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A Day in the Country (1936)

Partie de campagne (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Drama | 12 December 1950 (USA)
The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love to a man at the inn, where they spend the day.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sylvia Bataille ...
Henriette
Georges D'Arnoux ...
Henri (as Georges Saint-Saens)
...
Madame Dufour (as Jeanne Marken)
André Gabriello ...
Monsieur Dufour (as Gabriello)
Jacques B. Brunius ...
Rodolphe (as Jacques Borel)
Paul Temps ...
Anatole
Gabrielle Fontan ...
La grand' mère / Grandmother
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Père Poulain / Uncle Poulain
Marguerite Renoir ...
La servante / Waitress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Lestringuez ...
Un vieux curé / Old priest
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The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love to a man at the inn, where they spend the day. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Short | Comedy | Drama | Romance

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12 December 1950 (USA)  »

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A Day in the Country  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Shot in the summer of 1936 and was not released until 10 years later, in a forty-minute unfinished version. See more »

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Thank You, Criterion
4 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The family of a Parisian shop-owner (André Gabriello) spends a day in the country. The daughter (Sylvia Bataille) falls in love with a man (Georges D'Arnoux) at the inn, where they spend the day.

This simple film, less than 45 minutes long, is now available thanks to Criterion. Who can say no to Jean Renoir in the 1930s? So many of us are preoccupied with American comedies of the era, we forget that other countries exist. And this one at a time that France was just about to be invaded by Germany!

Although her career spanned over 20 years, this would turn out to be Sylvia Bataille's most memorable role. Renoir never finished filming due to weather problems, but producer Pierre Braunberger turned the material into a release in 1946, ten years after it was shot. Braunberger was right to release the film.


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