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The Cow and I (1959)
"La vache et le prisonnier" (original title)

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In 1942, a French prisonner of war in Germany decide to escape to France using a cow hold by a lunge as a decoy. He cross all Germany in this way.

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Complete credited cast:
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Charles Bailly - prisonnier de guerre
Pierre-Louis ...
Hauptmann Müller - évadé déguisé en SS (as Pierre Louis)
Ellen Schwiers ...
Josepha alias 'Marlène' - la fermière
Ingeborg Schöner ...
Helga
Heinrich Gretler ...
Bockmann
Richard Winckler ...
Hauptmann Rupp - évadé déguisé en SS
Bernard Musson ...
Pommier - prisonnier de guerre
Maurice Nasil ...
Bertoux - prisonnier de guerre
René Havard ...
Vicomte Bussière - prisonnier de guerre
Albert Rémy ...
Colinet - prisonnier de guerre dans la scierie
Franziska Kinz ...
La Mere d'Helga
Benno Hoffmann ...
Un Garde
Franz Muxeneder ...
(scenes deleted)
Marcel Rouzé
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Ludwig Schmid-Wildy ...
Bauer (scenes deleted)
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In 1942, a French prisonner of war in Germany decide to escape to France using a cow hold by a lunge as a decoy. He cross all Germany in this way. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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The biggest grossing movie of its year in France. See more »

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The Song of the Rain
(Les Mains du Vent)
Music by Paul Durand
Lyrics by Henri Contet and Mitchell Parish
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A forgotten classic
23 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film by Henri Verneuil showed Fernandel in one of his best roles. Today he is still funny as a cheeky but down-to-earth man with simple needs who is dragged into impossible situations. This is an out-of-the-ordinary "love story" between a man and and a stubborn cow (the animal of course, nothing offensive let me reassure you) called Marguerite...I like the twist at the end after all their little adventures.

Charmingly dated but worth seeing again if you are feeling a bit nostalgic !


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