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La joyeuse prison ()


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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... See more »

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Benoit - le surveillant-chef
Ded Rysel ...
Auguste Tuboeuf - un détenu cultivateur
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Justine Benoit
Lisette Lebon ...
Rosette Benoit
Michel Roux ...
André Chauvin
Christian Alers ...
Le sous-préfet
Georges Baconnet ...
Ferdinand Bouchonnet
Francis Boyer
Henri Coutet ...
Gustave
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Vauclin - un gangster détenu
Paul Derly ...
Breton - un détenu perceur de coffres-forts
Émile Genevois ...
Petit Louis - un détenu cambrioleur
Marguerite Héliès ...
La sous-préfète (as Marguerite Helies)
Jane Helly
Marcel Rouzé ...
Le brigadier (as Marcel Rouze)
Maryse Martin ...
Charlotte Tuboeuf
Paul Faivre ...
Filasse - un détenu braconnier
Charles Bouillaud ...
Blafard - un détenu faussaire
Alice Tissot ...
Madame de St-Leu
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Maître Larigot

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André Berthomieu ... (as Berthomieu)

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André Berthomieu ... (adaptation & dialogue)
 
Pierre François ... (original idea)
 
Paul Vandenberghe ... (adaptation & dialogue)

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Jules Desurmont ... producer
Lucien Masson ... producer

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Henri Betti

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J. Chotel ... (as Jacques Chotel)
Georges Million
René Ribault
Claude Robin

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Arlette Lalande
Gilbert Natot

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Olivier Girard
Raymond Nègre
Henri Sonois ... (as Henri Sonnois)

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Michel de Bonnay ... unit production manager (as M. Bonnay)
Jules Desurmont ... production manager

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Georges Casati ... assistant director (as G. Casati)

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Georges Fontenelle ... set dresser (as G. Fontenelle)

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Michel Fano ... sound
Lucien Lacharmoise ... sound
Jean Philippe ... sound
Robert Teisseire ... sound

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Marcel Dolé ... still photographer

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Andrée François ... script (as A. François)

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Plot Summary

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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  • La joyeuse prison (France)
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  • 95 min
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