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The Sheep Has Five Legs (1954)

Le mouton à cinq pattes (original title)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Édouard Saint-Forget / Les quintuplés : Alain, Bernard, Charles, Désiré et Etienne
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Marianne Durand-Perrin
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Un marin
Michel Ardan ...
Un marin
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Le brigadier
Georges Chamarat ...
M. Durand-Perrin, le père
Édouard Delmont ...
Le docteur Bollène
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Solange Saint-Forget
Ky Duyen ...
Un chinois (as Ky-Duyen)
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Pilate (as Louis de Funes)
Leopoldo Francés ...
Le métis
Micheline Gary ...
L'hôtesse de l'instutut de beauté
René Génin ...
Le maire
Denise Grey ...
Mme Durand-Perrin, la mère
Tony Jacquot ...
L'instituteur
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The Incomparable FERNANDEL...in a delightful 'tour de force" See more »

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24 September 1954 (France)  »

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The Sheep Has Five Legs  »

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The story of Father Charles, who hides away because he is laughed at due to his similarity to "that priest in the movies", is a reference to the series of films being made at that time in which Fernandel played Don Camillo. See more »

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References The Little World of Don Camillo (1952) See more »

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A Gallic Comedic Gem
5 February 2000 | by (Tuross, Australia) – See all my reviews

A favourite French comedy that admirably showcases the artistry of Fernandel. The episode involving - inter alia - a fly and a most comely young lady, remains one of my fond adolescent memories of subtitled 1950's French cinema at the local cinema. Recommended if you want to revisit (or visit) a magic time in French cinema or see a great comedic artist at work in other than the Don Camillo guise most non - French viewers know.


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