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The Impossible Mr. Pipelet (1955)

L'impossible Monsieur Pipelet (original title)
Maurice Martin takes care of the concierge's lodge he has with his wife, the amiable Germaine.


André Hunebelle


Jean Halain (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Simon ... Maurice Martin
Etchika Choureau ... Jacqueline Martin
Mischa Auer ... L'écrivain
Maurice Baquet Maurice Baquet ... Jojo
Jean Brochard ... Monsieur Richet
Jean-Jacques Delbo Jean-Jacques Delbo ... Monsieur Francis (as Jean Jacques Delbo)
Jacques Dynam ... Monsieur Durand, un futur père
Louis de Funès ... Oncle Robert (as Louis De Funès)
Noël Roquevert ... Le colonel
Louis Velle ... Georges Richet
Georgette Anys Georgette Anys ... Tante Mathilde
Simone Bach Simone Bach ... Une camarade de Jacqueline
Christiane Choiseul Christiane Choiseul
Jacqueline Gut Jacqueline Gut ... Madame Smith
Benoîte Labb Benoîte Labb ... La patronne du bistrot (as Benoite Lab)


Maurice Martin takes care of the concierge's lodge he has with his wife, the amiable Germaine.

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Maurice Martin: You look even sadder than usual. Any trouble?
Le marchand de journaux: Well, sales are down. That's no good at all. All is well.
Maurice Martin: What about those nice murders there have been lately?
Le marchand de journaux: Mmmm... Crime doesn't pay anymore.
Maurice Martin: Well, what you need actually is catastrophes, rumors of war, revolutions...
Le marchand de journaux: Oh yes...!
Maurice Martin: Well, don't you worry: with our pretty little current society, all that WILL soon be back. You'll make money again.
Le marchand de journaux: Are you sure?
Maurice Martin: For certain. Besides all millionaires begin by selling papers, right?
Le marchand de journaux: Right, but the trouble is ...
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Poussez, poussez l'escarpolette
from the operetta "Véronique" (1888)
Lyrics by Albert Vanloo and Georges Duval
Music by André Messager
Sung by Gaby Morlay
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Saturday matinee B-Movie in a little town in France in 1955
5 July 2001 | by MarioBSee all my reviews

Two aging stars of the French Cinema (Morlay and the great Simon) are the only two reasons to have a nostalgic look at this little film. The two are doin' very fine, while the rest of the cast is over acting. Michel Simon plays a simple old man with a lot of love for his only daughter (Choureau). She falls in love with a doctor's son and he don't understand why. The story is too simple, too conservative, without a spark of imagination. This is the kind of movie that was very popular in small towns of France during the 1950's. It was always the first part of a double feature.

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Release Date:

26 July 1955 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El portero, su hija y don Basilio See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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