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Harvest (1937)

Regain (original title)


Marcel Pagnol


Jean Giono (novel), Marcel Pagnol (scenario & dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernandel ... Urbain Gedemus
Orane Demazis ... Irène Richard dite 'Arsule'
Marguerite Moreno ... La Mamèche
Édouard Delmont ... Le vieux Gaubert (as Edouard Delmont)
Henri Poupon Henri Poupon ... Lamoureux
Marguerite Chabert Marguerite Chabert ... Martine (as Mme Chabert)
Odette Roger Odette Roger ... Alphonsine
Charblay Charblay ... Le boucher
Charles Blavette ... Jasmin
Milly Mathis Milly Mathis ... La Belline
Louisard Louisard ... Le garde-champêtre
Louis Chaix Louis Chaix ... Le charbonnier
Bassac Bassac ... Le percepteur
Jean Castan Jean Castan ... Jérémie
Olive Pierre Olive Pierre ... L'oncle Joseph


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MARCEL PAGNOL's Magnificent Epic of the Soil


Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


The village of Aubignane was just a film set built in the hills near the town of Aubagne. Some of the structures can still be visible but most of them (including the village church) are now gone. It is said that the faux church looked so realistic when it was constructed that a nearby priest wanted to offer a mass there. See more »


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starts off slowly, but hold tight--it's well worth the wait!
29 July 2005 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

During the first 20 minutes of the movie, I was rather disappointed--I expected more interesting characters in a Marcel Pagnol story. However, as the film slowly unfolded, the not so interesting characters gave way to much more endearing ones. It's as if those you see in the beginning who you THINK are the leads are really just setting the stage for the REAL film to begin! The main plot involves a nice bachelor who lives in an almost totally deserted hillside town. He is lonely but has relied on himself so long he has all but given up hope on finding a mate. The only other resident, an old lady, promises to bring him someone soon. At this same time, we meet a very hapless woman who has been through hell. The two lonely people eventually meet and form an almost instant attachment that is just beautiful to watch. Seeing this kind but gruff older man fall for and cherish this lady is a joy to behold.

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Release Date:

2 October 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Philips Soundsystem)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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