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Crainquebille (1922)

A poor vegetable peddler in Paris runs afoul of the law and finds himself ground up in the cogs of the corrupt French judicial system.

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Maurice de Féraudy ...
Félix Oudart ...
L'agent 64
Jean Forest ...
La Souris
Marguerite Carré ...
Mme Laure
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Mme Bayard
René Worms ...
M. Lemerle
Charles Mosnier ...
Docteur Mathieu
Armand Numès ...
Le Président - The Presiding Judge
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A poor vegetable peddler in Paris runs afoul of the law and finds himself ground up in the cogs of the corrupt French judicial system.

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7 October 1923 (Finland)  »

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Coster Bill of Paris  »

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Banned in Belgian, 1923, on the grounds that it portrays a lack of respect of its laws. See more »

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Decent Silent
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Crainquebille (1922)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

French film from director Jacques Feyder about a poor vegetable peddler (Maurice de Feraudy) who has a misunderstanding with a cop and ends up spending two weeks in jail. The peddler was loved by everyone but when he's released from prison he finds that everyone has turned their backs on him. There's a lot to like about this film but at the same time there's a lot not to like. Technically this film is near perfect. There's some terrific cinematography here and the use of tinting comes to wonderful effect. There's two scenes of fantasy, one taking place in a courtroom and the other being a nightmare sequence. Both segments are incredibly well done with a wonderful touch of surrealism that really jumps off the screen. de Feraudy is also perfect in his role and director Feyder keeps the film moving at a lightning pace. So, what's the problem? There isn't a single emotion to be found in the film. I didn't laugh, there wasn't any suspense and there was really any drama so I'm really not sure what the film was going for outside the visual quality.


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