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A Feature film by Julien Duvivier

Produced by Le Film d'Art (Vandal et Delac)

Release in France : 02/11/1932

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Actors (9)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Le Film d'Art (Vandal et Delac)

French distributors :

Panthéon Distribution, Pathé-Natan

Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 International

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Adapted from various stories by Jules Renard, Poil de Carotte (The Red Head) is the poetically related tale of a delicate domestic situation. Robert Lynen plays the young son of Catherine Fourtenay. Fourtenay's husband Harry Baur knows that Lynen is not his son, but remains married for appearances' sake. Baur remains aloof and distant until he discovers the cruelties heaped upon Lynen by his resentful mother. Foster father and son develop a respect and friendship for one another that finally deepens into love. A remake of a 1925 film of the same name (also directed by Julien Duvivier), Poil de Carotte which made a star out of its juvenile lead Robert Lynen, whose genuine red head needed no touching up by the makeup men; sadly, Lynen was killed while fighting with the Resistance during World War II.

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Full credits (9)

Assistant Director :

Ary Sadoul

Producers :

Charles Delac, Marcel Vandal

Sound recordists :

Roger Handjian, Lucy Sarrazin

Production Designer :

Lucien Aguettand

Location Manager :

Jean-Paul Dreyfus

Author of original work :

Jules Renard

Director of Photography :

Armand Thirard

Editors :

Jean Feyte, Marthe Poncin

Music Composer :

Alexandre Tansman

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 25 min

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Black & White

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2008

Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2008)


Official International Selection