Tag Archives: Christian-Jaque
François Premier / Francis the First (1937) Christian-Jaque, Fernandel, Mona Goya, Alexandre Rignault, Comedy
Honorin (Fernandel) is the simple and naive stage manager of a traveling theatre troupe, whose one ambition is to once play the role of the cavalier in the opera “Francis I, or the Loves of the Beautiful Ferroniere”.
Madame Sans Gêne / Madame (1961) Christian-Jaque, Sophia Loren, Robert Hossein, Renaud Mary, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Catherine, an out-spoken Parisian laundress follows Napoleon’s army to the battlefront to be near her Sergeant Lefevre. The couple perform a deed of heroism which abets Napoleon’s victory, so that after the war the grateful Emperor bestows on the now married couple the title of Duke and Duchess. Catherine squabbles with Napoleon’s haughty sisters, scandalizes the nobility with her lack of courtly manners, flirts with the men – and consistently creates havoc as she remains true to her earthy background.
D’homme à hommes / Man to Men (1948) Christian-Jaque, Jean-Louis Barrault, Bernard Blier, Hélène Perdrière, Biography, Drama, War
Boys’ School / Les disparus de St. Agil (1938) Christian-Jaque, Erich von Stroheim, Michel Simon, Armand Bernard, Drama, Mystery
In a college, three friends form a secret society. There objective – going to America. A night, after one of their secret meetings, one of them see a man coming out from a wall. Then the day after he talks about it, he disappears. Then the second one vanishes. Are they gone to their dreams? That’s when the art teacher is murdered. Suspicions now are too high so the third one decides to investigate.
La française et l’amour / Love and the Frenchwoman (1960) Michel Boisrond, Christian-Jaque, Jacqueline Porel, Pierre-Jean Vaillard, Darry Cowl, Comedy
The seven stages in the life of the modern Frenchwomen are disclosed by seven directors in a witty way: 1 – Childhood, 2 – Adolescence, 3 – Virginity, 4 – Marriage, 5 – Adultery, 6 – Divorce, 7 – The Single Woman.
Assola is an imaginary village on the border between Italy and France and the borderline crosses the village itself. The French customs agent Ferdinand is always trying to catch the Italian smuggler Giuseppe. Giuseppe discovers that Ferdinand was actually born in Italy and therefore he can’t be a French customs agent.
L’assassinat du Père Noël / The Killing of Santa Claus (1941) Roger Chapatte, Christian-Jaque, Harry Baur, Renée Faure, Marie-Hélène Dasté, Comedy, Drama, Mystery
High up in the French Alps, the inhabitants of a small mountain village are busy preparing for Christmas. The toymaker Cornusse is occupied making presents for the children of the village, unaware that his beautiful young daughter, Catherine, is being courted by a mysterious baron. Having recently returned to the village after an absence of several years, the baron lives alone in his chateau and refuses to see anyone, until Catherine visits him out of pity. On Christmas Eve, the baron fails to keep a dinner date with Catherine, at the same time that a priceless diamond is stolen from the church. A short while later, two children from the village discover the body of Father Christmas lying dead on the snow-covered mountain slope. With the police prevented from arriving because of bad weather, the villagers attempt to resolve the mystery themselves and discover who killed Father Christmas…
In 1789, when the Revolution went on, a bandit named “Black Tulip” held the surroundings of village Roussillon in fear. The poor people respected him as Robin Hood, who declare himself a revolutioner but Count Guillaume de Saint Preux “plays” this benefactor. When he fought with Mouche, the policeman he was wounded …