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The Magnificent Tramp

The Magnificent Tramp

A Feature film by Gilles Grangier

Produced by Filmsonor Marceau, Intermondia Films

Release in France : 21/08/1959

    Synopsis

    Archimède is a tramp like no other.  Contrary to what you might expect, he enjoys the finer things in life – fine wine, a good meal and a cosy place to put down his head.  Whilst his current home – a room in an apartment block under development – has served him well during the summer, it will be uncomfortable during the cold winter ahead.  So he has two options: either he gets himself arrested so he can spend the winter months in jail, or he can go and rough it in the South of France.  He decides on the former option, mainly because the food is more to his palate.  However, smashing up a bar only earns him a week in prison.  His sentence served, he vows to return…

    Actors (52)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Filmsonor Marceau, Intermondia Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio (ex-TF1 International)

    Foreign production company :

    Pretoria Film

    French distribution :

    Cinédis

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (16)

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Michel Audiard

    Original idea :

    Jean Gabin

    Director of Photography :

    Louis Page

    Camera Operator :

    Henri Tiquet

    Editor :

    Jacqueline Thiedot

    Continuity supervisor :

    Martine Guillou

    Art Director :

    Jacques Saulnier

    Still Photographer :

    Marcel Dolé

    Producer :

    Jean-Paul Guibert

    Screenwriters :

    Michel Audiard, Albert Valentin, Gilles Grangier

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Calvet

    Production Manager :

    Claude Hauser

    Assistant editor :

    Colette Charbonneau

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Colombier

    Music Composer :

    Jean Prodomidès

    Location Manager :

    Eric Geiger

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Italy, France)

    Production year :

    1958

    French release :

    21/08/1959

    Runtime :

    1 h 19 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    21352

    Visa issue date :

    02/04/1959

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1959

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1959)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards

    Berlin International Film Festival - 1959

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1959)

    Awards

    Silver Bear for Best Actor : Jean Gabin