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Monsieur (1964)

Left heartbroken by the death of his beloved wife, a rich banker tries to commit suicide. When he learns from his former maid that his wife was unfaithful he fakes his own death and comes back under a new identity

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Claude Gével (based on the play by), Georges Darrier (adaptation) (as Georges Derrick) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Monsieur
Liselotte Pulver ... Elizabeth Bernadac
Mireille Darc ... Suzanne
Henri Crémieux ... Le beau-père
Berthe Granval Berthe Granval ... Nathalie Bernadac (as Berthe Grandval)
Jean-Paul Moulinot Jean-Paul Moulinot ... Me Flamand, le notaire
Jean-Pierre Darras ... José
Peter Vogel Peter Vogel ... Michel Corbeil
Heinz Blau Heinz Blau ... Alain Bernadac
Maryse Martin Maryse Martin ... Justine
Andrex ... Antoine
Alain Bouvette Alain Bouvette ... Marc
Jean Lefebvre ... Le detective privé
Gabrielle Dorziat ... La belle-mère
Marina Berti ... Madame Danoni
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Left heartbroken by the death of his beloved wife, a rich banker tries to commit suicide. When he learns from his former maid that his wife was unfaithful he fakes his own death and comes back under a new identity

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Gabin
8 August 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

His wife having died in an auto accident, banker Jean Gabin is is on his way to throw himself into the Seine, when he meets his former housemaid, Mireille Darc, who informs him that he was multiply cuckolded. Eventually the two of them wind up as butler father and maid daughter in a rich, provincial household, while his nasty in-laws try to prove him dead so they can inherit.

It's pretty much standard bedroom farce of the classes, from a play by Claude Gével , with the film directed by financially successful Communist director Jean Paul Le Chanois. It's all very amusing, but as you might expect, it's all carried on the shoulders of Gabin, who shifts gears from banker to criminal mastermind to impeccable butler without missing a breath, even though his dinner may burn on the kitchen stove. As good farce should be, it's directed for speed. You've seen its like a dozen times and you may be pretty bored, but Gabin is one of those performers who can read the phone book and I'll applaud.


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Country:

France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 April 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Domnul See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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