This Max Ophüls omnibus film, based on three de Maupassant stories, sounds better than it is; the stories allow Ophüls to display his virtuoso technique, but two of the three turn out too thin and hokey. The first, "THE MASK," famous for the Palais de la Danse sequence, is about a man trying to retain the illusion of youth; Gaby Morlay and Claude Dauphin are in it. "THE MODEL" is about an artist (Daniel Gélin) who quarrels with his mistress-model (Simone Simon). The most satisfying, "THE HOUSE OF MADAME TELLIER," is about the temporary closing of a brothel when the madam (Madeleine Renaud) and her girls go to the country to attend the first Communion of the madam's niece. The cast includes Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Pierre Brasseur, Ginette Leclerc, Mila Parély, and Louis Seigner. In French.