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The Pretty Miller Girl (1949)

La belle meunière (original title)
Franz Schubert retired from Vienna in country for musical writing. He draws his inspiration from a romance with the watermiller's daughter. An operetta in the fifties Vienna style. This is ... See full summary »

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Marcel Pagnol

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Marcel Pagnol
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tino Rossi ... Franz Schubert
Jacqueline Pagnol ... Brigitte - Watermiller's Daughter
Raoul Marco ... Maître Guillaume
Lilia Vetti Lilia Vetti ... La comtesse
Raphaël Patorni Raphaël Patorni ... Le comte Christian
Emma Lyonel Emma Lyonel ... La baronne
Suzanne Desprès ... La lavandière (as Suzanne Després)
Roger Monteaux Roger Monteaux ... (as Roger Montaux)
Christian Bertola Christian Bertola
Jean-Paul Coquelin Jean-Paul Coquelin ... (as Jean Paul Coquelin)
Pierrette Rossi Pierrette Rossi ... La camériste
Gustave Hamilton Gustave Hamilton ... (as Hamilton)
Edouard Hemme Edouard Hemme ... (as Ed. Hemme)
Jules Dorpe Jules Dorpe
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Franz Schubert retired from Vienna in country for musical writing. He draws his inspiration from a romance with the watermiller's daughter. An operetta in the fifties Vienna style. This is the only movie from Marcel Pagnol in color and the only movie in rouxcolor, a French experimental process derivated from the agfacolor German process. Written by Daniel Emmanuel <Emmanuel.Daniel@enst-bretagne.fr>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 November 1949 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Die schöne Müllerin See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Rouxcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first feature photographed in the Rouxcolor process. See more »

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"Premier film tourné avec le procédé français Rouxcolor" (First film shot with the French process Rouxcolor) See more »

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Featured in Les trésors de Marcel Pagnol (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Le tilleul
Music by Franz Schubert
Lyrics by Wilhelm Müller
Arrangements by Tony Aubin
Performed by Tino Rossi
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As the miller told his tale....
7 October 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

...the viewer's face turned a whiter shade of pale! The first film using the Rouxcolor process(and also the last),the film was made to fight against American color movies which could attract the French audience to the detriment of their local production.Today the film has lost most of its pristine charm:it looks like another color movie ,where the colors are not that beautiful,although it's much better than the faded gevacolor of Christian-Jaque's "Barbe -Bleue" (1951)

"La Belle Meunière is an (imaginary,without a doubt) moment in the life of Franz Schubert portrayed by singer Tino Rossi.If you do not like this kind of singer,take to your heels :in the first part,he sings every five minutes;he even sings when the miller and his daughter are talking!

What's bred in the bone comes out in the flesh:although it takes place abroad,the characters and the story look like ... a Pagnol story .All that the miller needs is a Provençal accent.Although wearing a horrible wig with big braids -to get the Teutonic look-,Pagnol's wife ,Jacqueline is another Pagnolesque heroine: the baron in his castle wants her to be his mistress and he paints in glowing colors what she stands to gain from taking this position!Of course Pagnol (and Schubert) does not approve of such a dishonor,but it's nevertheless the only movie by the director where the moral is not intact in the end.Brigitte is another soon-to-be "Angèle"

Schubert spends some time in a mill.Just like Alphonse Daudet in Pagnol's swansong "Lettres de Mon Moulin".As for the music ,just compare with Abel Gance's "Un Grand Amour De Beethoven"!


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