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The Baker's Wife (1938)
"La femme du boulanger" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  26 February 1940 (USA)
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In this little Provencal village, a new baker, Aimable, settles down. His wife Aurelie is beautiful and much younger than he. She departs with a shepherd the night after Aimable produces ... See full summary »

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Ginette Leclerc ...
Fernand Charpin ...
Robert Vattier ...
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Robert Bassac ...
Marcel Maupi ...
Barnabé (as Maupi)
Alida Rouffe ...
Odette Roger ...
Miette, la femme d'Antonin
Yvette Fournier ...
Hermine
Maximilienne ...
Melle Angèle (as Maximilienne Max)
Charblay ...
Arsène, le boucher
Julien Maffre ...
Pétugue (as Maffre)
Adrien Legros ...
Barthelemy
Jean Castan ...
Esprit, un berger
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In this little Provencal village, a new baker, Aimable, settles down. His wife Aurelie is beautiful and much younger than he. She departs with a shepherd the night after Aimable produces his first breads. Aimable is so afflicted that he can not work anymore. Therefore, the villagers, who initially laughed at his cuckoldry, take the matter very seriously (they want the bread) and organize a plan to find Aurelie and to bring her back to the bakery. Written by Yepok

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Marcel Pagnol wrote the part of Aurélie Castanier for Joan Crawford. The American actress declined because she didn't speak French. The part, which has a minimal amount of lines for a title role, went to Ginette Leclerc. See more »

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The best of the Pagnol films
24 January 1999 | by (Hull, Canada) – See all my reviews

My favourite of all the Pagnol films, including the recent ones, due to the timeless, moving performance by the great Raimu as the lovelorn baker. The French stars of that period have never been surpassed as character actors, and for this film the writer was a great character author.


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