6.9/10
9
1 user

Sacrée jeunesse (1958)

A wealthy old man is not in a hurry to see the next world.A stay in Switzerland puts new life into him,thanks to a miracle doctor.

Director:

André Berthomieu (as Berthomieu)

Writers:

André Mouézy-Éon (play), André Berthomieu (adaptation) (as Berthomieu) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gaby Morlay ... Zabeth Longué
André Luguet ... Thomas Longué
Micheline Dax Micheline Dax ... Mathilde Billard
Guy Bertil Guy Bertil ... Jean-Paul Longué
Jacques Morel Jacques Morel ... Étienne Longué
Mischa Auer ... Prof. Koranoff (as Misha Auer)
Lisette Lebon Lisette Lebon ... Odile
Daniel Cauchy ... Gérard
Paul Faivre Paul Faivre ... L'abbé
Paul Villé Paul Villé ... Dr. Trémière
Guy Bedos ... Mike, le jeune giflé
Arielle Coigney Arielle Coigney ... (as Arielle Coignet)
Yolande Cola Yolande Cola ... (as Yolande Colas)
Claudie Laurence Claudie Laurence ... Sophie
Gisèle Grandpré Gisèle Grandpré ... Armande Longué
Edit

Storyline

A grumpy old man seems to have one foot in the grave.His unscrupulous nephew and wife want to buy his valuable property in return for a life annuity;but without the family's knowing,the shrewd insurance agent does it first. Anyway ,the old man is not in a hurry to leave for the next world.In a chic Swiss clinic ,there's a miracle doctor who's got a marvelous cure (induced hibernation).When he returns,his wife,a holier-than-thou old woman says it is Satan's magic;the nephews are disappointed .The rejuvenated uncle does not leave it at that:he hires a secretary to write his memoirs (or so he says). Written by dbdumonteil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on play | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 August 1958 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Prokleta mladost See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

You can make new things out of old.
26 October 2014 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A grumpy old man seems to have one foot in the grave.His unscrupulous nephew(and wife)want to buy his valuable property in return for a life annuity;but unbeknown to him,the shrewd insurance agent does it first.

Anyway ,the old man is not in a hurry to leave for the next world.In a chic Swiss clinic ,there's a miracle doctor who's got a marvelous cure (induced hibernation).When he returns,his wife,a churchy old woman says it is Satan's magic;the nephews are disappointed .The rejuvenated uncle does not leave it at that:he hires a secretary to write his memoirs (or so he says).

This is a pleasant little comedy,based on a play,which reminds the viewer of one of Sacha Guitry's obsessions:the fear of getting old and decrepit;Berthomieu is not in the same league but ,in spite of a rather "moral" ending ,he puts his finger on man's recurrent dream: to find the fountain of youth.

With hindsight,the youngsters who appear in the first sequence are today's senior citizens and their trendy slang has grown obsolete.One of them (a Young Guy Bedos) is not gallant at all: uncle Tom,thus revivified,thinks that it's no way to treat a lady and he gives him a sound slap .


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed