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La joyeuse prison (1956)

Benoit, the head guard of Clouville Prison, prefers to be liked than feared. This basic principle transforms the jail-house into a joyful prison, where all the inmates live amicably ... See full summary »

Director:

André Berthomieu (as Berthomieu)

Writers:

André Berthomieu (adaptation), Pierre François (original idea) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Simon ... Benoit - le surveillant-chef
Ded Rysel Ded Rysel ... Auguste Tuboeuf - un détenu cultivateur
Paulette Dubost ... Justine Benoit
Lisette Lebon Lisette Lebon ... Rosette Benoit
Michel Roux Michel Roux ... André Chauvin
Christian Alers Christian Alers ... Le sous-préfet
Georges Baconnet Georges Baconnet ... Ferdinand Bouchonnet
Francis Boyer Francis Boyer
Henri Coutet Henri Coutet ... Gustave
Robert Dalban ... Vauclin - un gangster détenu
Paul Derly Paul Derly ... Breton - un détenu perceur de coffres-forts
Émile Genevois Émile Genevois ... Petit Louis - un détenu cambrioleur
Marguerite Héliès Marguerite Héliès ... La sous-préfète (as Marguerite Helies)
Jane Helly Jane Helly
Marcel Rouzé Marcel Rouzé ... Le brigadier (as Marcel Rouze)
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Benoit, the head guard of Clouville Prison, prefers to be liked than feared. This basic principle transforms the jail-house into a joyful prison, where all the inmates live amicably together. Among them, various colorful characters : a farmer, a poacher, a distiller, a forger, two pickpockets, a safe-cracker, a gangster and... a good-looking guy who pleases Rosette, Benoit's daughter, well. But too much leniency takes its toll : after Vauclin, the gangster, manages to escape and a complaint is filed against "the deplorable disorder reigning in the joyful prison", Benoit is given early retirement. He will know how to take advantage of his new status live a joyful life with his wife, his daughter and André, his son in law, in fact the nice-looking young prisoner who, in the meantime, has been cleared of all charges. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 June 1956 (France) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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