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Fernandel

Fernandel

French actor and singer (1903-1971)
May 8, 1903 (February 26, 1971)
Fr. 1969. Dramatic comedy by Henri Colpi with Fernandel, Rellys, Henri Tisot. A Provencal farmhand flees to the Camargue with an old horse to save it from a cruel fate.
Runtime: 90 min.
Fr. 1967. Police comedy by Gilles Grangier with Fernandel, Danielle Darrieux, Jean-Pierre Marielle. Under the guise of organized trips to Switzerland for children, a mobster smuggles diamonds.
Runtime: 95 min.
Fr. 1966. Melodrama by Denys de La Patellière with Fernandel, Lilli Palmer, Laurent Terzieff. In search of his daughter, a peasant learns that she became a prostitute.
Runtime: 85 min.

Don Camillo en Russie

V.O.: Il Compagno Don Camillo
It. 1965. Comedy by Luigi Comencini with Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Leda Gloria. A priest forces the communist mayor of his village to take him to Russia.
Fr. 1965. Comedy by Jean-Pierre Mocky with Fernandel, Heinz Ruhmann, Jean Poiret. Two employees try to reach a business person to give him a large sum of money.
Runtime: 93 min.
Fr. 1964. Comedy by Gilles Grangier with Jean Gabin, Fernandel, Marie Dubois. A Parisian civil servant and a Marseilles merchant meet on the occasion of their children's engagement.
Runtime: 86 min.
Fr. 1964. Comedy by Jean Boyer with Fernandel, Sandra Milo, Jean-Pierre Marielle. A woman infatuated with psychoanalysis is determined to find a complex in her husband.
Runtime: 90 min.
Fr. 1963. Comedy by Gilles Grangier with Fernandel, Bourvil, Claire Maurier. After returning from war, a man discovers his wife remarried and his small business transformed.
Runtime: 90 min.
Fr. 1963. Police comedy by Maurice Labro with Fernandel, Perrette Pradier, Jacques Monod. In Las Vegas, a comedian is caught up in the struggles of two cabaret owners.
Runtime: 100 min.

Good King Dagobert

V.O.: Le Bon Roi Dagobert
Fr. 1963. Comedy by Pierre Chevalier with Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Pascale Roberts. A student dreams that his father is King Dagobert, who is fighting to crown his son in Reims.
Runtime: 90 min.
Fr. 1962. Comedy by Gilles Grangier with Fernandel, Arletty, Jacques Chabassol. A modest stationmaster dreams of going on a trip to Biarritz.
Runtime: 92 min.

The Devil and the Ten Commandments

V.O.: Le Diable et les dix commandements
Fr. 1962. Sketches by Julien Duvivier with Fernandel, Louis de Funès, Alain Delon. Various sketches showing how humanity comes to break God's commandments.
Runtime: 120 min.

En avant la musique

V.O.: Il Cambio della guardia
It. 1962. Comedy by Giorgio Bianchi with Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Frank Fernandel. Crossroads of schemes in an Italian village at the end of the war.
Runtime: 90 min.
Fr. 1961. Crime drama by Léo Joannon with Fernandel, Maurice Teynac, Marie Déa. A timid bank employee is hired by an insurance company to act as bait for criminals who have already stolen a large sum of money from the institution.
Runtime: 90 min.

Don Camillo, Monseigneur

V.O.: Don Camillo monsignore ma non troppo
It. 1961. Comedy by Carmine Gallone with Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Gina Rovere. The parish priest Don Camillo, now prelate, and the mayor Peppone, elected senator, continue to confront each other.
Fr. 1961. Comedy by Jean Bastia with Fernandel, Eleonora Vargas, Lucien Raimbourg. In the American West, a French traveler finds himself to be the perfect look-alike for a bandit.
Runtime: 103 min.
Fr. 1960. Police comedy by Bernard Borderie with Fernandel, Barbara Laage, Georges Wilson. A professor is made very uncomfortable by the considerable amount of money that a thief has put in his suitcase.
Runtime: 92 min.
Fr. 1960. Mores comedy by Maurice Cloche with Fernandel, Dora Doll, Andrex. A modest employee believes he has become a great painter after having made a painting.
Runtime: 90 min.
Fr. 1960. Comedy by Jean Giono with Fernandel, Marcelle Ranson, Rellys. The discovery of a large quantity of banknotes disturbs the peaceful life of a shepherd.
Runtime: 94 min.

