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Archimède, le clochard (1959)

Bum Archimede wants to spend the winter in prison, but to get there proves not to be that easy.

Director:

Gilles Grangier

Writers:

Jean Gabin (idea) (as Jean Moncorgé), Albert Valentin (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Joseph Hugues Guillaume Boutier-Blainville dit Archimède
Darry Cowl ... Arsène
Bernard Blier ... M. Pichon, le second patron du café
Dora Doll ... Mme Pichon
Paul Frankeur ... M. Grégoire, le premier patron du café
Gaby Basset Gaby Basset ... Mme Grégoire
Sacha Briquet Sacha Briquet ... Jean-Loup, l'Anglais / English Guest
Guy Decomble Guy Decomble ... Le chef de station de la RATP
Albert Dinan Albert Dinan ... Le restaurateur
Bernard Lajarrige Bernard Lajarrige ... Un poissonnier
Pierre Leproux Pierre Leproux ... Un homme sandwich
Jacqueline Maillan ... Mme Marjorie
Jacques Marin ... Mimile
Paul Mercey Paul Mercey ... Camille, le patron du bar
Gaston Ouvrard Gaston Ouvrard ... Un clochard (as Ouvrard)
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Bum Archimede wants to spend the winter in prison, but to get there proves not to be that easy.

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THE GENTLEMAN IS A TRAMP...And you have never seen any one like him on the screen before. Or, perhaps you have...many, many years ago before the screen found its voice. For here is the story of a man whose misfortunes will make you smile, whose triumphs will make you laugh aloud. Come and enjoy the adventures and misadventures of the most unique hero in recent cinema. You have seen Jean Gabin many times through the years...as lover, as gangster, as detective. Now see him in the role that may achieve for him immortality, to judge from the international circle of critics who have seen "The Magnificent Tramp". To quote from the London Evening Standard, "Sharp, full flavored and very, very funny. You simply must see Gabin gate-crashing a select thedanset to do the Charleston. He was my prize."

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Drama | Comedy

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Official Sites:

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 August 1959 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Magnificent Tramp See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A great Jean Gabin who holds this movie by himself
12 June 2001 | by arnaudlefevreSee all my reviews

Jean Gabin's acting is wonderful. He reminds me his play with Belmondo in the great Un singe en hiver. The part with Bernard Blier is a real moment of fun. You have to see it. It is a real good pleasure.


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