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Le vagabond bien-aimé (1936)

Gaston, an artist in love with an upper class English girl, accepts to stay away from her when a wealthy rival offers to pay her father's heavy debt. Broken-hearted, he leaves for France ... See full summary »

Director:

Curtis Bernhardt (as Kurt Bernhardt)

Writers:

Curtis Bernhardt (as Kurt Bernhardt), Michel Duran (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Maurice Chevalier ... Gaston de Nerac
Betty Stockfeld ... Joanna Rushworth
Hélène Robert ... Blanquette
Serge Grave ... Asticot
Austin Trevor ... Count de Verneuil
Made Siamé Made Siamé ... Mme. Boin
Fernand Ledoux ... Major Walters
Madeleine Guitty ... Concierge
Charles Carson ... Charles Rushworth
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Gaston, an artist in love with an upper class English girl, accepts to stay away from her when a wealthy rival offers to pay her father's heavy debt. Broken-hearted, he leaves for France with his young servant. They join a young girl as popular musicians and tour the countryside in their way to Paris, where his former love reappears. Written by BSK

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Country:

UK

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 May 1936 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

O gois alitis See more »

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Production Co:

Toeplitz Productions Ltd. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate-language version of The Beloved Vagabond (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

De vous Revoir Madame
Music by Werner R. Heymann
Lyrics by Jean de Letraz and Albert Willemetz
Sung by Maurice Chevalier
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Spirit of 1789
27 April 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The running time on the IMDb seems largely inaccurate for this movie lasts barely 75 min (whereas the page reads 105).It is very doubtful the censorship may have cut parts of such a gentle inoffensive flick.

A French noble loses his English fiancée who marries a wealthy man.So he leaves the United Kingdom and gets back to where he once belonged,his native France.There he hits the road with a young boy called Asticot (=Maggot)who draws pictures of what happens to both of them.These drawings are a good idea ,and the spelling mistakes on the captions are a plus.Gaston ,the hero ,claims that he is through with women but pretty soon another -poor- woman gets into his life.They sing and play the accordion in all the country balls.Back to Paris he meets again his former love soon to become a widow.Back to London,the wedding is in sight.

The most interesting subject of a rather poor screenplay is the naive way the writers see the two countries ,England and France.France epitomizes liberty, recklessness,the bohemian life,the popular songs (Chevalier aptly sings :when a viscount meets another viscount,what do they tell each other ?Viscount's stories)England is that Viscounts country,a posh country where snob elegant ladies send the riffraff to the kitchen where they can have something to eat provided they do not rub shoulders with the elite of the nation.

France had its revolution.England did not,at least so far..


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