Life story of a charming scoundrel, with little dialogue other than the star/director's witty narration. As a boy, only he survives a family tragedy when he's deprived of supper (poisonous mushrooms!) for stealing...concluding that dishonesty pays. Through years of dabbling in crime and amusing adventures, two women appear and reappear in his life, a dazzling blonde jewel thief and a stunning brunette gambler. Finally, he meets the mysterious Charbonnier who had saved his life in World War I, leading to the surprising next phase in his career...
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The Racy Confessions of a Gay Boulevardier
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Because of the complexity of the film,s narrative, it required all of eight months to complete the shooting. See more
Self - Writer & Director
You know what I'm writing right now? Very nice things about the rich. But mind you: the people I call rich are those who spend their money, not save it. Money has value only when it leaves our pockets, not when it goes into them.
Most of the credits are not printed but spoken in the director's opening narration. See more
Et v'là pourquoi
Lyrics by Sacha Guitry
Music by Adolphe Borchard
Performed by Fréhel See more
26 September 1938 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Story of a Cheat
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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