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Johnny Frenchman uses humor to drive home the point that, despite all previous rivalries and hostilties, the French and English should pull together during WW2. Aldwych farceur Tom Walls plays Nat Pomeroy, harbourmaster of a Cornwall fishing village, who is continually outsmarted by clever French fish poacher Lannec Florrie (Francoise Rosay). Pomeroy is further aggravated by the fact that Florrie's son Yan (played by French-Canadian radio favorite Paul Dupuis) is busily romancing Pomeroy's daughter Sue (Patricia Roc). But when the Nazis rear their ugly heads, the Cornish fisherman and the French miscreants band together to thwart the German menace. Many of the cast members of Johnny Frenchman are actual Cornish villagers and members of the Free French resistance movement. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Françoise Rosay
as Lanec Florrie
Tom Walls
as Nat Pomeroy
Patricia Roc
as Sue Pomeroy
Ralph Michael
as Bob Tremayne
Frederick Piper
as Zacky Penrose
Arthur Hambling
as Steve Matthews
Judith Furse
as Jane Matthews
James Harcourt
as Joe Pender
Paul Bonifas
as Jerome
Marcel Poncin
as Theo
Pierre Richard
as Mayor of Lanec
Beatrice Varley
as Mrs. Tremayne
Carroll O'Connor
as Mr. Harper
George Hirste
Richard George
as Charlie West
Vincent Holman
as Truscott
Alfie Bass
as Corporal
Grace Arnold
as Mrs. Matthews
Henri Bollinger
as Alain
Grace Arnold
as Mrs. Matthews
Vincent Holman
as Truscott
Richard George
as Charlie West
Carroll O'Connor
as Mr. Harper
Alfie Bass
as Corporal

Crew

Charles Frend
Director
Michael Balcon
Producer
T.E.B. Clarke
Screenwriter
Roy Kellino
Cinematographer
Clifton Parker
Composer (Music Score)
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