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Les rois du sport (1937)

Jules and Fernand are two boys from the Café des sports in Marseille who take part in their corporation's annual race.


Pierre Colombier


Germain Fried (dialogue), Jean Guitton | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Raimu ... Jules de l'Estaque
Fernandel ... Fernand
Jules Berry ... Burette
Lisette Lanvin Lisette Lanvin ... Antoinnette
Georges Flamant ... Jim Stanford
Doumel Doumel ... Le president du boxing-club
Marcel Maupi Marcel Maupi ... Le cireur (as Maupi)
Mado Stelli Mado Stelli ... (as Mado Stelly)
Léna Darthès Léna Darthès ... (as Léna Dartes)
Nita Raya ... Lili
Julien Carette ... Vachette (as Carette)


Jules and Fernand are waiters in a bar in Marseille. Fernand, in addition to the secret passion he feels for Antoinette, his friend's daughter, only lives for sport, which he practices as soon as his free time allows it. Here they are both engaged in the annual race of the waiters. Against all odds, Jules wins and prepares to pocket the 5,000 francs prize. But Burette, a crooked impresario, manages, thanks to one of these pirouettes of which he has the secret, to steal the jackpot from him, before leaving for Paris. Jules, in his footsteps, does the same, soon followed by Fernand. Once in the capital, repeated misunderstandings successively make Fernand pass for an automobile champion, then for a boxing ace.

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marseille | boxing | football | See All (3) »


Comedy | Sport


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La Java des Jeunes de Marseille
Music by Roger Dumas
Lyrics by Jean Manse
Performed by Fernandel
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Les Rois de la Comedie!
23 October 2019 | by brogmillerSee all my reviews

A masterclass in comedy timing by Raimu, Fernandel, Berry and Carette. Encourages one to discover more of Colombier's work although sadly his films are not easily accessible. Comedy does not always travel well but this is a glorious exception. Should this film whet your appetite and you wish to see Fernandel in full flow, I would recommend the same director's 'Tricoche et Cacolet' from 1938.

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Release Date:

19 September 1937 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kralj sporta See more »

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Gray-Film See more »
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1.37 : 1
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