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Le roi de coeur
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Director:
Writers:
Daniel Boulanger (scenario and dialogue)
Maurice Bessy (idea)
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Release Date:
19 June 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
De Broca's Crowning Touch!
Plot:
During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick is chosen to go into the French town... See more » | Add synopsis »
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They don't make them like this anymore See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Pierre Brasseur ... Le Général Géranium

Jean-Claude Brialy ... Le Duc de Trèfle

Geneviève Bujold ... Coquelicot

Adolfo Celi ... Le Colonel Alexander MacBibenbrook
Françoise Christophe ... La Duchesse
Julien Guiomar ... Monseigneur Marguerite

Micheline Presle ... Madame Eva alias Madame Eglantine
Michel Serrault ... Monsieur Marcel

Alan Bates ... Le soldat Charles Plumpick alias le roi de coeur
Palau ... Alberic
Jacques Balutin ... Mac Fish

Pier Paolo Capponi ... Un officier anglais (as Paolo Capponi)
Madeleine Clervanne ... Brunehaut
Marc Dudicourt ... Le Lieutenant Hamburger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Adet ... L'aliéné-docteur (uncredited)
Jackie Blanchot ... Le Gabalou (uncredited)
Robert Blome ... Un aliéné (uncredited)
Jean-Marie Bon ... Un aliéné (uncredited)
Daniel Boulanger ... Le Colonel Helmut von Krack (uncredited)
Philippe de Broca ... Le capitaine Adolf Hitler (uncredited)
Philippe Bruneau ... Un académicien (uncredited)
Paul Faivre ... Le coiffeur (uncredited)
Georges Guéret ... Le soldat avec Mac Fish (uncredited)
Louis Jojot ... Gontrand (uncredited)
Jacques Mauclair ... Le maire (uncredited)
Daniel Prévost ... Le Général Vallemat (uncredited)
Yves Robert ... Le général Baderna (uncredited)
Sabine Sun ... Mimi la Rose (uncredited)
Sylvain ... Le suisse (uncredited)
Eric Vasberg ... Un soldat avec Mac Fish (uncredited)

Directed by
Philippe de Broca 
 
Writing credits
Daniel Boulanger (scenario and dialogue)

Maurice Bessy (idea)

Produced by
Philippe de Broca .... producer
Michelle de Broca .... producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Lhomme 
 
Film Editing by
Françoise Javet 
 
Production Design by
François de Lamothe 
 
Set Decoration by
François de Lamothe 
 
Costume Design by
Jacques Fonteray 
 
Production Management
Gérard Crosnier .... production manager
Jacques Juranville .... production manager
Jacques Juranville .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Monnet .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jacques Carrère .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
François About .... assistant camera
Vincent Rossell .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Jean Richard .... animal handler
François Vila .... press agent
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le roi de coeur" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
102 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
Film debut of Julien Guiomar.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When soldiers put Plumpick on the piano, both legs are on, but when he is taken off, one leg is hanging off.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Saving Private Ryan (1998)See more »

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51 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
They don't make them like this anymore, 17 November 2004
Author: RDenial from Detroit

As I was reading through the comments here for "King of Hearts" I noticed two different schools of thought on the film. Many, like myself, have fond memories of seeing this film in the 60s and 70s and were delighted by it. The other comments come from younger viewers who see this film as being "dated" and not that funny, yet worthwhile viewing. At first I was a little miffed at this generations comments about a gem of my generation, until it dawned on me that they were somewhat correct. The film is a bit dated because they just do not make films like this anymore. It was never meant to be knee slapping funny. The humor was a non-intrusive "gentle" humor that seems to be a foreign concept in this day and age. Another reason many younger viewers do not "get" this film is because one of the themes here is non-conformity. This was a crucial concern of those growing up in the 60s. We wanted our individuality to show and not be just a number. Society has did a 180 since then. Today people are more concerned with fitting in than standing out. So yes, this film possibly is a bit dated. It is a bit of movie magic from a far simpler time and I have a feeling that there are a lot of people under 30 who would not see this as dated at all. King of Hearts is one of a small handful of films that celebrates the simple magic of being alive. Come and experience it.

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