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Ces messieurs de la Santé (1934)

In Gedeon's store ,take your pick of the best corsets and machine guns.

Director:

Pierre Colombier (as Pière Colombier)

Writers:

Paul Armont (play), Léopold Marchand (play)
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Complete credited cast:
Raimu ... Gédéon Tafard
Lucien Baroux ... Amédée
Paul Amiot Paul Amiot ... Le commissaire
Guy Derlan Guy Derlan ... Zwerch
Georges Mauloy Georges Mauloy ... Le directeur de la police (as Mauloy)
Pierre Stéphen Pierre Stéphen ... Hector
Pauline Carton ... Mme Génissier
Yvonne Hébert Yvonne Hébert ... Claire
Monique Rolland ... Ninon
Edwige Feuillère ... Fernande
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.Gédéon Tafard is a crook who escaped from jail after hypnotizing the warden. A well-meaning lady runs a corsets shop.She hires the fugitive(she keeps on repeating him: " you inspire me with confidence" )who begins to use the shop as a screen.His "affairs " involve machine guns dealing ("you're supposed to sell corsets" ,the captain says),imaginary (?) mines in the Esterel mountain , bets,and other harmless things . Written by dbdumonteil

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The big swindle.
4 December 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Ces Messieurs de la Santé" are disreputable people since they come from the "Prison de la Santé" (a famous Paris jail whose name means "Health Jail" ).Raimu,at the top of his game ,portrays a crook who escaped from jail after hypnotizing the warden.The character was inspired by a real swindler,Stavisky,whose life was brought to the screen by Alain Resnais in 1974.

Piere Colombier's flick is more fun to watch than the nouvelle vague director's work starring Belmondo.It sometimes lacks tempo ,but when it works,it's whacky!A well-meaning lady (Pauline Carton) runs a corsets shop.She hires the fugitive(she keeps on repeating him: " you inspire me with confidence" who begins to use the shop as a screen.His "affairs " involve machine guns dealing ("you're supposed to sell corsets" ,the captain says),imaginary (?) mines in the Esterel , bets,and other harmless things . The rest of the cast includes Edwige Feuillere who portrays a woman who dreamed of luxury in the too small shop where her mother-in-law acted like a queen mother...till HE came.

Raimu was unique.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 March 1934 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cavalheiros de Industria See more »

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Pathé-Natan See more »
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Mono (R.C.A. Photophone)

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1.37 : 1
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