5.1/10
7
1 user

Sur le plancher des vaches (1940)

Jean, a bashful office clerk,becomes a daring pilot.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Jean Durand
...
Jeanne Couret, l'aviatrice
...
Maurice Veller
René Génin ...
Boisselot (as Génin)
...
Gaby
...
Madame Noblesse, la femme de ménage
Georges Péclet ...
Bourgoin
Léon Bary ...
Potron
Charles Lemontier ...
Papillon
Christian Argentin ...
Le directeur (as Argentin)
Anthony Gildès ...
Le sourd (as Gildès)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie-Jacqueline Chantal ...
Une employée
Louis de Nalair
Alice Didier
Pierre Ferval
Edit

Storyline

Jean ,a bashful office clerk ,writes poetry during his working hours ,much to his boss's displeasure who always rebukes him,sneers at him and humiliates him.One fine day,he wins on a lottery : a plane,a gift he could do without.His friend urges him to take his pilot's license .He falls for an attractive female pilot ,Jeanne ,whose nickname is "death's daughter".He decorates his room with pictures of his idol.She's so daring that she wants to fly across the Mediterranean .Unfortunately ,her plane seems to have vanished into thin air and Jean,who finally passed his license,flies to her rescue. Written by dbdumonteil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 February 1940 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Atterraggio di fortuna  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In Pour Vous magazine of March 29, 1939, an article describes how a fire at the Saint-Cloud studios destroyed the original negative before the press screening. Actor Noël-Noël had to film La famille Duraton (1939) before the cast and crew could shoot a whole new version of the film. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

There's nothing like dry land.
22 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Jean ,a bashful office clerk ,writes poetry during his working hours ,much to his boss's displeasure who always rebukes him,sneers at him and humiliates him.One fine day,he wins on a lottery : a plane,a gift he could do without.His friend urges him to take his pilot's license .He falls for an attractive female pilot ,Jeanne ,whose nickname is "death's daughter".He decorates his room with pictures of his idol.She's so daring that she wants to fly across the Mediterranean .Unfortunately ,her plane seems to have vanished into thin air and Jean,who finally passed his license,flies to her rescue...

Noel -Noel is well cast as the naive self-conscious guy who meets her opposite : a woman ahead of her time, inspired by Amelia Earhardt ,Maryse Bastié or Hélène Boucher,played by the irresistible Betty Stockfeld with a delightful English accent .Unfortunately,directing is quite unimaginative .

good moments:

-We think that Jean's plane is about to crash .Next sequence:he is lying injured on his hospital bed ,but it's not what you think it is.

-Jean thinks he's in Africa when he meets two Gendarmes from Corsica.

-the boss,singing his clerk's praises ,and pretending to like his doggerel ,after he became a fearless pilot.

Screenplay by the star ,Noel-Noel ,who wrote many of them from "Le Père Tranquille" to "La Cage Aux Rossignols" (remade as "Les Choristes ")


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?