In French "to be in the Lord's vineyard" means to be drunk.
This is a "film of the play",a play from the mainstream popular theater ,and the remake of the 1932 movie.
Let's accentuate the positive :Be patient ,for Fernandel appears at the 19th minute ;the supporting actors are all excellent:Simone Valère ,Pierre Dux ,Jeanne Fusier-Gir("I married a M.O."),and the lovely brunette Evelyne Dandry who finally found a good part in Ozon's first effort "sitcom" (1997),cast here as a false wide-eyed and innocent ingénue ;Beatrice Bretty as an unwed mom ,in search of a good catch for her daughter;Jean Garland plays the part of a typical English gentleman,but he is French. The best scene remains ,like in the first version ,the "confession" of the sinner Fernandel who has lost all self-control Under the influence of booze.
Fernandel made many movies with Jean Boyer ,but this one is not among the best;take "Sénéchal Le Magnifique" or "Le Couturier De Ces Dames " instead.
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