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The Crackpots / Crazy Show

The Crackpots / Crazy Show

A Feature film by Robert Dhéry

Produced by Cité Films, Fides, Stella Films

Release in France : 16/12/1949

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Actors (40)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Cité Films, Fides, Stella Films

French distribution :

Les Films Fernand Rivers

Film exports/foreign sales :

Roissy Films

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The French Branquignol is a plotless, shapeless musicomedy revue in the tradition of "Hellzapoppin." The story, such as it is, concerns a theatrical troupe's efforts to stage a charity show. This plot peg is merely an excuse to present the "Branquinol" company at their most zany and uninhibited. The show has more of a satirical edge than one might expect, with certain theatrical cliches given the once-over in uproarious fashion (in this, the film resembles the Forbidden Broadway stage revues of the 1980s and 1990s).

Full credits (10)

Dialogue Writer :

Robert Dhéry

Producers :

Jacques Bar, Henri Diamant-Berger

Director of Photography :

Jean Bourgoin

Editor :

Christian Gaudin

Music Composer :

Gérard Calvi

Author of original work :

Robert Dhéry

Screenwriter :

Robert Dhéry

Sound Recordist :

René Longuet

Production Designer :

Roger Briaucourt

Costume designer :

Jean Zay

Technical details

Feature film

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Comedy, Burlesque comedy

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 37 min

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Black & White

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