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Chicken Feed for Little Birds

Chicken Feed for Little Birds

A Feature film by Marcel Carné

Produced by CICC Films Borderie

Release in France : 15/02/1963


    Monsieur Armand appears to be a respectable man and is the owner of a large house in Paris.  He is in fact a gangster who bought the house with money from a hold-up a few years back.  He keeps the rest of the money hidden in a room full of birds and rents out the other rooms to various tenants. Mademoiselle Lucie works in a cabaret.  She loves money, which she obtains by playing the part of mistress to Louis the butcher.  The money that Louis gives her soon finds its way to her other lover, an Italian who is too lazy to work.  Meanwhile, Louis’s wife Antoinette has her eye on his money, which she needs to buy a guitar for Jojo, the young man who works for Louis and to whom she is obviously attracted.  Finally, there is is Mademoiselle Pain, an old woman in a wheelchair who pretends she cannot walk and makes up stories about money she has hidden somewhere in the house.  When Mlle Pain dies, the police are suspicious and pay more than one visit to M. Armand...
    © Willems Henri (Brussels, Belgium)

    Actors (25)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    CICC Films Borderie

    Foreign production company :

    Variety Film

    French distribution :

    SN Prodis

    Associate producer :

    Champs-Élysées Production

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    Full credits (19)

    Assistant Director :

    Jacques Corbel

    Author of original work :

    Albert Simonin

    Screenwriters :

    Marcel Carné, Jacques Sigurd

    Sound Recordist :

    William-Robert Sivel

    Camera Operator :

    Gilbert Chain

    Editor :

    Albert Jurgenson

    Continuity supervisor :

    Colette Robin

    Music Composers :

    Charles Aznavour, Georges Garvarentz

    Costume designer :

    Antoine Mayo

    Location manager :

    Margot Capelier

    Dialogue Writer :

    Jacques Sigurd

    Producers :

    Raymond Borderie, Jules Borkon

    Director of Photography :

    Jacques Natteau

    Assistant Operator :

    Max Lechevallier

    Production Manager :

    Pierre Laurent

    Assistant editor :

    Janine Oudoul

    Art Director :

    Jean-Jacques Caziot

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Saulnier

    Still Photographer :

    Walter Limot

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 47 min

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    Color type :

    Black & White

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