LA VIE D'UN HONNETE HOMME

La vie d'un honnête homme is a French film realized by Sacha Guitry, release in 1952.

♦ Synopsis :

Albert and Alain Ménard-Lacoste are twin brothers. First "succeeded", that is he became a rich and sizeable man, fears of its entourage and leading an infernal life to its family. It is not happy. The second travelled much and saw very modestly. An interview takes place between the two brothers and Alain dies abruptly. Albert endorses his personality and returns at his place. Accomodated like the heir to Albert, it is found quickly in the situation which was his before its "death". Even his wife, acting only by interest, wants to marry it. The family practitioner discovers trickery and Albert leaves to the adventure.

♦ Specification sheet :

  • Title : La vie d'un honnête homme
  • Scenario, Adaptation, Dialogue : Sacha Guitry
  • Production assistant : François Gir
  • Images : Jean Bachelet, assisted of René Ribault
  • Operator : Pierre Bachelet
  • Music : Louiguy, created by Mouloudji
  • Decorations : Aimé Bazin
  • Editing : Raymond Lamy
  • Sound : Tony Leenhardt
  • Perchman : Guy Vilette
  • Make-up : Janine Jarreau
  • Photographer of tray : Jean Klissak
  • Script-girl : Odette Lemarchand
  • General manager : Philippe Senne, assisted of Robert Christidès for the outside state control
  • Shooting from October 29th, till November 15th, 1952
  • Film 35mm, black and white
  • Production : Simon Barstoff Films - General Productions (France)
  • Leader of production : Simon Barstoff, Michel Kagansky
  • Distribution : Corona
  • Poster designer : Clément Hurel
  • First presentation the 18/02/1953
  • Duration : 85mn
  • Genre : Comedy drama

 

♦ Distribution :

  • Michel Simon : Albert and Alain Ménard-Lacoste
  • Louis de Funès : Emile, The servant of Ménard-Lacoste
  • Marguerite Pierry : Madeleine Lacoste, the woman of Albert
  • François Guérin : Pierre Lacoste, the son of Albert and Madeleine
  • Laurence Badie : Juliette Lacoste, the girl of Albert and Madeleine
  • Claude Gensac : Evelyne, the chambermaid of Ménard-Lacoste
  • Léon Walther : Maître Denisot, the solicitor of Ménard-Lacoste
  • Marthe Salbel : Marie, the cook of Ménard-Lacoste
  • Pauline Carton : The boss of the hotel
  • Lana Marconi : The prostitute, nicknamed " the countess "
  • Georges Bever : The taxi driver
  • André Brunot : The doctor Ogier
  • Marcel Perès : The police captain Vincent
  • Max Dejean : The innkeeper
  • Jacques Derives : The doctor of Roubaix
  • Marcel Mouloudji : The singer
  • Christine Vall : The chambermaid of Ménard-Lacoste
  • Jacqueline Gut : The saleswoman
  • Michel Nastorg : René, the mechanic
  • Sacha Guitry : Himself in the credits of the film
  • Louiguy : Himself
  • Roger Poirier : The inspector
  • René Grethen : The inspector
  • Daniel Pierson
  • Jeanne Pierson
  • Anne Rey

♦ Around the film :

  • First cinematographic meeting enters Claude Gensac and Louis de Funès. It will play then more than ten resumptions in company of Louis de Funès, generally interpreting the role of his wife.

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