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The Cupboard Was Bare (1948)

L'armoire volante (original title)
The aunt of Alfred Puc, a meek tax-collector in Paris, dies while riding in a moving van. The driver, not wishing to be bothered by a police interrogation, hides her corpse in a cupboard ... See full summary »

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Carlo Rim

Writer:

Carlo Rim (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernandel ... Alfred Puc
Berthe Bovy Berthe Bovy ... Madame Lea Lobligeois
Germaine Kerjean Germaine Kerjean ... Madame Coufignac (as Germaine Kerjean de la Comédie Française)
Albert Dinan Albert Dinan ... P'tit Louis (as Dinan)
Maximilienne Maximilienne ... La commandant e de l'armée du salut
Paul Demange ... Le Frise
Louis Florencie Louis Florencie ... Le notaire (as Florencie)
Jean Toulout ... L'acteur
Pauline Carton ... Mme Ovide
André Bervil André Bervil ... Le premier habitué (as Bervil)
Nina Myral Nina Myral ... La première commère
Jean Témerson Jean Témerson ... Le deuxième habitué (as Temerson)
Christiane Sertilange Christiane Sertilange ... La jeune mariée
Jean Daurand Jean Daurand ... Le jeune marié
Katherine Kath Katherine Kath ... L'actrice
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The aunt of Alfred Puc, a meek tax-collector in Paris, dies while riding in a moving van. The driver, not wishing to be bothered by a police interrogation, hides her corpse in a cupboard before notifying Alfred. But the van is stolen. Alfred, being the heir of a rich lady, begins a frantic search to locate the missing van and the cupboard because one can't claim an inheritance if there is no 'corpus delecti.' In his search, he gets caught up in an underworld web and finds the body of a murdered gangster in his room. He finally locates the cupboard but promptly loses it again. But, wait, it isn't "finis' time, yet. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The one and only FERNANDEL in the Parisian comedy sensation

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 October 1948 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cupboard Was Bare See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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