Young Girls in Distress (Jeunes Filles en Detresse)

“Never released in this country, and with no reputation, this film has always been an unknown quantity. From its title and director combination, one expected a rather grim reprise of Maedchen In Uniform, but it is exactly the opposite. Apart from the odd moment of suicidal despair, this is the gayest, most light-hearted film Pabst ever made, something of a cross between Mal St. Clair's silent Are Parents People? and Deanna Durbin's Three Smart Girls. It's a serio-comedy about divorce, and even has a song or two. Micheline Presle, in her first film, is quite surprisingly assured.”

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