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La joyeuse prison (1956)

 -  Comedy  -  29 June 1956 (France)
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Benoit, the head guard of Clouville Prison, prefers to be liked than feared. This basic principle transforms the jail-house into a joyful prison, where all the inmates live amicably ... See full summary »

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Benoit - le surveillant-chef
Ded Rysel ...
Auguste Tuboeuf - un détenu cultivateur
Paulette Dubost ...
Justine Benoit
Lisette Lebon ...
Rosette Benoit
Michel Roux ...
André Chauvin
Alice Tissot ...
Madame de St-Leu
Maryse Martin ...
Charlotte Tuboeuf
Darry Cowl ...
Maître Larigot
Robert Dalban ...
Vauclin - un gangster détenu
Georges Baconnet ...
Ferdinand Bouchonnet
Charles Bouillaud ...
Blafard - un détenu faussaire
Paul Faivre ...
Filasse - un détenu braconnier
Émile Genevois ...
Petit Louis - un détenu cambrioleur
François Patrice ...
Popaul - un détenu délinquant
Paul Darly ...
Breton - un détenu perceur de coffres-forts
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Benoit, the head guard of Clouville Prison, prefers to be liked than feared. This basic principle transforms the jail-house into a joyful prison, where all the inmates live amicably together. Among them, various colorful characters : a farmer, a poacher, a distiller, a forger, two pickpockets, a safe-cracker, a gangster and... a good-looking guy who pleases Rosette, Benoit's daughter, well. But too much leniency takes its toll : after Vauclin, the gangster, manages to escape and a complaint is filed against "the deplorable disorder reigning in the joyful prison", Benoit is given early retirement. He will know how to take advantage of his new status live a joyful life with his wife, his daughter and André, his son in law, in fact the nice-looking young prisoner who, in the meantime, has been cleared of all charges. Written by Guy Bellinger

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