In Cantagrel, Urbain Coindet, a farmer and town councilor in his forties, finds his wife hanging from a beam in the barn. Aurélie Coindet has committed suicide but but not everybody is ... See full summary »
A group of travelers, including a monk, stay in a lonely inn in the mountains. The host confesses the monk his habit of serving poisoned soup to the guests, to rob their possessions and to ... See full summary »
Honorin (Fernandel) is the simple and naive stage manager of a traveling theatre troupe, whose one ambition is to once play the role of the cavalier in the opera "Francis I, or the Loves of... See full summary »
Paul Dupré meurt soudainement suite à une injection faite par son infirmière, Gina Bianchi. Gina a été la maîtresse de Dupré et est accusée de l'avoir tué quand on découvre un testament qui... See full summary »
A small village is torn apart by a quarrel between the baker and the italian grocery tenant, mother of a pregnant young girl. She accuses the baker's son, doing his military service in ... See full summary »
Marguerite Desnoyers wonders why Marcel, her husband, goes traveling so often. For business, as he claims? Or to cheat on her, as she suspects... With the passing of time, Marguerite is ... 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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