The Cow and I

V.O.: La Vache et le prisonnier
Fr. 1959. Comedy by Henri Verneuil with Fernandel, René Havard, Ingeborg Schöner. A prisoner of war devises an ingenious way to escape.
Runtime: 119 min.

Life as a Couple

V.O.: La Vie à deux
Fr. 1958. Sketches by Clément Duhour with Pierre Brasseur, Lilli Palmer, Fernandel. A writer decides to leave his fortune to a happy couple.
Runtime: 102 min.
Fr. 1958. Comedy by Jean Boyer with Fernandel, Pierre Dux, Simone Valère. A young woman becomes the mistress of her lover's best friend.
Fr. 1958. Comedy by Jean Boyer with Fernandel, Denise Grey, Sylva Koscina. The veterinarian of a small village manages to create a large clientele among humans.
Runtime: 89 min.

Gangster Boss

V.O.: Le Grand Chef
Fr. 1958. Comedy by Henri Verneuil with Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Papouf. Two good guys kidnap a millionaire's son who causes them a lot of trouble.
Runtime: 96 min.
Fr. 1958. Comedy by Christian-Jaque with Fernandel, Toto, Noël Roquevert. In a village divided by the French-Italian border, a smuggler causes a lot of trouble for a customs officer who is nevertheless his friend.
Runtime: 98 min.
Fr. 1957. Comedy by Jean Boyer with Fernandel, Nadia Gray, Armontel. An unsuccessful actor finds himself playing the characters of his roles in real life.
Runtime: 92 min.
Fr. 1957. Comedy by Jean Boyer with Fernandel, Rellys, Ginette Leclerc. After having alienated the whole village, a merry good-for-nothing, unemployed drunkard decides to render some services in order to win back the sympathy of his fellow citizens.
Runtime: 85 min.
U.S. 1957. Comedy by Gerd Oswald with Bob Hope, Fernandel, Anita Ekberg. An American actor visiting Paris gets involved in a criminal case with a French colleague.
Runtime: 102
Fr. 1957. Police comedy by Julien Duvivier with Fernandel, Bernard Blier, Jacques Duby. Suspected of murder, a clarinet player tries to uncover the real culprit.
Runtime: 108 min.
Fr. 1956. Comedy by Jean Boyer with Fernandel, Suzy Delair, Françoise Fabian. A man inherits a fashion house and starts to create a large collection.
Runtime: 91 min.
Fr. 1956. Comedy by Maurice Régamey with Fernandel, Rellys, Andrex. A man from Marseilles shares the history of his city with a journalist.
Runtime: 78 min.
U.S. 1956. Adventures by Michael Anderson with David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine. A wealthy gentleman from London bets that he can circumnavigate the world in eighty days.
Runtime: 177 min.

Une Fille abandonnée

V.O.: Quatro passi fra le nuvole
It. 1956. Sentimental comedy by Mario Soldati with Fernandel, Giulia Rubini, Andrex.
Runtime: 99 min.

Quatre Pas dans les nuages

V.O.: Sous le ciel de Provence
It. 1956. Sentimental comedy by Mario Soldati with Fernandel, Giselia Rubini, Andrex. A confectionery salesman agrees to pass himself off as the husband of a pregnant girl, abandoned by her lover, who is returning home to her parents.

Don Juan

V.O.: El Amor de Don Juan
Esp. 1955. Comedy by John Berry with Fernandel, Carmen Sevilla, Erno Crisa. Don Juan's valet, forced to pass for his master, has many misadventures.
Runtime: 95 min.

Don Camillo's Last Round

V.O.: Don Camillo e l'Onorevole Peppone
It. 1955. Comedy by Carmine Gallone with Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Claude Sylvain. During an election period, the priest of a village mocks the communist mayor.
Runtime: 100 min.
Fr. 1954. Comedy by Gilles Grangier with Fernandel, Nicole Berger, Claude Nollier. A fifty-year-old man marries a young orphan who is unfaithful to him.
Runtime: 88 min.
Fr. 1954. Musical by Yves Allégret with Fernandel, Pier Angeli, Jean Debucourt. While anonymously directing an operetta that he wrote, a music teacher takes on the task of chaperoning a student on a trip to Paris.
Runtime: 90 min.

