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Johnny Frenchman (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 October 1945 (UK)
The fisherman from a Cornish village have a friendly rivalry with the fishermen (and one formidable woman) from a French port. Then war comes and they must all rethink their petty differences.


Charles Frend


T.E.B. Clarke (original screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Françoise Rosay ... Lanec Florrie (as Francoise Rosay)
Tom Walls ... Nat Pomeroy
Patricia Roc ... Sue Pomeroy
Ralph Michael Ralph Michael ... Bob Tremayne
Paul Dupuis ... Yan Kervarec
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Zacky Penrose
Arthur Hambling Arthur Hambling ... Steve Matthews
Richard George Richard George ... Charlie West
Bill Blewitt Bill Blewitt ... Dick Trewhiddle
James Harcourt James Harcourt ... Joe Pender
Richard Harrison Richard Harrison ... Tim Bassett
Stan Paskin Stan Paskin ... Sam Olds (as Stanley Paskin)
James Knight James Knight ... Tom Hocking
Leslie Harcourt Leslie Harcourt ... Jack Nicholas
John Stone John Stone ... Sam Harvey


There is always rivalry between the Cornish and Breton fishermen, but the two factions have a routine ebb and flow of civil hostility until the breach is widened by the announced marriage of a Breton son to a Cornish maiden. It takes the outbreak of World War II to unite the sides against a common enemy, Nazi Germany. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | War


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English | French

Release Date:

29 October 1945 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Florrie fra Bretagne See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film received its initial USA telecast in the New York City area Tuesday 20 June 1950 on WNBT (Channel 4). See more »


Arranged by Ernest Irving
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A window into another era
21 May 2016 | by HillstreetBunzSee all my reviews

Other reviewers have detailed the plot of this marvellous little film, I watched it this morning where it was shown on UK television on the London Live channel (who have lately started to schedule a lot of little seen British films from the 40s and 50s). Story review aside, the film is a window on lost ways of life, lost communities, cultures, and unlike an historical pic, these worlds were extant as the film was made (though at the very end of their time). A curious insight into pre war local/international rivalries in fishing communities that straddled the channel for 100s of years. The War changes everything in the picture, as in life it seems to have brought to an end centuries of tradition (such as wearing local costume for the Brettoniers). I cannot leave off without saying how wonderful Francoise Rosy is. She brings a life to the picture that makes it fresh decades after it might have been forgotten. truly interesting and entertaining.

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