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Cigalon

Cigalon

A Feature film by Marcel Pagnol

Produced by Les Films Marcel Pagnol

Release in France : 11/12/1935

    Synopsis

    A reputed chef, Cigalon, opens a restaurant in a small village in Provence.  Proud of his past culinary achievements, he makes no effort to attract local customers, who lack the refinement to appreciate his cuisine.   A former laundry woman, Madame Toffi, then opens a restaurant, next door to Cigalon’s.   Whilst Cigalon’s restaurant remains empty, Madame Toffi’s is always busy.  Annoyed by this competition, Cigalon offers Madame Toffi a proposal of marriage, so that he can take over her restaurant.  When she turns him down, he declares war and resorts to under-hand tactics to put off her customers.   Cigalon diverts a well-dressed man into his restaurant and feeds him like a king.  When it comes to paying the bill, the man says he has no money.  To avoid a scandal, Cigalon is compelled not to press charges against him - an act of generosity which so impresses Madame Toffi that she agrees to marry him.

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Marcel Pagnol

    French distribution :

    Les Films Marcel Pagnol

    Full credits (9)

    Assistant Director :

    Marcel Lavoignat

    Producer :

    Marcel Pagnol

    Director of Photography :

    Albert Assouad

    Production Manager :

    René Pagnol

    Music Composer :

    Vincent Scotto

    Dialogue Writers :

    Marcel Pagnol, Vincent Scotto

    Screenwriter :

    Marcel Pagnol

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean Lecoq

    Editor :

    Suzanne De Troeye

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1935

    French release :

    11/12/1935

    Runtime :

    1 h 13 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    517

    Visa issue date :

    30/10/1939

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono