In World War II, the widow Barny sees the Italian soldiers arriving in occupied Saint Bernard while walking to her job. Barny lives with her daughter and works correcting tests and feels a ... See full summary »
Albert is an inn owner who vowed never to drink again if he and his wife survived the war. They did, and the reformed alcoholic keeps his vow. But times have changed and soon after the war,... See full summary »
Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do ... See full summary »
It's no holds barred for Julian in pursuit of upward mobility. Although expected to channel career aspirations into the Church of the post- Napoleonic era, his intensely romantic liaisons ... See full summary »
After serving together in the French Foreign Legion, a mercenary and a doctor leave the service and go their separate ways. Later, they are reunited by a coincidence. The doctor has made a ... See full summary »
When Catherine Brévent (Danielle Darrieux) gets off the bus to enter the building, the pavement is wet. When Jean Brévent (Bourvil) enters the same building, supposedly a few minutes later, the pavement is completely dry. See more »
.... were derivative stuff .But they did have wonderful casts: this is the only film where you can see Danielle Darrieux and Arletty together:two legends of the French cinema .Plus Bourvil and Jean-Paul Belmondo who would team up again ten years later for "le Cerveau" (1969).
After "Blanche Fury" ,Allégret did not make a single truly interesting movie."Un drôle de dimanche" hesitates between comedy and drama.There are some funny moments (notably when Bourvil pretends to be the boss to regain his ex-wife's love; the commercial with all the women crying ) but as a drama it does not really work.The three flashbacks are a waste of film ,the Bourvil/Darrieux encounter is laborious,the final chase is repetitive.
The reason why you would watch this is,I say it again,the cast.Arletty as a dramatic art teacher,what a good idea!The sequence is unfortunately too short.
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