Janine Crispin

  1. Madeleine Cheminat, Tout feu, tout flamme (All Fired Up), France, 1981.   This was not Crispin’s day…! The mission: Find a grandmother for Isabelle Adjani, who is also Yves Montand’s mother.   With help from Jean-Claude Brialy and Marlene Dietrich’s pal, Sacha Briquet, Euro casting icon Dominique Besnehard met various old lady actresses: Crispin, Danielle Darrieux, Madeleine Ozeray, and Margo Lion. (It was, he said,  like  being dropped into a live history of cinema). Crispin made a date with Besnehard  at a cafe… and turned  up drunk.

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