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Knock, ou le triomphe de la médecine (1933)

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Dr. Knock
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Mousquet, le pharmacien
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Le tambour de ville
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Mariette
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Dr. Parpalaid
Thérèse Dorny ...
La dame en violet
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Germaine Albert ...
Madame Parpalaid
Romain Bouquet ...
Michalon
Delacour ...
Le portier
Marguerite Ducouret ...
Madame Rémy
Christiane Jean ...
Une infirmière
Jane Loury ...
Madame Mousquet (as Jeanne Lory)
Robert Moor ...
L'instituteur (as Moor)
Iza Reyner ...
La dame en noir
Alexandre Rignault ...
Le premier gars
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A superbly comic movie
6 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Louis Jouvet was, I believe, France's greatest comic actor during my lifetime. He was wonderful in Carnival in Flanders (Kermesse Heroique) and in Bizarre, Bizarre (Drole de Drame) but his greatest comic role was as Knock. I had seen this film when I was an adolescent (during the late forties) and later saw another version a decade or so later. I was never certain whether the film had been remade or if it had been recut, but now I see from IMDB that it was, indeed, remade in 1951. I recalled the earlier version as having a somewhat greater number of comic peasants flocking to Knock for their "free consultations" but Jouvet was brilliantly funny in both versions. I wish that I could lay my hands on a DVD or VHS recording of either version so that I could easily convince my friends that the French had something more than a strange fondness for Jerry Lewis, they once had a great comic actor whose work should have been preserved in an accessible form.


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