Les belles histoires des pays d'en haut 

A historical drama set in the 1880s in the growing settlement of Sainte-Adèle, Quebec, where a love triangle involves the powerful but miserly mayor, the woman forced into marrying him, and the beau with whom she shares a deep love.




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Series cast summary:
Jean-Pierre Masson ...  Séraphin / ... 74 episodes, 1956-1970
Andrée Champagne ...  Donalda / ... 43 episodes, 1956-1970
Yvon Leroux ...  Bidou / ... 41 episodes, 1962-1970
Pierre Daigneault ...  Père Ovide 37 episodes, 1961-1970
Louis-Philippe Hébert Louis-Philippe Hébert ...  Père Laloge / ... 37 episodes, 1957-1970
Paul Desmarteaux ...  Curé Labelle / ... 36 episodes, 1956-1970
Guy Provost ...  Alexis 36 episodes, 1967-1970


A historical soap opera set in Quebec's Laurentides in the late 19th century. In the growing settlement of Sainte-Adèle, a love triangle involving Séraphin Poudrier, the powerful but conniving and miserly mayor, Donalda Laloge-Poudrier, the woman forced into marrying him as payment for a family debt, and Alexis Labranche, the beau with whom she shares a deep love, quickly becomes a square once you include families and villagers, themselves facing their own daily dramas. One of the longest-running TV series in Canadian history, and one with considerable cultural importance as it pioneered the téléroman format (Quebec's version of "soap opera") and gave French-Canadians a set of idioms that marked generations, including its own version of "Scrooge" and all related expressions, like "You're nothing but a Séraphin" (T'es rien qu'un Séraphin). The series was written by Claude-Henri Grignon as an adaptation expanding on his own 1933 novel, "Un Homme et son péché" (lit. trans. "A man and his... Written by pdlussier1

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8 October 1956 (Canada) See more »

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