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Ils étaient 5

Ils étaient 5

A Feature film by Jack Pinoteau

Produced by Sud Films, Jeannic Films

Release in France : 23/01/1952

    Synopsis

    Now that the world conflict is over, five inseparable wartime buddies swear eternal friendship now to each other. But there's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip. Jean becomes a postman, Marcel a boxer, Roger an actor, André a student and Philippe remains what he has always been, a young man of good social standing. Roger, who can't find any role, is introduced through his singer sister Valérie, to Frédo, a shady nightclub owner.Roger soon becomes one of Frédo's henchmen. To make matters worse, he swipes Jean's fiancée, Simone. Marcel, who loses fight after fight, ends up joining Fredo's gang as well. André, who wanted to redeem the faults of his father during the Occupation, gets killed in the Indochina war. Marcel is shot down while taking part in a robbery. In her turn, Valérie is bumped off by an accomplice of Fredo and Roger is sent to jail... Later on, as Roger is about to be released, Roger and Philippe wait for him in front of the prison. Will they be able to revive their lost friendship?

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (19)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producers :

    Sud Films, Jeannic Films

    Full credits (16)

    Assistant Director :

    Claude Pinoteau

    Dialogue Writer :

    Pierre Laroche

    Screenwriter :

    Michel Jourdan

    Sound Recordist :

    Antoine Petitjean

    Camera Operator :

    André Dumaitre

    Editor :

    Marguerite Beaugé

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Colombier

    Still Photographer :

    Robert Joffres

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Pierre Laroche

    Producer :

    Robert Jallès

    Director of Photography :

    Jacques Lemare

    Sound Assistant :

    Jacques Maumont

    Production Manager :

    Jean Velter

    Continuity supervisor :

    Paule Converset

    Music Composer :

    Georges Van Parys

    Location Manager :

    Roger Rogelys

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Friendship

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1951

    French release :

    23/01/1952

    Runtime :

    1 h 29 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    11214

    Visa issue date :

    05/09/1951

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono