François Truffaut's second adaptation of a Henri-Pierre Roche novel (the other being 'Jules et Jim') is also about a menage-à-trois, although this time set in nineteenth century Wales. Claude (Jean-Pierre Léaud), an aspiring young French writer, spends a holiday on the Welsh coast with an English family and falls in love with the two daughters, Ann (Kika Markham) and Muriel (Stacey Tendeter).
Claude Roc, a young Parisian, and Anne Brown, a young Englishwoman, meet in Paris and soon become friends. Anne invites Claude to her home in Wales where he meets Muriel, Anne's younger sister, to whom shes destines Claude to marry. Anne's plan works when Muriel is proposed to, but Claude is turned down. When a years separation is forced upon them, Muriel finds herself falling in love with Claude, but he takes a different path and upon his return to Paris pursues many women including Anne, Muriel's sister...
A FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT FILM Based on the novel by HENRI-PIERRE ROCHE Adaptation by FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT and JEAN GRUAULT Music by GEORGES DELERUE Cinematography by NESTOR ALMENDROS Editor YANN DEDET Starring JEAN-PIERRE LEAUD, KIKA MARKHAM, STACY TENDETER, SYLVIA MARRIOT, PHILIPE LEOTARD, MARIE MANSART, IRENE TUNC Special Features INTRODUCTION BY SERGE TOUBIANA, AUDIO COMMENTARY BY SCREENWRITER JEAN GRUAULT, ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER.