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The Virtuous Scoundrel

The Virtuous Scoundrel

A Feature film by Sacha Guitry

Produced by Général Productions, S.B. Films

Release in France : 18/02/1953

    Synopsis

    Secretly, the wealthy and industrious Albert has always envied his carefree brother's lifestyle. When his brother dies, Albert takes his sibling's place, experiencing true happiness for the first time in his life. Despite Albert's duplicity, the film's title is still appropriate: Guitry argues that it's possible to lie to the world so long as you're honest with yourself.

    Actors (23)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Général Productions, S.B. Films

    French distribution :

    Hoche Distribution

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Editions René Château

    Subject

    La Vie d'un Honnête Homme was the sole 1953 contribution from indefatigable French filmmaker Sacha Guitry, who scripted and directed. Surprisingly, Guitry does not play the film's titular "honest man." Michel Simon essays that role -- or rather, "roles," since Simon plays twin brothers, ant-and-grasshopper types.

    Full credits (13)

    Assistant Director :

    François Gir

    Screenwriter :

    Sacha Guitry

    Sound Recordist :

    Tony Leenhardt

    Production Manager :

    Simon Barstoff

    Continuity supervisor :

    Odette Lemarchand

    Narrator :

    Sacha Guitry

    Location Manager :

    Philippe Senne

    Producer :

    Simon Barstoff

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Bachelet

    Sound Assistant :

    Guy Villette

    Editor :

    Raymond Lamy

    Music Composer :

    Louiguy

    Still Photographer :

    Jean Klissak

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1953

    French release :

    18/02/1953

    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    13413

    Visa issue date :

    13/02/1953

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono