12-year old Armand-Pierre embraces the French Revolution and leaves his mother to enlist in the army.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Yonnel ...
Madeleine Soria ...
La mère d' Armand
Raymond Aimos ...
L'engagé volontaire (as Aimos)
Jacques Grétillat ...
Le représentant du peuple
Pierre Magnier ...
Le marquis de Baynes
André Carnège ...
Le commandant Durand-Fargue
Le président du tribunal
Pierre Labry ...
Le boulanger Laporte
Michel Marsay ...
François Ducoureau (as Maurice Marsay)
Philippe Janvier
Rolla Norman
Jean Buquet ...
Un petit tambour
Armand Larcher
Geno Ferny


July 1792, 12 year-old Armand-Pierre and his two friends Jean and André attend Abbé Pessonneau's class where he congratulates them for singing La Marseillaise when the revolutionary army was marching towards Paris. Meanwhile, young lawyer François Ducoureau decides to enlist and go to Paris too, which saddens his fiancée Marie Laporte, daughter of the local baker. The three kids follow his path and escape from the village, soon followed by Pessonneau and one of the boy's father who try to bring them back without ever catching them up. When the two men return to tell Armand's mother that the kids managed to enlist, she accuses them of child abduction. During the battle of Valmy, young Armand is supposed to stand guard at night and play his drums should the enemy come. He is killed in action but saves the company thanks to his bravery. During Pessonneau's trial, Armand's mother understands his sacrifice and finally asks the judge to release the accused. The next day, all of Armand's ... Written by Greg Philip {greg_philip@hotmail.com}

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22 December 1939 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Les trois tambours  »

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