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Gringalet (1946)

A wealthy man has two sons,one of them is legitimate,the other is not.The first offspring has had a life of luxury and he has become a lazy good for nothing whereas the youthful ... See full summary »

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André Berthomieu
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Vanel ... Lucien Ravaut
Marguerite Deval Marguerite Deval ... Madame Bachelet
Suzy Carrier Suzy Carrier ... Josette Blanchard
Jimmy Gaillard Jimmy Gaillard ... Philippe Ravaut
Paul Vandenberghe Paul Vandenberghe ... Francis Ravaut dit Gringalet
Paul Faivre Paul Faivre ... Emile Moret
André Bervil André Bervil ... (as Bervil)
Fernand Rauzéna Fernand Rauzéna
Henry Prestat Henry Prestat ... (as Prestat)
Alain Romans Alain Romans ... Le pianiste (as Al. Romans)
Marcelle Hainia Marcelle Hainia ... Madame Blanchard
Christiane Sertilange Christiane Sertilange ... Minouche
Jacques Louvigny Jacques Louvigny ... Monsiieur Blanchard (as Louvigny)
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A wealthy man has two sons,one of them is legitimate,the other is not.The first offspring has had a life of luxury and he has become a lazy good for nothing whereas the youthful indiscretion has turned into an artist.He is nicknamed "Gringalet" .Now his father wants him to meet his half-brother ,his mother-in-law and the rest of the family. Gringalet will turn this bourgeois family upside down:they become nice,the big brother becoming a perfect businessman who stops scouring nightclubs to spend most of his time with his fiancee Josette.There's the rub,cause Gringalet is also in love with her. Written by dbdumonteil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 November 1946 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Vatersorgen See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Original literary source: "Gringalet", play in four acts by Paul Vandenberghe, Editions Musy, Paris, 1945, 195 pages. See more »

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Remade as Gringalet (1959) See more »

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Frank Capra lite
13 October 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

I was not expecting much when I watched this movie the other night.André Berthomieu is a forgotten director although some critics say some of his works should be restored to favor.

What about "Gringalet"(=Puny little thing")?It was first a play written by Paul Vanderberghe who plays lead in the filmed version,abetted by an excellent Charles Vanel.Well,it's an obsolete charming little sentimental comedy.Relatively speaking,the atmosphere recalls Frank Capra's finer feelings.

A wealthy man has two sons,one of them is legitimate,the other is not.The first offspring has had a life of luxury and he has become a lazy good for nothing whereas the youthful indiscretion has turned into an artist.He is nicknamed "Gringalet" .Now his father wants him to meet his half-brother ,his mother-in-law and the rest of the family. Gringalet will turn this bourgeois family upside down:they become nice,the big brother becoming a perfect businessman who stops scouring nightclubs to spend most of his time with his fiancée Josette.There's the rub,cause Gringalet is also in love with her.

"Gringalet" is by no means a forgotten treasure of the French cinema,but you 'll assuredly spend a nice evening if you choose to watch it.

NB:"Gringalet " was remade in Italy in 1959.I have not seen that version.


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