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Carnival in Flanders (1935)

La kermesse héroïque (original title)
Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders

Director:

Jacques Feyder

Writers:

Charles Spaak (short story), Bernard Zimmer (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Françoise Rosay ... Cornelia de Witte, Madame la Bourgmestre / Madame Burgomaster
André Alerme ... Korbus de Witte, le bourgmestre / The Burgomaster (as Alerme)
Jean Murat ... Le duc d'Olivarès / The Duke
Louis Jouvet ... Le chapelain / The Priest
Lyne Clevers Lyne Clevers ... La poissonnière / The Fish-Wife (as Lynne Clevers)
Micheline Cheirel ... Siska
Maryse Wendling Maryse Wendling ... La boulangère / The Baker's Wife
Ginette Gaubert Ginette Gaubert ... L'aubergiste / The Inn-Keeper's Wife
Marguerite Ducouret Marguerite Ducouret ... La femme du brasseur / The Brewer's Wife
Bernard Lancret ... Julien Breughel
Alfred Adam Alfred Adam ... Josef Van Meulen, le boucher
Pierre Labry Pierre Labry ... L'aubergiste / The Inn-Keeper
Arthur Devère Arthur Devère ... Le poissonnier / The Fishmonger (as Arthur Devere)
Marcel Carpentier Marcel Carpentier ... Le boulanger / The Baker
Alexander D'Arcy ... Le capitaine / The Captain (as Alexandre Darcy)
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Storyline

When the village of Boom, in Flanders, learns a Spanish Duke and his troops plan to pass the night, the 4-man army deserts and the Mayor plays dead; so the Mayor's wife organizes the townswomen to greet the invaders and preserve the peace with womanly wiles. Written by Rich Wannen <Wannen@swbell.net>

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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 September 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carnival in Flanders See more »

Filming Locations:

Bruges, West Flanders, Belgium See more »

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Films Sonores Tobis See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Cornelia de Witte, Madame la Bourgmestre: What do you intend to do?
Korbus de Witte, le bourgmestre: Don't be so curious.
Cornelia de Witte, Madame la Bourgmestre: I'm not curious. I'm suspicious.
Korbus de Witte, le bourgmestre: These are lofty matters beyond women's comprehension.
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Out of the Celluloid Closet
5 June 2004 | by RheliSee all my reviews

The women hold a big banquet and all of the Spanish officers are invited. However, one of them is not interested and prefers to stay indoors and do his needlepoint. One of the village men is also not interested so the officer invites him to bring out his knitting. They discuss what kind of stitches to use and the officer opines that a particular stitch feels nicer on the leg.

The scene is perfectly innocent, but how interesting that already in 1935 they had the idea that maybe not all of the soldiers wanted to be seduced by women! And they actually dared to put the scene in! :)

The question of just what the Mayoress has done with the Duke is left unsaid, but probably also would never have passed the Hays Office in Hollywood.


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