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The Well-Digger's Daughter (1940)

La fille du puisatier (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 September 1946 (USA)
A rural maiden's two suitors go off to war, leaving her pregnant.

Director:

Marcel Pagnol

Writers:

Marcel Pagnol (dialogue), Marcel Pagnol (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raimu ... Pascal Amoretti
Fernandel ... Félipe Rambert
Josette Day ... Patricia Amoretti
Line Noro ... Marie Mazel
Georges Grey Georges Grey ... Jacques Mazel
Fernand Charpin ... André Mazel (as Charpin)
Milly Mathis Milly Mathis ... Nathalie
Clairette Oddera ... Amanda Amoretti (as Claire)
Roberte Arnaud Roberte Arnaud ... Roberte Amoretti
Raymonde Raymonde ... Éléonore Amoretti
Tramel Tramel ... Maxime Exbrayat - le garçon de café
Marcel Maupi Marcel Maupi ... Le commis du bazar Mazel (as Maupi)
Charles Blavette ... Le teinturier (as Blavette)
Lucien Callamand Lucien Callamand ... Le colonel aviateur
Jean Heuzé Jean Heuzé ... Le capitaine-aviateur
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Storyline

Rural well-digger Pascal has a pretty 18-year-old daughter Patricia who grew up in Paris; he dreams of her marrying his middle-aged partner Felipe. But she meets young Jacques Mazel from the village; one thing leads to another, and when both Jacques and Felipe go off to war, she's carrying Jacques's child. Faced with estrangement from her father, denial by Jacques' family, and the news that Jacques himself is missing in action, will Patricia agree to marry Felipe? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The New Triumph By the Star and Director of "The Baker's Wife"

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 September 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was started on 20th May 1940 but interrupted because of the war. It was only resumed on 13th August of the same year with Line Noro replacing Betty Daussmond in the role of Marie Mazel. The film was released in France unoccupied zone in December 1940, but only in April 1941 in the occupied zone. See more »

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