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Capitaine Pantoufle (1953)

A bank clerk is bored to death with his nine-to-five work under his boss ' watchful eye .His missus is a pain in the neck and his in-laws are not better.

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Guy Lefranc

Writers:

Alfred Adam (dialogue), Alfred Adam (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
François Périer ... Emmanuel Bonavent
Marthe Mercadier ... Claire Bonavent
Jean Brochard ... Monsieur Lesurpied
Jane Marken ... Madame Cauchard
Dominique Page Dominique Page ... Zite - la bonne
Judith Magre ... La copine de Carmen
Michèle Monty Michèle Monty ... Carmen
Françoise Spira Françoise Spira ... La rousse
Léonce Corne Léonce Corne ... Le docteur
Paul Faivre Paul Faivre ... Charnudet - le caissier de la banque
Richard Francoeur Richard Francoeur ... Lamberjeton (as Richard-Francoeur)
Louis de Funès ... Monsieur Rachoux - le directeur de la banque (as De Funès)
Pierre Mondy ... Henri
Noël Roquevert ... Monsieur Cauchard
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A bank clerk is bored to death with his nine-to-five work under his boss ' watchful eye .His missus is a pain in the neck and his in-laws are not better. So he invents an imaginary life ,à la Walter Mitty ,but he always stays in the neighborhood where he dreams of sailing away from this humdrum.He steals a tidy sum from his bank,just for the pleasure of dreaming of the mountain of things he could buy. Zite ,the house maid, firstly appears as a bubble head girl ;but further acquaintance shows a romantic girl who puts on the housewife's clothes and lives in a world of fantasy where she's got a wealthy father . Written by dbdumonteil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 July 1953 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Pantoufle See more »

Filming Locations:

Région parisienne, France See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Captain slipper
7 July 2015 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Alfred Adam's play comes off pretty well in this screen adaptation: part Theatre De Boulevard ,part poetic reverie. A bank clerk(François Périer) is bored to death with his nine-to-five work under his boss's (Louis De Funès)watchful eye .His missus (Marthe Mercadier)is a pain in the neck and his -in-laws (Noel Roquevert and Jane Marken) as unbearable as ever.

So he invents an imaginary life ,à la Walter Mitty ,but he always stays in the neighborhood where he dreams of sailing away from this humdrum.He steals a tidy sum from his bank,just for the pleasure of dreaming of the mountain of things he could buy .

There's also Zite (Dominique Page),the house maid,perhaps the most original character of the story;she firstly appears as a bubble head girl à la Bécassine ,who has never phoned (her answer when it rings is worth the price of admission) and cannot cook pasta ;but further acquaintance shows a romantic girl who puts on the housewife's clothes and lives in a world of fantasy where she's got a wealthy father .

The best moment of the movie is when the two reveries meet;although there are the others,the last picture is ambiguous and lets the viewer imagine that maybe....

The light comedies side is more heavy-handed and the hero's so called stroke is a little repetitive ,but the good actors and some fine lines help .

Like this? try these......

"La Vie En Rose" Jean Faurez ,1947,also starring François Périer.

"Le 17ème Ciel" Serge Korber ,1965.


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