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Le Boulanger de Valorgue Details

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Fernandel plays the Raimu-like title character in Le Boulanger de Valorgue (The Baker of Valorgue). A young girl (Pierette Bruno) deposits a baby at baker Fernandel's doorstep, insisting that the child's father is the baker's own son, who is currently in the army. Despite his pronounced lack of patience, the baker dutifully hunkers down to the responsibilities of parenthood. The plot then segues into a labor-management clash and a community-dividing strike. Director Henri Verneuil offers a sharp, witty slant on small-town pretensions. Though Fernandel carries the ball comically, he is given a run for his money by scene-stealer Ardisson, cast as the dimwitted village postman. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Fernandel
as Felisen
Georges Chamarat
Jean Gaven
as Priest
Henri Vilbert
as Mayor

Crew

Henri Verneuil
Director
Nino Rota
Composer (Music Score)
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