Baratin (1956)

Roger is a street peddler whose spiel used to convince the housewives but his work has grown harder over the years ;besides the gendarmes are watching over the street.His pal , a failed ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Stelli

Writers:

Bruno Coquatrix (production writer), André Hornez (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Nicolas Roger Nicolas ... Roger Brissac
Ginette Baudin Ginette Baudin ... Conchita
Sylvia Lopez ... Patricia (as Tania Karen)
Caroline Cler Caroline Cler ... Une blanchisseuse
Gisèle Fréry Gisèle Fréry ... Une blanchisseuse
Micheline Luccioni ... Une blanchisseuse
Anne-Marie Carrière Anne-Marie Carrière ... Adélaïde
Pauline Carton ... Blondine
Jacques Harden Jacques Harden ... François
Maurice Bénard Maurice Bénard ... Dubois-Dumas
Francis Boyer Francis Boyer
Raymond Ménage Raymond Ménage
Jean Combal Jean Combal
Jo Ricotta Jo Ricotta
Max Pendule Max Pendule
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Roger is a street peddler whose spiel used to convince the housewives but his work has grown harder over the years ;besides the gendarmes are watching over the street.His pal , a failed painter and a womanizer ,says he found a soil where oil gushes forth in the south of France : but he is penny-less. Opportunity knocks: the laundrywomen ,all in love with the painter, have just won the jackpot;and Roger comes first when it comes to giving someone the sales pitch .But he gambles in a casino and loses the precious capital. Written by dbdumonteil

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Musical

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 November 1956 (France) See more »

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Hergi Films See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film is the adaptation of the operetta "Baratin" dating from 1949 in which the composer Henri Betti and the lyricist André Hornez have met their future wife Françoise Engels and Gisèle Fréry who were dancers. See more »

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Baratin
Music by Henri Betti
Lyrics by André Hornez
Sung by Roger Nicolas
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Sales talk
11 October 2019 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Roger Nicolas was a stand -up comic whose death (the day after Presley's) goes unnoticed ,even in France .Director Jean Stelli's claim to fame was his tear-jerker "LE VOILE BLEU" which made the French shed floods of tears in the occupation days .

"Baratin" (=sales talk) is a harmless little comedy ,unambitious but funny (in places).

Roger is a street peddler whose spiel used to convince the housewives but his work has grown harder over the years ;besides the gendarmes (22 is a number they say when the police come)are watching over the street.His pal , a failed painter and a womanizer says he found a soil where oil gushes forth in the south of France but he is pennyless. Opportunity knocks: the laundrywomen ,all in love with the painter, have just won the jackpot on the national lottery;and Roger comes first when it comes to giving someone the sales pitch .

There are good gags:

  • Roger ,convincing the four girls .
-The same , refusing to listen to his conscience by plugging his ears ,before gambling all the money and losing everything. -The depiction of the would be oil well and he future buildings . -His use of the business vocabulary (holding,etc) -The final disappointment which is actually a godsend.

This is based on an operetta,but the ditties are kept to an economical level,fortunatey.

If you do not ask for too much.....


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