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They Were Five (1936)

La belle équipe (original title)
Those five are unemployed penniless workers. Together they win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery. Instead of sharing the money, they buy a ruin and build an open-air cafe. But ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Charles dit Charlot
Raymond Aimos ...
Raymond dit Tintin
Viviane Romance ...
Gina
Jacques Baumer ...
Monsieur Jubette
Marcelle Géniat ...
La grand' mère
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L'ivrogne
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Le propriétaire
Micheline Cheirel ...
Huguette
Rafael Medina ...
Mario (as Raphaël Medina)
Charles Dorat ...
Jacques
Robert Lynen ...
René
Robert Ozanne ...
Le patron du bistrot
Robert Moor ...
Un locataire
Marcel Maupi ...
Un copain (as Maupi)
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Storyline

Those five are unemployed penniless workers. Together they win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery. Instead of sharing the money, they buy a ruin and build an open-air cafe. But difficulties come to split their friendly group apart: former wife, police tracking one of them (Spanish republican refugee), jealousy... Written by Yepok

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31 May 1938 (USA)  »

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Camaradas  »

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(RCA High Fidelity)

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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. See more »

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When the guys are on the roof during the storm, the wires that are making the shingles fly are visible. See more »

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Everyone's bad.
9 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Absolute classic masterpiece. Julien Duvivier's usual thematic (everyone's bad) is here, but stronger and faster. I have seen the two ends - optimist (not very interesting) and pessimist (very hard to find, with german undertitle, but it was the one that Duvivier wants) and the second one broke all my hopes in human race. You must absolutely find the second one, a message from an old time when french cinema was the best in the world.


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