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The Sheep Has Five Legs (1954)

Le mouton à cinq pattes (original title)
A small town seeking publicity tries to bring together the quintuplet grandsons of the town's oldest inhabitant. The old man and all five grandsons are played by the great Fernandel.

Director:

Henri Verneuil

Writers:

René Barjavel (dialogue), Jean Manse (story) | 6 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernandel ... Édouard Saint-Forget / Les quintuplés : Alain, Bernard, Charles, Désiré et Etienne
Françoise Arnoul ... Marianne Durand-Perrin
Andrex ... Un marin
Michel Ardan Michel Ardan ... Un marin
Edmond Ardisson ... Le brigadier
Georges Chamarat Georges Chamarat ... M. Durand-Perrin, le père
Édouard Delmont Édouard Delmont ... Le docteur Bollène
Paulette Dubost ... Solange Saint-Forget
Ky Duyen Ky Duyen ... Un chinois (as Ky-Duyen)
Louis de Funès ... Pilate (as Louis de Funes)
Leopoldo Francés Leopoldo Francés ... Le métis
Micheline Gary Micheline Gary ... L'hôtesse de l'instutut de beauté
René Génin René Génin ... Le maire
Denise Grey ... Mme Durand-Perrin, la mère
Tony Jacquot Tony Jacquot ... L'instituteur
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Storyline

A small town seeking publicity tries to bring together the quintuplet grandsons of the town's oldest inhabitant. The old man and all five grandsons are played by the great Fernandel.

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Taglines:

The Incomparable FERNANDEL...in a delightful 'tour de force" See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

24 September 1954 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sheep Has Five Legs See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The story of Father Charles, who hides away because he is laughed at due to his similarity to "that priest in the movies", is a reference to the series of films being made at that time in which Fernandel played Don Camillo. See more »

Connections

References The Little World of Don Camillo (1952) See more »

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A hidden gem that needs to be viewed by more cinema buffs.
12 November 1998 | by Ken-114See all my reviews

Fernandel is brilliant in multiple roles that stretch his abilities as a wonderful comedic actor with the "horse faced" grin. The story concept is clever with a delightful "surprise" conclusion, yet it is the episodic statements that give full bloom to this wonderful film; especially the sequence aboard the tramp steamer when a gambling game involves the reaction of its players to a housefly.


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