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Carnival in Flanders (1935)

La kermesse héroïque (original title)
Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders

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(short story), (dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cornelia de Witte, Madame la Bourgmestre / Madame Burgomaster
André Alerme ...
Korbus de Witte, le bourgmestre / The Burgomaster (as Alerme)
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Le duc d'Olivarès / The Duke
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Le chapelain / The Priest
Lyne Clevers ...
La poissonnière / The Fish-Wife (as Lynne Clevers)
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Siska
Maryse Wendling ...
La boulangère / The Baker's Wife
Ginette Gaubert ...
L'aubergiste / The Inn-Keeper's Wife
Marguerite Ducouret ...
La femme du brasseur / The Brewer's Wife
Bernard Lancret ...
Julien Breughel
Alfred Adam ...
Josef Van Meulen, le boucher
Pierre Labry ...
L'aubergiste / The Inn-Keeper
Arthur Devère ...
Le poissonnier / The Fishmonger (as Arthur Devere)
Marcel Carpentier ...
Le boulanger / The Baker
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Le capitaine / The Captain (as Alexandre Darcy)
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When the village of Boom, in Flanders, learns a Spanish Duke and his troops plan to pass the night, the 4-man army deserts and the Mayor plays dead; so the Mayor's wife organizes the townswomen to greet the invaders and preserve the peace with womanly wiles. Written by Rich Wannen <Wannen@swbell.net>

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First APPROVED Then CONDEMNED by the Legion of Decency


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22 September 1936 (USA)  »

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The film gave rise to protests in Belgium, mainly from certain members of the Flemish community. It went as far as an interpellation at the Chamber of Deputies in order to have the film banned in Belgium. The request was rejected nevertheless the projection was prohibited in the city of Bruges. See more »

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Referenced in The Cincinnati Kid (1965) See more »

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She Stoops to Conquer!
29 October 2005 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

"Carnival in Flanders"

This a clever, charming film that depicts the womenfolk of a Flemish village winning over Spanish invaders. The mayor's wife rallies the women to use all their power and resources to seduce the Spaniards--and it works!

There are some very funny moments involving the vigil for the "deceased" mayor (especially when the court midget blackmails him). Most films about the 17th Century are pretty stodgy, but "Carnival" is delight.

I recommend this film.


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