Sheep Has Five Legs

V.O.: Le Mouton a cinq pattes
Fr. 1954. Sketches by Henri Verneuil with Fernandel, Françoise Arnoul, Paulette Dubost. An old doctor tries to find quintuplets scattered around the world to reunite them for a village party.
Runtime: 104 min.
Fr. 1954. Tale by Jacques Becker with Fernandel, Samia Gamal, Dieter Borsche. The many adventures of Ali Baba, who suddenly became rich by the discovery of a treasure.
Runtime: 92 min.

The Return of Don Camillo

V.O.: Il Ritorno di Don Camillo
Fr. 1953. Comedy by Julien Duvivier with Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Édouard Delmont. The priest of an Italian village is once again at odds with the communist mayor.
Runtime: 115 min.
Fr. 1953. Satire by Henri Verneuil with Fernandel, Jacqueline Pagnol, Pauline Carton. A husband learns that he is being cheated, while acting indifferent to the news.
Runtime: 87 min.

The Most Wanted Man

V.O.: L'Ennemi public no 1
Fr. 1953. Police comedy by Henri Verneuil with Fernandel, Zsa Zsa Gabor, David Opatoshu. The misadventures of a good guy who is mistaken for a famous criminal.
Runtime: 98 min.

The Wild Oat

V.O.: Le Boulanger de Valorgue
Fr. 1952. Comedy by Henri Verneuil with Fernandel, Jean Gaven, Leda Gloria. A baker refuses to bake bread for those who persist in believing that his son has made his bride a child mother.
Runtime: 100 min.
Fr. 1952. Comedy by Jean Boyer with Fernandel, Blanchette Brunoy, Renée Devillers. A modest sheep shearer becomes a coveted ladies' hairdresser on the Champs-?lys?es.
Runtime: 75 min.

The Hunting Ground

V.O.: La Table-aux-crevés
Fr. 1952. Drama by Henri Verneuil with Fernandel, Andrex, Maria Mauban. In love with a young peasant, a man is suspected of the murder of his wife, found hanged in the house.
Runtime: 92 min.

Forbidden Fruit

V.O.: Le Fruit défendu
Fr. 1952. Mores drama by Henri Verneuil with Fernandel, Françoise Arnoul, Claude Nollier. A married doctor succumbs to the charms of a pretty girl he meets in a train station.
Runtime: 87 min.

The Little World of Don Camillo

V.O.: Il Piccolo Mondo di Don Camillo
It. 1952. Comedy by Julien Duvivier with Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Sylvie. The parish priest of a small town in Italy has a run-in with the communist mayor.
Runtime: 105 min.
Fr. 1951. Police comedy by Claude Autant-Lara with Françoise Rosay, Fernandel, Julien Carette. In a mountain inn, the presence of a monk disturbs the plans of the owners who are in the habit of murdering their clients.
Runtime: 98 min.
Fr. 1951. Comedy by Maurice Labro with Fernandel, Yves Deniaud, Andrex.
Fr. 1950. Satire by Marcel Pagnol with Fernandel, Pierre Larquey, Hélène Perdrière. Expelled from his school because of his professional integrity, a teacher becomes the front man for a crooked politician.
Runtime: 136 min.
Fr. 1950. Comedy by Richard Pottier with Fernandel, Bernard Lajarrige, Germaine Montero. A cubist painter asks a vacuum cleaner dealer to pretend to be him to a rich woman passing through Paris.
Runtime: 87 min.
Fr. 1950. Psychological drama by Richard Pottier with Fernandel, Jeanne Moreau, Raymond Souplex. Guilty of euthanasia, a man gets in trouble with his brothers who are afraid of scandal.
Runtime: 105 min.
Fr. 1950. Comedy by Fernandel with Fernandel, Andrex, Jacqueline Pagnol. An ugly man, who makes everyone laugh, is admitted to a hospice for nature's disgraced.
Fr. 1950. Comedy by René Le Hénaff with Fernandel, Andrex, Paulette Dubost. The funny adventures of a hunter in a nightclub who agrees to pretend to be a duke, following a misunderstanding.

