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The Treasure of Cantenac

The Treasure of Cantenac

A Feature film by Sacha Guitry

Produced by B.M.P. Films, Boris Morros Films

Release in France : 06/09/1950

    Synopsis

    Set in a rundown French village where everyone is related to everyone else (sometimes at the expense of chromosomes and brain matter!), the film is a series of vignettes illustrating the foibles of the human condition. The Baron de Cantenac, on the verge of suicide after losing his fortune, decides to take one last journey through the crumbling town. While ambling about, the baron is befriended by the town's oldest citizen, who reveals a royal treasure that he has been jealously guarding for years. The money enables the town to get back on its feet, and also has some very surprising effects on the citizenry.

    Source : allmovie.com

    Actors (30)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    B.M.P. Films, Boris Morros Films

    French distribution :

    Selznick Releasing Organization (SRO)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Télédis

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    Amazingly, this fully realized paean to the recuperative powers of wealth was made on a skin-tight budget, even by French standards. Le Tresor de Cantenac was produced by Boris Morros, the former Hollywood musical director who'd previously produced Laurel & Hardy's Flying Deuces and Fred Astaire's Second Chorus, and who soon would figure in a real-life espionage adventure.

    Source : allmovie.com

    Full credits (12)

    Assistant Director :

    François Gir

    Dialogue Writer :

    Sacha Guitry

    Screenwriter :

    Sacha Guitry

    Sound Recordist :

    André Louis

    Editor :

    Gabriel Rongier

    Production Designer :

    René Renoux

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Sacha Guitry

    Producers :

    Pierre Médioni, Boris Morros

    Director of Photography :

    Noël Ramettre

    Production Manager :

    François Carron

    Continuity supervisor :

    Madeleine Lefèvre

    Music Composer :

    Louiguy

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1950

    French release :

    06/09/1950

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    9183

    Visa issue date :

    11/05/1950

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono