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Angele (1934)

Angèle (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 13 November 1981 (USA)
A young and naive peasant girl in Provence, who has been seduced and abandoned, moves to Marseilles and becomes a street-walker after having her baby.


Marcel Pagnol


Jean Giono (novel), Marcel Pagnol




Cast overview, first billed only:
Orane Demazis ... Angèle Barbaroux
Fernandel ... Saturnin
Henri Poupon Henri Poupon ... Clarius Barbaroux
Jean Servais ... Albin
Annie Toinon Annie Toinon ... Philomène Barbaroux
Blanche Poupon Blanche Poupon ... Florence
Marcelle Vial Marcelle Vial ... La petite servante
Thommeray Thommeray ... Le monsieur de la ville
Andrex ... Louis
Charles Blavette ... Tonin (as Blavette)
Juliette Petit Juliette Petit ... L'Esmenarde
Fernand Flament Fernand Flament ... Jo (as Flament)
Darcelys Darcelys ... Le Tatoué
Delaurme Delaurme ... Le Patron du bar
Édouard Delmont ... Amédée (as E. Delmont)


Angèle, the daughter of Clarius, a farmer in the mountain of Provence, lives with her parents and their valet Saturnin. One day, near the farm, she meets Louis, a good-looking young man from Marseilles who is taking a holiday there. Unaware that he is nothing but a gigolo she is seduced by Louis and follows him to the city. But Louis, who has made her pregnant, forces her to be a whore before rejecting her. A year later, Saturnin comes to Marseilles in search of Angèle and finds her in a sorry state. He persuades her to return to the farm.... Written by Guy Bellinger

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As was the custom with silent films, Pagnol had tinting effects added to the black and white footage, such as pink for daytime and blue for nighttime scenes. See more »


Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une histoire seule (1989) See more »

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Mainly for Fernandel.
26 June 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Marcel Pagnol was a writer/director whose work has stood the test of time quite well.Most of his films remain classics and fifteen years ago,Yves Robert transferred his memoirs to the screen with talent and sensitiveness.

On the other hand "Angele" has not worn that much well.Orane Demazis,Pagnol's then-partner was neither exciting nor attractive an actress.She is cast as an unmarried mother,one of Pagnol's permanent features which we also find in the highly superior trilogy (Marius/Cesar/Fanny) as well as in later works such "la fille du puisatier" .But the real meat lies in Fernandel's harrowing portrayal of a half-witted.One should remember that those were days when this great actor was relegated to coarse comedy.Fernandel single-handedly made "Angèle" worthwhile.

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