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Poisson d'avril (1954)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Émile Dupuy
... Charlotte Dupuy
Jacqueline Noëlle ... Annette Coindet
... Le vendeur du bazar
Louis Bugette ... Le garagiste (as Bugette)
Paul Faivre ... Louis dit Pépère
Suzanne Grey ... La voisine
René Havard ... L'examinateur
Jean Hébey ... M. Dutreille, le client du garage
Charles Lemontier ... M. André (as Lemontier)
Guy Loriquet ... Léon
Gérard Sabatier ... Jacky
Zeimet ... Germain
Denise Grey ... Clémentine Prévost
... Gaston Prévost
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28 July 1954 (France)  »

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This movie like others French ones of that period shows the changing economic times of the 30 years boom called 'Les Trente Glorieuses'. Émile goes to buy an automatic clothes washer for his wife. As a mechanic, he takes care of more cars and with those many cars around, people tend to go farther from Paris for relaxation . Lagny where he goes fishing is about 15 miles east from Paris while Nogent, famous before the war a Sunday destination as show in Carné's 'Nogent, Eldorado du dimanche', was easily reached by train and was about 8 miles. away to the east also. See more »

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Aragon et Castille
Written by Boby Lapointe and Étienne Lorin
Performed by Bourvil
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April fools
10 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

In the wake of the huge success of "Le Corniaud" and "La Grande Vadrouille" ," Poisson D'Avril" was theatrically re-released in the mid-sixties in France and it is sure easy to see why:it was the first time comic superstars Bourvil and Louis De Funès had played together,and they thought it was the right time to capitalize on the success of this golden pair.

Actually ,De Funès has only one scene (a five-minute appearance ) and it can,from that point of view ,be considered a shameless exploitation of the commercial phenomenon.

That said,Gilles Grangier is not lacking in practical experience ,and although his metier was essentially the thriller in the fifties ,he made an entertaining (and often very funny) comedy in the grand tradition of what the French call 'Théâtre De Boulevard ".The scene of the chic dinner in the luxury house ,where Bourvil and Pierre Duc tell their war "memories" is hilarious .Good support by Annie Cordy who often played with Bourvil ,not only in the movies,but also on stage .


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