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Mr. Orchid (1946)

Le père tranquille (original title)
In the Charente, during the Nazi occupation, Edouard Martin, a fifty-year-old man with apparently peaceful life is in fact the leader of a resistance network.

Directors:

René Clément, Noël-Noël (uncredited)

Writers:

Noël-Noël (dialogue), Noël-Noël (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noël-Noël ... Édouard Martin
Maurice Chevit Maurice Chevit ... Un maquisard
Alice Leitner Alice Leitner
Georges Questau Georges Questau ... (as Georges Questiau)
Simone Lestan Simone Lestan
Maurice Salabert Maurice Salabert ... Le boucher
Jaqueline Lefer Jaqueline Lefer
Pierre Noël Pierre Noël
Howard Vernon ... Le lieutenant Fleischer, l'officier allemand
Jean Lara Jean Lara ... Pelletier (as Jean Varas)
Nadine Alari ... Monique Martin
José Artur José Artur ... Pierre Martin
Claire Olivier Claire Olivier ... Madame Martin
Paul Frankeur ... Simon
Jeanne Herviale Jeanne Herviale ... Marie
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In the Charente, during the Nazi occupation, Edouard Martin, a fifty-year-old man with apparently peaceful life is in fact the leader of a resistance network.

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A delightful French family portrait of a genial Papa who led a "double-life"...

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Comedy | Drama | War

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Trivia

The film recounts, in a somewhat transformed and idealized way, and transposed to the Charente, the act of resistance of Ernest Kempnich (1882-1978), a horticulturist from Lorraine, notably the episode of the destroyed orchids To this plot is added that of a resistant from Charente. See more »

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Bad film for a bad era from a French point of view.
21 April 2005 | by elegenderSee all my reviews

In my opinion the worst movie about a sad era. A propaganda movie for French social and national peace after the second world war. But this is not the truth, I'm French, and I want to the see the true history, like the German people. Sadly enough not all French people were partisans only few of them, and happily not all German people were Nazis. Noel Noel as a scriptwriter and actor is not unbiased. Unfortunately there is a good director (Lust for Evil, Forbidden games...). To me this movie is rubbish. About this era, I would advise people to watch the Louis Malle's movie : Lacombe Lucien, which is much more in keeping with historical truth, sadly French people are only humans.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 October 1946 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Orchid See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

B.C.M. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Radio-Cinéma Fidélité Intégrale)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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