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Le Petomane (1979)

The incredibly true story of the legendary French entertainer Joseph Pujol, who performed impersonations with his self-described 'elastic anus' and a surfeit of wind.

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Ian MacNaughton
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leonard Rossiter ... Monsieur Joseph Pujol
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madelaine Bellamy Madelaine Bellamy ... (as Madeline Bellamy)
John D. Collins
Michael Cronin Michael Cronin ... Prince of Wales
Alexandra Dane Alexandra Dane
Kalman Glass Kalman Glass
John Harvey John Harvey
Alun Lewis Alun Lewis
Victor Lucas
Roland MacLeod Roland MacLeod
Nancy Nevinson
Michael Ripper ... Sergeant Major
Gordon Rollings
Graham Stark ... Defence Counsel
Bob Todd Bob Todd ... Joseph's Father
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The incredibly true story of the legendary French entertainer Joseph Pujol, who performed impersonations with his self-described 'elastic anus' and a surfeit of wind.

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Short | Biography

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

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Peter Sellers and David Niven both expressed great interest in playing Le Petomane and were both advised against it by their agents. See more »

Quotes

Monsieur Joseph Pujol: You will find that petomanes, like kings, are born, not made.
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The Last Post
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Music by Walter Warren
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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A man of his time
19 November 2006 | by johngiles05See all my reviews

I think Leonard Rossiter played this role to perfection. No one else could have coped in the same way I wish I had a copy, I lost mine some time ago His facial expressions said it all. It was said that a doctor had to be present when the original artist appeared in Paris and I can well believe it as I was in serious trouble and doubled up with laughter and unable to breathe. Who can give you a belly laugh nowadays on TV or in theatre. It is all snide humour or camp with giggles being the limit one can expect. The man was a true comedian and will never be replaced.It seems all the best artists of this type have moved on over with the exception of Ken Dodd who can still incapacitate his audience to this day.


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