Knave of Hearts (film)

  (Redirected from Monsieur Ripois)

Knave of Hearts is a 1954 film about the adventures of a French philanderer in Paris and London. In France, it was released as Monsieur Ripois (the title of the original novel by Louis Hémon). In the United States, it was originally released as Lovers, Happy Lovers!, then later re-released as Lover Boy. The film, which was a French-British co-production, stars Gérard Philipe in the title role, and was directed by René Clément.

Knave of Hearts
Directed byRené Clément
Produced byPaul Graetz
Written byRené Clément
Hugh Mills
Raymond Queneau
Based onM. Ripois et la Nemesis by Louis Hemon
StarringGérard Philipe
Valerie Hobson
Joan Greenwood
Margaret Johnston
Natasha Parry
Music byRoman Vlad
CinematographyOswald Morris
Edited byFrançoise Javet
Vera Campbell
Transcontinental Films
Distributed byCinédis
Release date
  • 19 May 1954 (1954-05-19) (France)

  • 30 September 1954 (1954-09-30) (New York)
United Kingdom
Box office£119,417 (UK)[1]
2,005,349 admissions (France)[2]

The film was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize.[3]



  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p504
  2. ^ "Box Office Success of Gerard Philippe films". Box Office Story.
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Knave of Hearts". Retrieved 25 January 2009.

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