MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,021 this week

Heartbeat (1938)
"Le schpountz" (original title)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  4 September 1939 (USA)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 490 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 3 critic

Meeting a movie team on location near his house, a young man saw a lots of encouragment for his dreaming carreer as a movie star in what was only sarcasm from the members of the team. (This... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(adaptation)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 20 titles
created 22 Jan 2011
 
a list of 546 titles
created 14 Mar 2011
 
Vus
a list of 1809 titles
created 30 Mar 2012
 
a list of 59 titles
created 07 Jul 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Heartbeat" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Heartbeat (1938)

Heartbeat (1938) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Heartbeat.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Marius (1931)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

César runs a bar along Marseilles' port, assisted by his 23 year old son, Marius. Colorful characters abound: M. Panisse, an aging widower and prosperous sail maker; Honorine, a fishmonger ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Korda
Stars: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Fernand Charpin
Harvest (1937)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Marcel Pagnol
Stars: Gabriel Gabrio, Orane Demazis, Fernandel
César (1936)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Marcel Pagnol
Stars: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis
Angele (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young and naive peasant girl in Provence, who has been seduced and abandoned, moves to Marseilles and becomes a street-walker after having her baby.

Director: Marcel Pagnol
Stars: Orane Demazis, Fernandel, Henri Poupon
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Laurent Tirard
Stars: Valérie Lemercier, Kad Merad, Dominique Lavanant
Les Profs (2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Pierre-François Martin-Laval
Stars: Christian Clavier, Isabelle Nanty, Pierre-François Martin-Laval
Le schpountz (1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Irene has no desire to work in his uncle's grocery shop and dreams of becoming an actor. His opportunity comes when a crew of movie makers came to his little village. Irene begins to go ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Oury
Stars: Smaïn, Sabine Azéma, Ticky Holgado
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Good news for Léon and Bruno, their (unworthy) father has just died! The two brothers, very different from each other, are reunited in some dead loss in the Savoie for the funeral. But at ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Mariette
Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Laurent Lafitte, Vincent Macaigne
Brooklyn (2014)
Drama | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young girl runs away from Switzerland. She arrives in Paris to take her chance into Hip Hop music.

Director: Pascal Tessaud
Stars: Kt Gorique, Rafal Uchiwa, Jalil Naciri
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A rural maiden's two suitors go off to war, leaving her pregnant.

Director: Marcel Pagnol
Stars: Raimu, Fernandel, Josette Day
Vandal (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Hélier Cisterne
Stars: Zinedine Benchenine, Chloé Lecerf, Emile Berling
Elle l'adore (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Muriel Bayen, a divorced beautician and mother of two, loves to tell stories. She is a huge fan of this singer Vincent Lacroix, in fact she is a dedicated fan. One day Vincent knock on her door and ask for her help.

Director: Jeanne Herry
Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Laurent Lafitte, Pascal Demolon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Orane Demazis ...
Françoise
Fernand Charpin ...
L'oncle Baptiste Fabre (as Charpin)
Léon Belières ...
Meyerboom
Enrico Glori ...
Bodigar Glazunoff
Robert Vattier ...
Astruc
Marcel Maupi ...
Le barman
Louisard ...
Charlet
Henri Poupon ...
Galubert
Robert Bassac ...
Dromart
Charles Blavette ...
Martelette (as Blavette)
Jean Castan ...
Casimir Fabre
André Pollack ...
L'avoué (as Pollack)
Charblay ...
Adolphe, le portier du studio
Tyrand ...
Le pape (as Tyran)
Edit

Storyline

Meeting a movie team on location near his house, a young man saw a lots of encouragment for his dreaming carreer as a movie star in what was only sarcasm from the members of the team. (This is the caracteristic of a schountz: someone who see himself as a born movie comedian and is blind on the critics to his dream) After he has signed a fake contract which he blindly take as genuine even if it is ridiculous, he starts to Paris without money to make his carreer. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 September 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Heartbeat  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1939) | (TCM print) | (premiere)

Sound Mix:

(Philips Soundsystem)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie was shot a second time because the confusion around the first shooting when Marcel Pagnol was writing the scenario day by day. Unavailable for the second shooting, Pierre Brasseur was replaced by Roger Forster (I) but some of the shots involving Brasseur were still used. See more »

Goofs

Unavailable for the second shooting (see trivia entry), Pierre Brasseur was replaced by Roger Forster but some of the shots involving Brasseur were still used. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cinema According to Brisseau (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Clever innovation
15 September 2001 | by (illinois) – See all my reviews

I like this film. It stands out as something completely different in the catalog of Pagnol films - not quite free of the heavy sentiment, but approaching being truly screwball. Irenee's idiotic hopefulness isn't as touching as it is funny - a triumph of Fernandel's hulking gawkiness. Somewhere out there the Marx Brothers, Alphonse Allais and Mark Twain are probably smiling.


17 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
on TCM January 3-4 mrmsmith
Discuss Heartbeat (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?