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Crazy for Love (1952)

Le trou normand (original title)
To inheritate his oncle's hotel and restaurant Hyppolyte, a naive and simple man, must pass his primary school exam.


Jean Boyer


Jean Boyer (adaptation), Arlette de Pitray (scenario & dialogue)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bourvil ... Hippolyte Lemoine
Pierre Larquey ... Testu
Jane Marken ... Augustine Lemoine, la tante
Georges Baconnet Georges Baconnet ... Pichet (as G. Baconnet de la Comédie Française)
Albert Duvaleix Albert Duvaleix ... Le notaire (as Duvaleix)
Marcel Charvey Marcel Charvey ... L'automobiliste snob
Florence Michael Florence Michael ... Louisette / La copine de Javotte
Pierre Naugier Pierre Naugier
Janine Clairville Janine Clairville ... La serveuse de la charcuterie (as Janine Clarville)
Nadine Basile Nadine Basile ... Madeleine Pichet
René Worms René Worms ... Le préfet
Roger Pierre ... Jean Marco, l'imprésario
Jacques Deray ... Un journaliste
Guy Saint-Clair Guy Saint-Clair
Brigitte Bardot ... Javotte Lemoine


To inheritate his oncle's hotel and restaurant Hyppolyte, a naive and simple man, must pass his primary school exam.

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First feature film of famous French actress Brigitte Bardot. In her autobiography she remembers the shooting as hell. See more »

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Also available in a colorized version See more »


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Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Jean Boyer
Performed by Bourvil
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Silly but funny.
11 March 2002 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Jean Boyer 's only claim to fame was "circonstances atténuantes"(1939)."Le trou normand " retains an obsolete charm ,thanks to the perfect cast:Bourvil,Jane Marken,Noel Roquevert,Brigitte Bardot,Jeanne Fusier-Gir. Village idiot inherits an inn but there's one condition :he 's got to go back to school and pass an exam!His auntie,who covets the heritage,puts a wrench in the works."Le trou normand" is the name of the valuable property.In Normandy,the "trou normand" is the little glass of calvados you sip in the middle of a gargantuan meal,to make a hole (=trou) in your stomach and to be able to carry on putting away.

This is a computer-colorized version .Brigitte Bardot's fans,you will be disappointed:she's a brunette here!

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Release Date:

25 November 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crazy for Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Conches-en-Ouche, Eure, France

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Cité Films See more »
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1.37 : 1
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