LE CAPITAINE FRACASSE

Le Capitaine Fracasse is a Franco-Italian film of adventures realized by Pierre Gaspard-Huit in 1960 and release on April 21st, 1961, according to the novel Le Capitaine Fracasse to pieces.

♦ Synopsis :

A ruined baron, Philippe de Sigognac, meet one day a troop of travelling actors whom Hérode directs. Attracted by that which holds the role of the ingenuous one : Isabelle, and by the dynamism and the enthusiasm of her companions, it takes the place of the late poet of the troop. And at the time of the representations, Philippe becomes the Fracasse captain. On her side, Isabelle loves Philippe, but does not want to consider any union, the nobility being lacking to him, it refuses to harm the career of the baron. And a day, the duke of Vallombreuse, allured by Isabelle, is seen caused in duel by Philippe to have touched with the girl. Overcome, it launches its men Fracasse against, then removes Isabelle. The actors throw themselves then to the attack of the castle where it is retained captive. This Vallombreuse time is seriously wounded, and the proper father of the duke, run on the spot, discovers as a Isabelle the girl that it had had formerly with an actress. Nothing any more is opposed from now on to the union of Crashes to pieces and Isabelle, under the tenderized glance of the actors Hérode and Scapin.

♦ Specification sheet :

  • Title : Le Capitaine Fracasse
  • Realization : Pierre Gaspard-Huit
  • Scenario : Accordinf to the novel of Théophile Gautier
  • Adaptation : Pierre Gaspard-Huit, Albert Vidalie
  • Dialogue : Albert Vidalie
  • Production assistants : Jacques Bourdon, Claude Hirn
  • Images : Marcel Grignon
  • Operator : Charles-Henry Montel, assisted of André-Maurice delille and André Marguette
  • Music : Georges Van Parys (Editions Musical Transatlantiques)
  • Decorations : Robert Guisgand, assisted of Jacques Brizzio and Georges Glon
  • Sound : Robert Teisseire-Jalna
  • Perchman : Polydor Pauwels
  • Script-girl : Colette Robin
  • Photographer of tray : Raymond Voinquel
  • Leader make-up man : Alexandre Marcus
  • Hairdresser, hairpieces : Huguette Lalaurette
  • Countable administrator : Pierre Miloux
  • Recorder : Jean Chaye
  • Suits : Mireille Leydet
  • Leader wardrobe master : Ferdinand Junher
  • Editing : Louisette Hautecoeur-Taverna , assisted of Liliane Marchand-Saurel
  • Interior designer : Gabriel Béchir
  • Fights adjusted by the fencing teacher Claude Carliez
  • Film 35mm, Eastmancolor-Dyaliscope
  • Edition in the laboratory Eclair in Epinay-sur-Seine
  • Shooting in the studios Eclair and for the outsides in the castle of Maintenon and the castle of Guermandes
  • Recording Western, studios Marignan, society Mondstophonie
  • Production : Plazza Films, Unidex, Metzer and Woog, Paris Elysées Films, Hoche Production (Paris) - Documento Films (Rome) (franco-italian)
  • Leader of production : Adolphe Osso
  • Director of production : Maurice Saurel
  • Producer's assistant : Gilles Schneider
  • General manager : Jacques Pignier
  • Distribution : Unidex
  • Duration : 105mn
  • Genre : Historic adventures
  • First presentation the April 21st, 1961
  • Visa of exploitation : 24779

 

♦ Distribution :

  • Jean Marais : The baron Philippe De Sigognac, alias "Le capitaine Fracasse"
  • Philippe Noiret : Hérode, the person in charge of the troop of comedians
  • Geneviève Grad : Isabelle, a comedienne of the troop
  • Gérard Barray : The duke of Vallombreuse
  • Robert Pizani : Blazius, the comedian of the troop
  • Danielle Godet : Sérafina, a comedienne of the troop
  • Bernard Dhéran : The knight of Vidalenc
  • Jacques Toja : Léandre, the comedian of the troop
  • Alain Saury : Agostin, the thrower of knives
  • Sacha Pitoeff : Matamore, the comedian of the troop
  • Maurice Teynac : The marquess Edouard Des Bruyères
  • Louis de Funès : Scapin, the comedian of the theatrical company
  • Jean Yonnel : The prince of Moussy
  • Jean Rochefort : Malartic, the swords-man
  • Riccardo Garrone : Lampourde (vf:Roger Rudel)
  • Raoul Billerey : Mérindol, the hired man of the duke
  • René Charvey : Louis XIII
  • Sophie Grimaldi : Zerbine, a comedienne of the troop
  • Joëlle Latour : Chiquita, the partner of Agostin
  • Renée Passeur : Léonarde, the duenna of the troop
  • Anna-Maria Ferrero : The marchioness Des Bruyères (vf:Jacqueline Ferriere)
  • Guy Delorme : The man of the prince of Moussy
  • Paul Mercey : The innkeeper of Poitiers
  • Bernard Lajarrige : The servant of the baron Sigognac
  • Robert Berri : The salesman on the market
  • Rivers-Cadet : The innkeeper of Paris
  • Henri Guégan : The customer of the shanty
  • Franck Maurice : The executioner
  • Laure Paillette : The old lady carrying a bundle of sticks
  • Georges Demas : The hired man of the duke of Valembreuse
  • Paul Préboist : The hired man of the duke of Valembreuse
  • Jacques Préboist : The hired man of the duke of Valembreuse
  • Albert Pilette
  • Georges Sellier
  • Serge Lhorca

♦ Around the film :

  • Seventh adaptation of the novel of Theophilus Gautier and most famous.
  • With a little more than 3 million entries, this film is classified among the 20 first left this year there.
  • The duet Jean Marais - Louis de Funès will turn still together, under the direction of André Hunebelle for the trilogy of Fantômas and which will be their ninth and last collaboration.
  • The scenes turned in wood, were turned in forest of Compiegne during the winter.
  • According to a told anecdote Jean Marais itself, the actors did not have hot clothes to turn and Jean Marais refused to turn the scene or it is drag by a horse. Being irritated against the technicians and the realizer, it turned it because it had caught hot to be irritated…
  • It is about the first feature film of Genevieve Grad.

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