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Feu Mathias Pascal

Feu Mathias Pascal

A Feature film by Pierre Chenal

Produced by Général Productions

Release in France : 19/02/1937

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Production and distribution (3)

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Mathias Pascal, saddled with a stupid wife and a nagging mother-in-law, leaves home and is extremely lucky at several gambling resorts. He returns home and discovers that a drowned man, fished out of the river, bears an uncanny likeness to him and is being buried by his family as him. This, to him, is a pleasant turn of events and he goes to Rome, where he falls in love with Louise Paleari. Count Papiano, a jealous suitor of Louise's, threatens him with arrest unless he produces credentials to prove his identity.

Source : IMDb


Pierre Chenal initially worked on the screenplay with writer Armand Salacrou but the two men failed to agree on the mood and style envisaged by the director. Chenal engaged instead the distinguished poet and playwright Roger Vitrac. Salacrou's name remained in the credits while Vitrac's appeared only as additional dialogue writer.See more »

Source : IMDb

Full credits (10)

Assistant Director :

Louis Daquin

Producer :

Christian Stengel

Voice :

Claude Marcy

Camera Operator :

André Bac

Editor :

Pierre Chenal

Author of original work :

Luigi Pirandello

Screenwriters :

Pierre Chenal, Armand Salacrou, Roger Vitrac, Christian Stengel

Director of Photography :

Joseph-Louis Mundwiller

Production Manager :

Christian Stengel

Music Composer :

Jacques Ibert

Technical details

Feature film

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Literary adaptation , Drama

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Coproducer countries :

Italy, France

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Nationality :

Majority French (Italy, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 32 min

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Black & White

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