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Amazing Monsieur Fabre (1951)

Monsieur Fabre (original title)
Approved | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 8 September 1952 (USA)
Pierre Fresnay plays the title role of a dedicated man, living in the south of France in the 19th-century and somewhat ahead of his time. Fabre ekes out a meager existence for his huge ... See full summary »

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Jack Kirkland (story), Jack Kirkland (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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Pierre Fresnay ... Jean-Henri Fabre
Elina Labourdette ... La comtesse de La Porte
André Randall André Randall ... Le philosophe John Stuart Mill
Georges Tabet Georges Tabet ... Le directeur d'Avignon
Espanita Cortez Espanita Cortez ... L'impératrice Eugénie
France Descaut France Descaut ... Antonia Fabre
Olivier Hussenot Olivier Hussenot ... Le censeur d'Avignon
Denise Kerny Denise Kerny ... Aglaë âgée
Paul Bonifas ... Le ministre Victor Duruy (as Victor Boniface)
Jacques Emmanuel Jacques Emmanuel ... L'éditeur Charles Delagrave
Pierre Magnier ... Charles Delagrave
Guy Haurey Guy Haurey ... Jules
Andrée Lafayette
Henry Laverne Henry Laverne ... Le maire (as Henri Laverne)
Solange Varenne Solange Varenne ... La deuxième femme
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Storyline

Pierre Fresnay plays the title role of a dedicated man, living in the south of France in the 19th-century and somewhat ahead of his time. Fabre ekes out a meager existence for his huge family as a mathematics instructor who studies insects. Recognition of his work, both in the field of entomology and as it related to man's behavior, came slowly over a 50-year period that showed him that man alone possesses a soul and free will. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

8 September 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Pierre Fresnay in a magnificent human adventure
8 December 2018 | by happytrigger-64-390517See all my reviews

"Monsieur Fabre" is the 50 years story of an entomologist (and his family), constantly studying insects by inventing experiences. Far ahead of its time as a teacher, he is confronted to obsolete classic hierarchy when learning his pupils the flowers sexuality and crushes his hierarchy : in that sequence, Pierre Fresnay surpasses himself. Henri Diamant Berger and Pierre Fresnay succeeded in a brilliant biopic, Fresnay created a great character living a fantastic human adventure. "Monsieur Fabre" deserves recognition.


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