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La maternelle (1949)

1948. Madeleine is the headmistress of a kindergarten in Ménilmontant. Dr Libois, the school doctor, is very close to her heart. When Rose, a new helper comes to the school, Libois is ... See full summary »
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Blanchette Brunoy ... Rose
Marie Déa ... Madeleine
Yves Vincent ... Dr. Libois
Pierre Larquey ... Paulin
Louise Fouquet Louise Fouquet ... Mme Coeuret
Marcel Mouloudji ... Paulo (as Mouloudji)
Denise Kerny Denise Kerny ... Mlle Bord
Elisabeth Hardy Elisabeth Hardy ... L'assistante sociale
Nora Costes Nora Costes ... (as Nora Coste)
Suzanne Guémard Suzanne Guémard ... La mère de Riri
Marcelle Servières Marcelle Servières ... Mlle Baudouin (as Marcelle Servière)
Charlotte Ecard Charlotte Ecard ... Mme Fouillet
Jacqueline Carlier Jacqueline Carlier ... La mère de Dédé
Montel Montel
Paul Villé Paul Villé ... Le commissaire
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1948. Madeleine is the headmistress of a kindergarten in Ménilmontant. Dr Libois, the school doctor, is very close to her heart. When Rose, a new helper comes to the school, Libois is impressed at once by her understanding of the little ones and her dedication to them. Little by little, Libois grows fond of Rose while becoming estranged from Madeleine. He eventually marries Rose. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 May 1949 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Zabavište See more »

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SPIC See more »
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Mono
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The dawn of knowledge
20 April 2011 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The third version of "La Maternelle" after a silent movie in the twenties and its most famous remake in the thirties featuring Madeleine Renaud.

This one is pretty good and not unworthy of the Epstein movie.What's definitely lacking is magic ,there 's no equivalent of Renaud's extraordinary relationship with the pupils and of the sequence of the science lesson about a rabbit.To be fair,one can mention the scene when the young teacher replaces the tedious old schoolmistress and saves a lesson which was as boring as hell.

Blanchette Brunoy is very nice as the maid (who 's got enough degrees to be a teacher but hides them at first)in a kindergarten.Marie Déa is the headmistress ,and there's a rivalry between her and her employee because they're both in love with the doctor (who seems more or less the doctor of the school,which is unthinkable today;but it was a time people would not often consult);this jealousy was not present in the 1933 film.

The screenplay was not sweetened or cheapened :poverty,death and prostitution are still around in the late forties .The death of a child is particularly harrowing (the audience attends his death;in the other version ,it's just briefly mentioned ).


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