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César (1936)

Not Rated | | Drama | 27 October 1948 (USA)
Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest in front of his friends; he insists that the doctor be truthful. But, he cannot ... See full summary »

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Honoré Panisse (as Charpin)
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Robert Vattier ...
Marcel Maupi ...
Innocent Mangiapan (as Maupi)
Édouard Delmont ...
Milly Mathis ...
Thommeray ...
Elzéar Bonnegrâce - le curé de Saint Victor
Jean Castan ...
L'enfant de choeur
Robert Bassac ...
Pierre Dromard
Alida Rouffe ...
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L'employé de Panisse
Charblay ...
Henri - le patron du bar de Toulon
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Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest in front of his friends; he insists that the doctor be truthful. But, he cannot bring himself to tell his son Cesariot that his real father is Marius, the absent son of César, Cesariot's godfather. Panisse leaves that to Fanny, the lad's mother. Dissembling that he's off to see a friend, Cesariot then seeks Marius, now a mechanic in Toulon. Posing as a journalist, Cesariot spends time with Marius and leaves believing tales he is a petty thief. Only after the truth comes out can Marius, Fanny, César, and Cesariot step beyond the falsehoods, benign though they may be. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Odette Roger is credited in the opening credits as "la bonne de l'hotel" (the hotel maid) but does not appear in the film. The hotel sequence was cut out of the final print. See more »

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César Ollivier: If sinning made us suffer we'd all be saints.
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Remade as Port of Seven Seas (1938) See more »

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César (1936)
4 August 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I appreciated writers reign's comments which I fully agree with. I would just like to say that I have in hand Pagnols' memoirs entitled "Confidences" published in 1981,i.e.7 years after his death.Pagnol states that he got along very well with Korda when "Marius" was shot for Paramount.Korda told Pagnol:"It's my first talking picture.I know what you don't and you know what I ignore.We should do a good job together". Actually,according to Pagnol,it's Korda himself who answered a complaining sound recording engineer:"Mr Raimu cannot be replaced.You can".Raimu bought the man a drink and they became good friends. I hope I did not hurt your excellent correspondent's feelings.I am just luckier to have Pagnol's memoirs at home.Thank you for your attention.


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