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His Greatest Role

His Greatest Role

A Feature film by Jean Boyer

Produced by France Cinéma Productions, Chronos Films

Release in France : 24/05/1957

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Actors (48)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producers :

France Cinéma Productions, Chronos Films

Foreign production company :

Rizzoli Film

French distribution :


Associate producer :

Union Cinématographique Lyonnaise (UCIL)

Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 International

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Sénéchal, an actor touring the provinces with the "Tournées Carlini" does not meet the success he thinks he deserves. One night in Dreux, he finds himself without his luggage and dressed up as a Foreign Legion officer, he is invited to a party thrown by a colonel. He creates a sensation there and does not leave the colonel's wife ... indifferent! Back in Paris, Sénéchal goes through a similar experience. This time around, wearing tuxedo and top hat, he gets mistaken for a diplomat and charms the guests of a wedding party. Arrested by the police, he chooses to do without an attorney at his trial and his brilliant eloquence has him acquitted. A question remains unanswered though : will all those people who give an ovation in real life ever go to see him on stage ?

Source : IMDb

Full credits (17)

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Jean-Jacques Rouff, Jean Boyer, Jean Manse

Producers :

Roger Debelmas, Marcel Roux

Director of Photography :

Charles Suin

Sound Assistant :

Urbain Loiseau

Camera Operator :

Marcel Franchi

Editor :

Jacques Desagneaux

Production Designer :

Robert Giordani

Music Composer :

Paul Misraki

Location managers :

Georges Testard, Louis Manella

Dialogue Writer :

Serge Veber

Screenwriter :

Jean-Jacques Rouff

Sound Recordist :

Pierre-Henri Goumy

Assistant Operator :

Jean Castagnier

Production managers :

Julien Rivière, Roger Debelmas

Continuity supervisor :

Francine Corteggiani

Art directors :

Jean Mandaroux, Jacques D'Ovidio

Still Photographer :

Gaston Thonnart

Technical details

Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

Italy, France

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Majority French (Italy, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 35 min

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Black & White

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