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Release Date:
18 September 1932 (France) See more »
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Raimu ... Le capitaine Hurluret

Jean Gabin ... Fricot

Fernandel ... 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)
Roland Armontel ... Barchetti (as Armontel)
Louis Cari ... Fourrier Bernot (as Cary)
Henry Roussel ... Le général (as Henry Roussell)
Ketty Pierson ... La charcutière (as Kitty Pierson)
Jacqueline Brizard ... La blanchisseuse (as J. Brizard)
Mady Berry ... Madame Bijou - la cantinière
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Athon ... (uncredited)
Jacques Beauvais ... Le patron du Beuglant (uncredited)

Julien Carette ... Un cavalier (uncredited)
Léon Courtois ... (uncredited)
Pierre Dac ... Ledru (uncredited)
Édouard Francomme ... Un soldat à la pluche des patates (uncredited)
Geo Laby ... Peplat (uncredited)
Palmyre Levasseur ... La diseuse (uncredited)
Marcel Lutrand ... Favret (uncredited)
Marcel Magnat ... Laigrepin (uncredited)
Jean-François Martial ... Un soldat (uncredited)
Adolphe Mercier ... (uncredited)
Albert Montigny ... Dupont (uncredited)

Directed by
Maurice Tourneur 
Writing credits
Georges Courteline (based on a play by) and
Edouard Nores (based on a play by)

Georges Dolley (adaptation)

Cinematography by
Raymond Agnel 
René Colas 
Film Editing by
Jacques Tourneur 
Set Decoration by
Jacques Colombier 
Production Management
Fernand Lefebvre .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henri Lepage .... assistant director
Jacques Tourneur .... assistant director
Sound Department
Antoine Archimbaud .... sound editor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fun in Barracks" - International (English title) (informal literal English title)
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85 min
Color (Pathécolor) (stencil tinted) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA)

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Version of The Funny Regiment (1913)See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A coarse comedy...., 17 March 2007
Author: dbdumonteil

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.

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