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Sénéchal the Magnificent (1957)
"Sénéchal le magnifique" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  24 May 1957 (France)
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Sénéchal, an actor touring the provinces with the "Tournées Carlini" does not meet the success he thinks he deserves. One night in Dreux, he finds himself without his luggage and dressed up... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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François, Lucien Sénéchal
Nadia Gray ...
La princesse Marida Ludibescu
Madeleine Barbulée ...
Mme Roberte
Simone Paris ...
L'actrice qui joue Mme Serval
Robert Pizani ...
Le prince Alexandre
Suzanne Dehelly ...
La malade
Roland Armontel ...
Carlini (as Armontel)
Jenny Astruc
Paul Azaïs ...
Le garagiste - mécanicien du car
Georges Baconnet ...
Le président du tribunal
Barbara Brault ...
Bit part
Sacha Briquet ...
Le représentant en télévision
Jacqueline Caurat ...
Nicole, une soubrette
Albert Dinan ...
Léon Duchêne aka M. Léon
Catherine Gay
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Sénéchal, an actor touring the provinces with the "Tournées Carlini" does not meet the success he thinks he deserves. One night in Dreux, he finds himself without his luggage and dressed up as a Foreign Legion officer, he is invited to a party thrown by a colonel. He creates a sensation there and does not leave the colonel's wife ... indifferent! Back in Paris, Sénéchal goes through a similar experience. This time around, wearing tuxedo and top hat, he gets mistaken for a diplomat and charms the guests of a wedding party. Arrested by the police, he chooses to do without an attorney at his trial and his brilliant eloquence has him acquitted. A question remains unanswered though : will all those people who give an ovation in real life ever go to see him on stage ? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Fernandel at his best

Fernandel has been during 30 Years France's biggest comic actor , challenged only by Chaplin in the States and Toto in Italy..Although now 30 years after his death his Melodrama movies like Angele,Nais,the Schpountz and the Don camillo series are best remembered,this straightforward comedy is absolutely a must..Its also a Movie on Theater actors harsh lives."all this for what ? to say in the poorest village of France : The Dinner is Served"....don't forget the last 15 minutes among the best of all french comic films


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