George Sluizer, with Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Nancy Travis, Sandra Bullock - remake of the French-Dutch 1988 thriller The Vanishing, by the same director, George Sluizer.
35. The Woman in Red, The (1984) by (and starring) Gene Wilder, from Un Elephant cat rompe enormement/ in the US -> Pardon Mon Affaire - by Yves Robert)
36. Men Don’t Leave from La Vie Continue see Cannes 93 article in Film Francais
37. Algiers from Pepe le Moko
38. Long Night from Jour se Leve

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