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The Sad Sack (1950)
"Tire au flanc" (original title)

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Thanks to a bit of string-pulling by his aunt, Jean du Bois d'Ombelles, a young recruit who has blue blood in his veins, hopes to go through a nice and comfortable military service. ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Maurice Baquet ...
Francis Blanche ...
Pierre Bertin ...
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Van Doude ...
Thérèse Dorny ...
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Sabine André ...
Mariane Asel ...
L'amie du colonel
Berjac
Fernand Blot ...
M. Philibert
Rivers Cadet ...
L'adjudant
Jean-Jacques Daubin
Jacques Denoël ...
Pitou (as Denoël)
Blanche Denège
Jacqueline Figus ...
Francine
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Thanks to a bit of string-pulling by his aunt, Jean du Bois d'Ombelles, a young recruit who has blue blood in his veins, hopes to go through a nice and comfortable military service. Unfortunately he becomes Corporal Bourrache's pet aversion. Nevertheless, against all expectations, Jean ends up taking a liking for military life. Written by Guy Bellinger

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10 November 1950 (France)  »

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André Mouezy-Eon was twenty and serving in the army when he wrote "Tire au Flanc", a comedy so successful that, by 1950 it had been played 20,000 times in France. Corrected and slightly modified by André Sylvane (who downplayed the anti militarist tone of the third act), the play was first produced at Théâtre Déjazet in Paris in November 1904. 45 years later Mouëzy-Eon was given the opportunity to play a part in the third movie version of "Tire-au-Flanc" version. See more »

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