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The Adventures of Remi (1958)

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An orphan ,Remi ,was sold to an itinerant musician ,Vitalis ,who travels with his performing animals.


André Michel


Rémo Forlani (dialogue), Hector Malot (novel) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gino Cervi ... Vitalis
Joël Flateau Joël Flateau ... Rémi
Simone Renant ... Lady Mary Milligan
Paulette Dubost ... Maman Barberin
Maurice Teynac Maurice Teynac ... James Milligan
Bernard Blier ... Renato Garofoli
Pierre Brasseur ... Jeroboam Driscoll
Marianne Oswald Marianne Oswald ... Mrs. Emily Driscoll
Raymond Bussières ... Barberin
Roger Pierre ... Le clown Bib
Amédée Amédée ... Un gendarme
Gérard Darrieu Gérard Darrieu ... Le braconnier
Daniel Emilfork ... George, le valet de Milligan
Christian Fourcade Christian Fourcade ... Jimmy Driscoll
Micheline Gary Micheline Gary ... Une lavandière


An orphan ,Remi ,was sold to an itinerant musician ,Vitalis ,who travels with his performing animals.

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10 September 1958 (France) See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Visa de contrôle en France : # 20009 See more »


Version of Little Remi and Famous Dog Capi (1970) See more »


Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Paul Misraki
Performed by Blossom Dearie
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Mere Barberin,where were you when we needed you?
22 January 2012 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Don't let the high rating fool you!this is a botched version of Malot's tear jerker!this flick begins with the return of hateful Driscoll in search of Remy the boy he kidnapped some years back!But Remy has already been sold to Vitali ,the busker;so we do not see the brat with his dear Mere Barbarin and we are deprived of the celebrated scene of the crepes;ditto for the scenes on the "Cygne" where Remy does not even meet Mrs Mullligan ,he is rebuffed by her sinister-looking butler(Daniel Emilfork,wasted one more time).

Gino Cervi is a bad Vitalis:he appears at first as a severe unkind man -he never was in the novel-before showing his finer feelings;Bernard Blier is too gentle for the part of Garofoli;the kid playing Remi cannot hold a candle to Robert Lynen in Allégret's version ;Simone Renant has almost nothing to do;the only one who plays his game well is Pierre Brasseur:realizing how stodgy and disastrous the screenplay was,he opts for tongue in chick acting and he and his hideous wife are the only characters that attract the attention.There are plenty of music numbers but the last one,a syrupy Christmas carol,drowns the final in an ocean of schmaltz.

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