Je suis de la revue

V.O.: Botta e riposta
It. 1950. Comedy by Mario Soldati with Fernandel, Suzy Delair, Katherine Dunham. Victims of the same kleptomaniac, a music-hall artist and a devout painter see their paths cross in the backstage of a theater in Rome.
Runtime: 80 min.
Fr. 1950. Comedy by Sacha Guitry with Sacha Guitry, Fernandel, Lana Marconi. A rich baron showers a tramp with favors after he saves his life.
Fr. 1949. Comedy by Ernst Neubach with Fernandel, Noëlle Norman, Yves Deniaud. A family son signs a contract with a gangster to be killed.
Runtime: 90 min.
Fr. 1949. Police comedy by Maurice Labro with Fernandel, Liliane Bert, Yves Deniaud. A shy, good-natured shopkeeper stands up to gangsters who have hidden a dead body in his home.
Fr. 1948. Comedy by Carlo Rim with Fernandel, Annette Poivre, Yves Deniaud. A man searches for his deceased aunt whose corpse was hidden in a closet.
Runtime: 90 min.
Fr. 1948. Comedy by Jacques-Daniel Norman with Fernandel, Berval, Mona Dol. A married man shares a large prize with his girlfriend.
Fr. 1948. Comedy by Robert Vernay with Fernandel, Noëlle Norman, Félix Oudart. Separated from his wife, a man tries to see his daughter who is to be married.
Fr. 1947. Comedy by Maurice Cloche with Fernandel, Gisèle Alcée, Marcel Vallée. A shy worker, who does not dare confess his love to his boss's daughter, has a dream in which he sees himself as an irresistible seducer.
Fr. 1946. Comedy by Gilles Grangier with Fernandel, Micheline Francey, Henri Vilbert. A Proven?al man, scorned by his wife, decides to pretend to be dead.
Fr. 1946. Comedy by René Le Hénaff with Raimu, Fernandel, André Alerme.
Runtime: 85 min.
Fr. 1946. Crime drama by Marc Allégret with Fernandel, Simone Simon, Marcel Dalio.
Runtime: 95 min.
Fr. 1945. Melodrama by Marcel Pagnol, Raymond Leboursier with Fernandel, Raymond Pellegrin, Jacqueline Pagnol. A man with a hunchback and a big heart comes to the aid of a young village woman who is expecting a baby.
Runtime: 117 min.
Runtime: 82 min.
Fr. 1944. Comedy by Maurice Cammage with Fernandel, Josseline Gaël, Thérèse Dorny. On his wedding day, a man is forced to locate a straw hat.
Runtime: 85 min.
Fr. 1943. Comedy by Fernandel with Fernandel, Paulette Dubost, Gabriello. On the day that he is fired, a bank teller is attacked by gangsters who steal the prototype of motorized roller skates, which he invented.
Fr. 1943. Dramatic comedy by Jean Boyer with Fernandel, Andrex, Janine Darcey. In a small village in France, a humble fisher is in love with a gentle lady who prefers a gentleman from the city.
Fr. 1942. Comedy by Raymond Leboursier with Fernandel, Raimu, Cécile Sorel. During a high society event, various successful people tell a young man how a ""little thing"" changed the course of their lives.
Runtime: 88 min.
Fr. 1942. Comedy by Fernandel, Carlo Rim with Fernandel, Édouard Delmont, Andrex. Villagers try to bring home a simple man who brought them luck, but whom they thoughtlessly chased away.
Runtime: 88 min.
Fr. 1941. Comedy by Maurice Cammage with Fernandel, Josseline Gaël, Jim Gérald. To please his principal, a teacher agrees to disguise himself as a woman and replace her at an exam.
Runtime: 84 min.
Fr. 1941. Comedy by Maurice Gleize with Fernandel, Saturnin Fabre, Louise Carletti. An amiable butterfly hunter joins a club of suitors, of whom the lucky one will marry the daughter of a rich banker in order to pay off their debts.
Runtime: 80 min.

The Well-Digger's Daughter

V.O.: La Fille du puisatier
Fr. 1940. Psychological drama by Marcel Pagnol with Raimu, Fernandel, Josette Day.
Runtime: 140 min.