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Blanc comme neige (1948)

Naive and good-hearted Léon Ménard arrives in Paris, determined to find work in the capital. In a café, he meets Bob, a seedy guy, who helps him to get a job. On cloud nine, the ingenuous ... See full summary »


André Berthomieu


André Berthomieu (screenplay and adaptation), Paul Vandenberghe (adaptation)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bourvil ... Léon Ménard
Mona Goya ... Suzy Rexy
Paulette Dubost ... Charlotte Béloiseau
Robert Berri Robert Berri ... Bob
Pauline Carton ... Madame Potinel
Frédéric O'Brady Frédéric O'Brady ... Van Golden (as O'Brady)
Louis Florencie Louis Florencie ... Monsieur Martin (as Florencie)
Charles Bouillaud Charles Bouillaud ... L'inspecteur Robillard (as Ch. Bouillaud)
Jean Diéner Jean Diéner ... Le président du tribunal (as J. Diener)
Paul Faivre Paul Faivre ... Paul dit Popaul - le bistrot (as P. Faivre)
Marcel Meral Marcel Meral ... Le concierge de l'hôtel (as M. Meral)
Harry-Max Harry-Max ... Le juge d'instruction
Gaston Orbal Gaston Orbal ... Le chef de l'orphéon (as Orbal)
Alice Tissot Alice Tissot ... Mademoiselle de Brézoles
Jacques Louvigny Jacques Louvigny ... Maître Floridor (as Louvigny)


Naive and good-hearted Léon Ménard arrives in Paris, determined to find work in the capital. In a café, he meets Bob, a seedy guy, who helps him to get a job. On cloud nine, the ingenuous young man, does is unaware of how Bob manipulates him. Having become the night concierge of a hotel, the thankful Léon lets Bob and his accomplices get into the pace. Jewels are stolen as a result.When he is accused, Leon refuses to incriminate his "friend". Fortunately, Charlotte, Léon's fiancé, manages to find evidence of Bob's guilt and thanks to a premium paid by the diamond dealer the two lovebirds can buy a grocer's shop and tie the knot. Written by Guy Bellinger

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28 April 1948 (France) See more »

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Bela kao sneg See more »

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French censorship visa # 6541. See more »


C'est l'piston
Music by Étienne Lorin
Lyrics by Bourvil
Performed by Bourvil
Published by Editions Musicales Fortin
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Look the other way ,that's profitable!
20 October 2015 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This is Bourvil playing Bourvil;in many movies he made,he played the village idiot who was eventually smarter than one could have expected."Pas Si Bete" (not so dumb) was the title of one of his early comedies.And "Le Corniaud" (1964), his biggest success ,was based on the same pattern.

Bourvil is one of the French actors it's impossible not to like.Even when the screenplay is rather mediocre (this one borrows a lot from "Fric Frac" (1939) but this one had three fabulous actors ),Bourvil wins you over.

Leon plays the cornet in the fanfare but he 's looking for a job."Thanks to " Monsieur Bob, a shady person from the underworld,who becomes his manager (a word Bourvil pronounces a la Française),he finds a night watchman job in a luxury hotel where he learns to operate the lift and to turn a blind eye to get tips from people bringing a pet or a "paying' lover in their rooms.As for Monsieur Bob,he is more interested in the safe of his protégé's hotel.

Like Fernandel in "Fric Frac" ,Bourvil has problems with vocabulary;whereas the former could not understand slang,the latter understands the recherché language in his own way.

Bourvil sings one song ("C'est L'Piston") which went on to become one of his greatest hits.The word "Piston " has two meanings in French : "cornet" (see the fanfare) and " string-pulling" (the stupid lump thinks that Monsieur Bob's string-pulling will make him a cornet star)

Fine support by Paulette Dubost as the hero's squeeze ,who does not like that one plays footsie with her because she has her feet firmly on the ground.

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