A collection of sketches on prostitution through the ages. 1) "The Prehistoric Era": A caveman discovers that a cavewoman is more attractive when cave paint is applied to her face. And she can earn more seashells that way. 2) "Roman Nights": The Emperor goes out seeking a little nocturnal amusement, only to find that the high-priced, Oriental courtesan he hires is his wife, the Empress. 3) "Mademoiselle Mimi": In revolutionary France, Mimi finds that her client, the nephew of a marquis, is more interested in watching the guillotinings out her window than he is in going to bed. 4) "The Gay Nineties": When Nini discovers by accident that her antiquated customer is a banker, she pretends to be an honest woman who has fallen in love with him. She even pays him, just like a gigolo! 5) "Paris Today": Two girls pick up clients by driving around in a car...

  1. Michael Pfleghar

    Director, Writer

  2. Franco Indovina

    Director, Writer

  3. Claude Autant-Lara

    Director, Writer

  4. Philippe de Broca

    Director, Writer

  5. Mauro Bolognini

    Director, Writer

  6. Jean-Luc Godard

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Michèle Mercier

    Michèle Mercier


  2. Jeanne Moreau

    Jeanne Moreau


  3. Raquel Welch

    Raquel Welch


  4. Elsa Martinelli

    Elsa Martinelli


  5. Jean-Claude Brialy

    Jean-Claude Brialy


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Original Title Le Plus Vieux Métier du monde

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 8, 1967


Original Language French

Runtime 1h 59m

Budget -

Revenue $119.00



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