Knave of Hearts (film)

Knave of Hearts
Directed by René Clément
Produced by Paul Graetz
Written by René Clément
Hugh Mills
Raymond Queneau
Based on M. Ripois et la Nemesis by Louis Hemon
Starring Gérard Philipe
Valerie Hobson
Joan Greenwood
Margaret Johnston
Natasha Parry
Music by Roman Vlad
Cinematography Oswald Morris
Edited by Françoise Javet
Vera Campbell
Transcontinental Films
Distributed by Cinédis
Release dates
  • 19 May 1954 (1954-05-19) (France)

  • 30 September 1954 (1954-09-30) (New York)
Country France
United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £119,417 (UK)[1]

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.

The film was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize.[2]



  1. Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p504
  2. "Festival de Cannes: Knave of Hearts". Retrieved 2009-01-25.

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