Without Fernandel and the fine cast: a very dull play
vostf (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Paris, Fr
3 February 2010
This was the second adaptation of the play for the silver screen.
Mostly, it feels like the early days of talkies: René Sti only broke
down the play into scenes and dialogue is the substitute for action.
Fernandel does his usual job : serious/straight/idealistic guy with a
couple of songs and exactly two ill-tempered busts to give more
strength to his naive character (when he happens to take half a dozen
of the pills he invented).
The rest of the cast is also pretty good, so Ferdinand le Noceur
remains a watchable old flick. Too bad it all gets bogged down in the
old stage-play-blow-up rhythm.
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