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Les nouveaux messieurs (1929)

Not Rated | | 5 April 1929 (France)
A theater electrician's love to a ballet dancer is tested when he is elected minister.

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Jacques Feyder
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Cast

Credited cast:
Albert Préjean ... Jacques Gaillac
Gaby Morlay ... Susanne Verrier
Charles Barrois Charles Barrois ... Theatre director
Léon Arvel Léon Arvel ... President
Henry Roussel Henry Roussel ... Comte de Montoire Grandpre
Guy Ferrant Guy Ferrant ... Reporter
Henri Valbel Henri Valbel ... Policeman Morin
Gustave Hamilton Gustave Hamilton ... L' Huissier
Georges Deneubourg Georges Deneubourg ... De Courcieux
Christian Gérard Christian Gérard
Raymond Narlay Raymond Narlay ... Chief de Cabinet
Bill Bocket Bill Bocket ... (as Bill Bocketts)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrée Canti ... Julia
Duchange Duchange ... Bit Part
Yvonne Dumas Yvonne Dumas ... Bit Player
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A theater electrician's love to a ballet dancer is tested when he is elected minister.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 April 1929 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Nova gospoda See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Le Grand Jeu
4 January 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A silent movie which pits an old aristocrat against a working class hero (Albert Préjean) both in love with a ballerina (Gaby Morlay).Which is quite original, for generally it was always the bourgeoisie/aristocracy antagonism which was depicted in most of the French movies of the twenties,thirties and forties.

This silent flick has a running time of two hours + and it could have been boiled down to a 90 min work without suffering from it;its pace is too slow and he plot is sometimes dull.

The best moments show the electrician ill at ease in his brand new costume ,complete with top hat and tie; the time ,the French President had not the power he enjoys today(!) and it was the ministerial musical chairs all over Paris;left/right/left/right ,it was already all the same:as soon as our hero becomes a minister,he quickly forgets his old pals always working for nothing .Jacques Feyder was pretty smart on his part.


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