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The Cow and I ()

La vache et le prisonnier (original title)
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In 1942, a French prisoner of war in Germany decides to escape to France using a cow held by a lunge as a decoy. He crosses all Germany in this way.

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Charles Bailly - prisonnier de guerre
Pierre-Louis ...
Hauptmann Müller - évadé déguisé en SS (as Pierre Louis)
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Josepha alias 'Marlène' - la fermière
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Helga
Heinrich Gretler ...
Bockmann
Richard Winckler ...
Hauptmann Rupp - évadé déguisé en SS
Bernard Musson ...
Pommier - prisonnier de guerre
Maurice Nasil ...
Bertoux - prisonnier de guerre
René Havard ...
Vicomte Bussière - prisonnier de guerre
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Colinet - prisonnier de guerre dans la scierie
Franziska Kinz ...
La Mere d'Helga
Benno Hoffmann ...
Un Garde
Franz Muxeneder ...
(scenesDeleted)
Marcel Rouzé
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marguerite ...
a Star
Ludwig Schmid-Wildy ...
Bauer (scenesDeleted)
Gustl Gstettenbaur ...
Deutscher Soldat (uncredited)
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Leutnant auf der Brücke (uncredited)
Dieter Hildebrandt ...
Soldat Allemand dans le camp (uncredited)
Til Kiwe ...
SS-Offizier #2 (uncredited)
Georg Lehn ...
Un homme Gestapo à Esslingen (uncredited)
Hugo Lindinger ...
Soldat im Sägewerk (uncredited)
Willy Rösner ...
Le Pere d'Helga (uncredited)
Emmerich Schrenk ...
SS-Offizier #1 (uncredited)
Willy Schultes ...
Eisenbahner (uncredited)
Rolf von Nauckhoff ...
Deutscher Hauptmann auf der Brücke (uncredited)

Directed by

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Henri Verneuil

Written by

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Jacques Antoine ... (story "Histoire Vraie")
 
Henri Jeanson ... (dialogue)
 
Henri Jeanson ... (screenplay)
 
Jean Manse ... (screenplay)
 
Henri Verneuil ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Adry De Carbuccia ... producer (as Adry de Carbuccia)
Roland Girard ... producer

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Paul Durand

Cinematography by

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Roger Hubert ... director of photography

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James Cuenet

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Anne-Marie Datin ... assistant editor

Set Decoration by

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Franz Bi
Jacques Chalvet
Max Seefelder

Production Management

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Harry Dettmann ... unit manager
Hermann Goebel ... unit manager
Gustl Lautenbacher ... unit manager
Walter Rupp ... production manager
René Gaston Vuattoux ... production manager (as René G. Vuattoux)

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Max Friedmann ... assistant director
Ulrich Picard ... assistant director

Art Department

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Kurt Squarra ... prop buyer

Sound Department

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Gaston Ancessi ... assistant sound / sound engineer (as Gaston. Ancessi)
Antoine Petitjean ... sound engineer
Arthur Van der Meeren ... sound assistant / sound engineer (as Arthur Van Der Meeren)

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Adolphe Charlet ... camera operator
Max Dulac ... first assistant camera
Ferdinand Rotzinger ... still photographer
Bernard Sury ... second assistant camera

Music Department

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Henri Contet ... french lyrics
Mitchell Parish ... english lyrics

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Lucile Costa ... script girl
Erwin Sobeck ... administrator

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Plot Summary

In 1942, a French prisoner of war in Germany decides to escape to France using a cow held by a lunge as a decoy. He crosses all Germany in this way. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume

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Taglines FERNANDEL MEETS MARGUERITE...And only the broadminded French could tell the whole story of their very unusual and hilarious romance! See more »
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Also Known As
  • La vacca e il prigioniero (Italy)
  • The Cow and I (United States)
  • La vaca y el prisionero (Spain)
  • A tehén és a fogoly (Hungary)
  • Кравата и затворникът (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 118 min
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Trivia The biggest grossing movie of its year in France. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in One Man and His Cow (2016). See more »

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