|La Femme et le Pantin / Femmina|
|Directed by||Julien Duvivier|
|Written by||Julien Duvivier|
|Based on|| La Femme et le pantin  |
by Pierre Louÿs
|Produced by|| Christine Gouze-Rénal |
|Edited by||Jacqueline Sadoul|
|Music by|| Jean Wiener |
|Box office||2,453,892 admissions (France) |
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