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The Five Cents of Lavarede (1939)
"Les cinq sous de Lavarède" (original title)

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Some try to travel around the world with a time constraint, but Lavarède has to perform an even harder task than Phineas Fogg. His assignment is to go around the globe with a mere five ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josette Day ...
Miss Aurett Murlington
Andrex ...
Jim Strong
Félix Oudart ...
Le capitaine du cargo Heaven Way
André Roanne ...
Jim Strong
Henri Nassiet ...
Pierre Labry ...
Le gardien chef
Albert Duvaleix ...
Maître Panabert (as Duvalleix)
Le policier (as Vital-Geymond)
Jacques Henley ...
L'officier du Normandie
Georges Cahuzac
Talmont ...
Le révérend Houston
Serjius ...
Un gardien
Jacques Servières ...
Le pilote
Marcel Vidal ...
Le barman


Some try to travel around the world with a time constraint, but Lavarède has to perform an even harder task than Phineas Fogg. His assignment is to go around the globe with a mere five cents coin. Worse, he can't even spend it or else he will not come into the money of his inheritance. To make sure Lavarède plays by the rules of the game, two supervisors stick to him like a shadow. Will the young man meet this unbelievable challenge? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Release Date:

26 May 1939 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

A Volta ao Mundo com 80 Centavos  »

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Je suis une petite nature
Composed by Casimir Oberfeld
Lyrics by Jean Manse
Performed by Fernandel
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Around the world with five pence
5 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

Paul D'Ivoi 's novel was bearing more than a distant resemblance to Jules Verne's 'Around the world in eighty days" .Its hero was broke,but unlike Fernandel,he was a handsome young man .Lavarede was also featured in another D'Ivoi 's novel "Le Bolide De Lavarede" aka "Le Cousin De Lavarede ".D'Ivoi 's output was huge but most of it has sunk into oblivion ,even "les Cinq Sous " which was relatively known forty years ago .

Fernandel was cast against type (Stan Laurel as Indiana Jones,if you see what I mean) ;hence the necessity to turn what was essentially an adventure novel into a slapstick comedy.The main characters (Miss Aurett and her father,the creditor) are featured .But the screenplay is even more improbable than the novel,but its absurdity sometimes saves the movie: best moment is probably the scene when the hero,sentenced to death in an American jail(where everybody speaks French!)thinks he is an actor in a film on his way to the electric chair.

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