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Mr. Orchid (1946)

Le père tranquille (original title)
In the Charente, during the Nazi occupation, Edouard Martin, a fifty-year-old man with apparently peaceful life is in fact the leader of a resistance network.

Directors:

René Clément, Noël-Noël (uncredited)

Writers:

Noël-Noël (dialogue), Noël-Noël (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noël-Noël ... Édouard Martin
Maurice Chevit Maurice Chevit ... Un maquisard
Alice Leitner Alice Leitner
Georges Questau Georges Questau ... (as Georges Questiau)
Simone Lestan Simone Lestan
Maurice Salabert Maurice Salabert ... Le boucher
Jaqueline Lefer Jaqueline Lefer
Pierre Noël Pierre Noël
Howard Vernon ... Le lieutenant Fleischer, l'officier allemand
Jean Lara Jean Lara ... Pelletier (as Jean Varas)
Nadine Alari ... Monique Martin
José Artur José Artur ... Pierre Martin
Claire Olivier Claire Olivier ... Madame Martin
Paul Frankeur ... Simon
Jeanne Herviale Jeanne Herviale ... Marie
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Storyline

In the Charente, during the Nazi occupation, Edouard Martin, a fifty-year-old man with apparently peaceful life is in fact the leader of a resistance network.

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A delightful French family portrait of a genial Papa who led a "double-life"...

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Comedy | Drama | War

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 October 1946 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Orchid See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

B.C.M. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Radio-Cinéma Fidélité Intégrale)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented USA telecast in Cincinnati Saturday 5 November 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). See more »

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Excellent piece of propaganda
20 June 2013 | by didierfortSee all my reviews

My summary says all of my point of view. It goes even over the top, for a really excellent piece of propaganda should not be understood as propaganda… But since all the reviewers pointed that this movie, made just at the end of the war, was sugar-coating French supposed general behaviour during the war and German occupation, it's maybe time to speak about the film itself.

Though naive, it's a compelling story, extremely well shot and acted. Noël Noël, Paul Frankeur and above all Nadine Alari --I discover this very talented young woman-- are touching and in tune all along the reels.

René Clément shows his mastery in the filming, angles, movements and composition.

And the last scene before the epilogue, when father and son are meeting again, is an absolute tear-jerker.

Have a break, indulge yourself in watching Le Père tranquille. You won't regret those 90 minutes.


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