6.1/10
128
2 user 1 critic

Les gaîtés de l'escadron (1932)

The life of disorderly soldiers in the barracks dealing with daily routines.

Director:

Writers:

(based on a play by), (based on a play by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In Cantagrel, Urbain Coindet, a farmer and town councilor in his forties, finds his wife hanging from a beam in the barn. Aurélie Coindet has committed suicide but but not everybody is ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil
Stars: Fernandel, Maria Mauban, Andrex
The Red Inn (1951)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A group of travelers, including a monk, stay in a lonely inn in the mountains. The host confesses the monk his habit of serving a soporific soup to the guests, to rob their possessions and ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Autant-Lara
Stars: Fernandel, Françoise Rosay, Marie-Claire Olivia
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1900, Miquette, the pretty daughter of the widow Grandier, decides to become an actress after seeing a play performed by the Monchablon theatre company. Unfortunately, Madame Grandier ... See full summary »

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Louis Jouvet, Bourvil, Saturnin Fabre
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Henri Verneuil
Stars: Fernandel, Françoise Arnoul, Andrex
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story concerns an old globe-maker who is mysteriously killed while going through the town portraying Pere Noel ("Father Christmas" aka Santa Claus).

Director: Christian-Jaque
Stars: Harry Baur, Renée Faure, Marie-Hélène Dasté
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mild-mannered government bureaucrat discovers that he has the ability to walk through walls.

Director: Jean Boyer
Stars: Bourvil, Joan Greenwood, Gérard Oury
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In the absence of his wife, a clarinet player is induced by a friend to meet a call girl, but arrived after a crime. Perceived by some people leaving the scene of the crime covered by his ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Fernandel, Jacques Duby, Jean Rigaux
Action | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Commissaire Letellier and Inspector Moissac are tracking Minos, a serial killer whose victims are women.

Director: Henri Verneuil
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Denner, Adalberto Maria Merli
L'âge ingrat (1964)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two students, Antoine, the son of a Southern pedal boat renter, and Marie, the daughter of a Paris railway executive, have got engaged in secret. They are now willing to clarify the ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Grangier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Fernandel, Marie Dubois
Lilac (1932)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Lilac is consorting with the criminal scum of Paris but then she falls in love with a handsome detective...

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Marcelle Romée, André Luguet, Jean Gabin
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jean Brevent has never been able to work out why his wife Catherine walked out on him. Five years later, he meets her by chance on a bus, but they are soon separated again.

Director: Marc Allégret
Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Arletty, Bourvil
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After thirteen years in Germany, Fernand is coming back to his wife and his restaurant. But since his disparition, his wife as made her life with a norman chef, sympathetic but a specialist... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Grangier
Stars: Fernandel, Bourvil, Claire Maurier
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Le capitaine Hurluret
...
Fricot
...
Vanderague
René Donnio ...
Laplote (as Donnio)
Charles Camus ...
Adjudant Flick (as Camus)
Pierre Labry ...
Potiron
Frédéric Munié ...
Lieutenant Mousseret
Lucien Nat ...
Maréchal des Logis chef Barnot
Pierre Ferval ...
Brigadier Vergisson (as Ferval)
Georges Bever ...
La Guillaumette (as Bever)
Paul Azaïs ...
Croquebol (as Azaïs)
...
Barchetti (as Armontel)
Louis Cari ...
Fourrier Bernot (as Cary)
Henry Roussel ...
Le général (as Henry Roussell)
Ketty Pierson ...
La charcutière (as Kitty Pierson)
Edit

Storyline

The life of disorderly soldiers in the barracks dealing with daily routines.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 September 1932 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida no Quartel  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA)

Color:

(Pathécolor) (stencil tinted)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Allegro squadrone (1954) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A coarse comedy....
17 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

It was a genre which was very popular in the early thirties in France .Two other good examples are "Les Dégourdis De La Onzième" and "Ignace" where Fernandel was featured too.Here he is only supporting as is Jean Gabin.

The "crazy barracks" style is really an acquired taste.This kind of comedy is terribly dated.Even with Raimu who plays Captain Hurluru, a military man who seems to make it rough all over the place and who finally is a good man,with a great heart who pays for the headcheese his squaddies have stolen.It's occasionally funny,notably when the general comes for the review and punctuates every captain's gaffe with a terse "it does not really matter" .In those lovely barracks,you can sing,smoke ,drink and eat headcheese in the prisons.

Based on Georges Courteline's work,a writer who wrote spoofs on the army and their iron discipline.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page