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Raphaël le tatoué (1939)


Christian-Jaque (as Christian Jaque)


Curt Alexander (adaptation), André Gillois (dialogue) (as Maurice Diamant-Berger) | 3 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Fernandel ... Modeste Manosque, alias Raphaël
Raymond Aimos Raymond Aimos ... Albert Musse (as Aimos)
Pierre Stéphen Pierre Stéphen ... Max Corner
René Génin René Génin ... Le cousin Roméo
Madeleine Sologne Madeleine Sologne ... Élisabeth
Germaine Charley ... Marguerite de Vanves
Roger Legris ... Bedouin
Léon Belières ... Réginald Brick
Marie-Therese Fleury Marie-Therese Fleury ... Mademoiselle Tout-Auto
Monique Rolland Monique Rolland ... Aline de Vanves
Armand Bernard ... Roger Drapeau
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Brochard ... Le commissaire (as Brochard)
Alexandre Mihalesco Alexandre Mihalesco ... Pferd (as Mihalesco)
Fred Pasquali Fred Pasquali ... Le maître d'hôtel (as Pasquali)
Jean Témerson Jean Témerson ... Monsieur Chromo (as Témerson)


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Release Date:

1 March 1939 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Campeão à Força See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pan Ciné See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Optiphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Un Dur, un Vrai, un Tatoué
Music by Casimir Oberfeld
Lyrics by Jean Manse
Performed by Fernandel
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Silly plot,silly songs and wonderful Fernandel!
19 November 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This is almost a musical,for there are three ditties,each one sillier than the other: "Irai-je ou n'irai-je pas ?" (Shall I stay or shall I go?) "portrait d'un tatoué" and the sublime " "Il Faut une Auto pour Aller au Poteau" (It takes a car to go the starting post).

And the plot follows suit: a motor race so exhausting it takes two pilots to win;and Fernandel/Modeste (sic) pretends to have a twin brother,Raphaêl ,a tattooed tough guy who 's just come from Africa via the local amusement park.

Fernandel is extraordinary:he creates the two characters with his legendary skills.Watch for the scene on the farm where he fights with himself.

There are also delicious puns.The posh gentleman at the station asking the carriage 9 gets a sublime answer: it's not 9! it's q! It's the "Wagon Q" at the rear of the train!."In French ,the letter Q and the word "Cul" (=a...)have the same pronunciation.

It's the first time I've written a comment on a film my two best IMDb pals have already reviewed.Hi,L and O!Hi Lily,Hi Lo!

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