The Magnificent Tramp

The Magnificent Tramp

A Feature film by Gilles Grangier

Produced by Filmsonor Marceau, Intermondia films

Release in France : 21/08/1959

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Actors (52)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive producers :

Filmsonor Marceau, Intermondia films

Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 International

Foreign production company :

Pretoria Film

French distribution :

Cinédis

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country

Synopsis

Archimède is a tramp like no other.  Contrary to what you might expect, he enjoys the finer things in life – fine wine, a good meal and a cosy place to put down his head.  Whilst his current home – a room in an apartment block under development – has served him well during the summer, it will be uncomfortable during the cold winter ahead.  So he has two options: either he gets himself arrested so he can spend the winter months in jail, or he can go and rough it in the South of France.  He decides on the former option, mainly because the food is more to his palate.  However, smashing up a bar only earns him a week in prison.  His sentence served, he vows to return…

Full credits (16)

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Michel Audiard

Original idea :

Jean Gabin

Director of Photography :

Louis Page

Camera operator :

Henri Tiquet

Editor :

Jacqueline Thiedot

Continuity supervisor :

Martine Guillou

Art Director :

Jacques Saulnier

Still Photographer :

Marcel Dolé

Producer :

Jean-Paul Guibert

Screenwriters :

Michel Audiard, Albert Valentin, Gilles Grangier

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Calvet

Production Manager :

Claude Hauser

Assistant editor :

Colette Charbonneau

Production Designer :

Jacques Colombier

Music Composer :

Jean Prodomidès

Location Manager :

Eric Geiger

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Production language :

French

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

Majority French (Italy, France)

Production year :

1958

French release :

21/08/1959

Runtime :

1 h 19 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

21352

Visa issue date :

02/04/1959

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Black & White

Aspect ratio :

1.66

Audio format :

Mono

Posters (1)

Director

Festival Selections

Berlin International Film Festival - 1959

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1959)

Selection

Official Competition

Awards

Berlin International Film Festival - 1959

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1959)

Awards

Silver Bear for Best Actor : Jean Gabin