André Hugon made the first talkie in France ("Les Trois Masques",1929).His whole work has sunk into oblivion,but this "Gaspard de Besse" indicates that this is relatively unfair.
A good adventure film featuring Raimu as a French Robin Hood's brother,"Gaspard de Besse" takes place in Provence in the years preceding the French Revolution.It depicts the dubious milieu of the "law":the drunken judge's son and his friends hang an old man just for fun.So Gaspard , his brother and their band steal from the Rich and give to the Poor.Historic character Mirabeau -who was to play a prominent part in the events of 1789- appears in one scene.
The script is not always satisfying but there are witty lines and a rebellious mind all along the film.
André Hugon "signed" his movie after the last picture.
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