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In the 1920s, the Provence is a magnet for immigrants seeking work in the quarries or in agriculture. Many mingle with locals and settle down permanently - like Toni, an Italian who has ... See full summary »

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Jean Renoir

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Jean Renoir (screenplay), Jacques Levert (based upon material compiled by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Blavette ... Antonio Canova / Toni
Celia Montalván Celia Montalván ... Josefa (as Celia Montalvan)
Édouard Delmont Édouard Delmont ... Fernand (as Delmont)
Max Dalban Max Dalban ... Albert (as Dalban)
Jenny Hélia Jenny Hélia ... Marie (as Jenny Helia)
Michel Kovachevitch Michel Kovachevitch ... Sebastian (as M. Kovachevicht)
Andrex ... Gabi
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In the 1920s, the Provence is a magnet for immigrants seeking work in the quarries or in agriculture. Many mingle with locals and settle down permanently - like Toni, an Italian who has moved in with Marie, a Frenchwoman. Even a well-ordered existence is not immune from boredom, friendship, love, or enmity, and Toni gets entangled in a web of increasingly passionate relationships. For there is his best pal Fernand, but also Albert, his overbearing foreman; there is Sebastian, a steady Spanish peasant, but also Gabi, his young rogue relative; there is Marie, but there is also Josefa. Written by Eduardo Casais <casaise@acm.org>

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France

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French | Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

4 November 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Тони See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Les Films Marcel Pagnol See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

At c. 57 minutes a hot dish of ratatouille is taken out of the oven and put on the table. Moments later the baby touches the edge of the dish with no ill effects whatsoever. See more »

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Narrator: [first lines]
Narrator: The action takes place in the south of France, a Latin region where, destroying the spirit of Babel, nature knows full well tto achieve the fusion of the races.
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Referenced in La joie de vivre: Jean Renoir (1957) See more »

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Quel Jumelle elles ont le Toni
4 April 2004 | by writers_reignSee all my reviews

There is more than a touch of the Pagnols here, both geographically and literally, indeed the print I saw even credited Pagnol as 1) a producer or (and more probably) 2, the use of his studio space. For reasons best known to himself Renoir chose to set a triangular love story in Pagnol turf, le midi and though the result is creditable it is difficult if not impossible to view a movie like this in the 21st century, with our knowledge that by the time it was shot Pagnol had seen his own trilogy on similar themes produced on both stage and screen. Nevertheless and despite ageing prints this remains well worth seeing and obligatory for the Renoir scholar. 6/10


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