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Les casse-pieds (1948)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Romance | 28 December 1953 (USA)
A series of vignettes, in which Noel-Noel appears as the moderator, lecturer, commentator and leading actor, that examine the bores and pests of everyday life much like Pete Smith and ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Dréville

Writers:

Noël-Noël (original screenplay), Edward Kingsley (English titles) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noël-Noël ... Lecturer
Bernard Blier ... Bernard
Jean Tissier ... Jean
Henri Crémieux ... Henri
Pierre Destailles Pierre Destailles ... L'employé du gaz
Marguerite Deval Marguerite Deval ... Marguerite
René Blancard ... Thomas
Paul Frankeur ... Le blagueur
Georges Questau Georges Questau ... Le postillonneur
Jacques Mattler Jacques Mattler ... L'industriel
Charles Vissières Charles Vissières ... Le speaker (as Charles Vissière)
Claire Olivier Claire Olivier ... La dame qui porte en ville
Elisa Lamotte Elisa Lamotte ... La dame qui conduit mal
Marion Tourès Marion Tourès ... L'amoureuse (as Marion Tourrès)
Aline André Aline André ... L'épouse
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A series of vignettes, in which Noel-Noel appears as the moderator, lecturer, commentator and leading actor, that examine the bores and pests of everyday life much like Pete Smith and Robert Benchley had done for years in American short subjects. Among those are the Practical Joker who will do anything for a laugh; the Party Entertainer who never stops singing; the Talkative Neigbor who forgets the time; the noisy neighbors who dance the tango all night; and women drivers, people who telephone at meal time, the friend you never saw before and amatuer medical experts. Much use of trick photography, montages, puppets and animation along with some adult Gallic wit and gentle satire. The title was changed to "The Spice of Life" when it was released in the USA in 1953. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Winner of 3 International Grand Prizes


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 December 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spice of Life See more »

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Production Co:

Gaumont Cinemaphonic See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Visa de Contrôle Cinématographique N°7.033 du 10 Novembre 1948. See more »

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Delightfull film
10 March 2005 | by PPUSTYRESee all my reviews

It was the first movie I saw after the war and I have never laughed so much. It is a real fine comedy, and you'll find the types of annoying characters described everywhere. Noel-Noel is a very fine actor, and he plays with tact and psychology, a very expressive figure. Jean Tissier is also a nice actor playing a kind of people trying to persuade the others without being sure of himself at the same time. It is a genre wherein the french movies are excellent : it describes scenes of common life, with humor and accuracy. Everybody has encountered such situations.

I would like to be able to have a copy of that movie on CD or tape or video to see it again, but how would that be possible ?


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