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Amazing Monsieur Fabre (1951)

Monsieur Fabre (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 8 September 1952 (USA)
Pierre Fresnay plays the title role of a dedicated man, living in the south of France in the 19th-century and somewhat ahead of his time. Fabre ekes out a meager existence for his huge ... See full summary »

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La comtesse de La Porte
André Randall ...
Le philosophe John Stuart Mill
Georges Tabet ...
Le directeur d'Avignon
Espanita Cortez ...
France Descaut ...
Antonia Fabre
Olivier Hussenot ...
Le censeur d'Avignon
Denise Kerny ...
Aglaë âgée
Paul Bonifas ...
Le ministre Victor Duruy (as Victor Boniface)
Jacques Emmanuel ...
L'éditeur Charles Delagrave
Pierre Magnier ...
Charles Delagrave
Guy Haurey ...
Jules
Henry Laverne ...
Le maire (as Henri Laverne)
Solange Varenne ...
La deuxième femme
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Pierre Fresnay plays the title role of a dedicated man, living in the south of France in the 19th-century and somewhat ahead of his time. Fabre ekes out a meager existence for his huge family as a mathematics instructor who studies insects. Recognition of his work, both in the field of entomology and as it related to man's behavior, came slowly over a 50-year period that showed him that man alone possesses a soul and free will. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Drama

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8 September 1952 (USA)  »

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Do it right and the subject matter becomes secondary.

This film is based on the life of France's great 19th Century entomologist, Jean Henri Fabre. This was one of the first French/American co-productions, with the original story and screen play by American playwright Jack Kirkland. Walter Futter had no role in the writing, as some source seem to incorrectly think.

Horace Woodard shot the excellent scientific photography that occupies a great deal of the 90-minute running time.

Pierre Fresnay plays the title role of a dedicated man, living in the south of France and somewhat ahead of his time. Fabre ekes out a meager existence for his huge family as a mathematics instructor who studies insects. Recognition of his work, both in the field of entomology and as it related to man's behavior, came slowly over a 50-year period that showed him that man alone possesses a soul and free will.


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