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

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Diffusions TV : détail par pays


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

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Feature film

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Majority French (Italy, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 19 min

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