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A Feature film by André Berthomieu

Produced by Les Etablissements Jacques Haïk

Release in France : 18/12/1931


    Coquecigrole was adapted from a novel by Alfred Machard. Max Dearly stars as a washed-up stage actor who unofficially adopts a young orphan girl nicknamed Coquecigrole (Daniele Darrieux, in her second film appearance). Working "between engagements" as a waiter, the old actor becomes friendly with Tulipe (Raymond Galle), a young dishwasher with theatrical ambitions. Dearly raises enough funds to stage a revue, starring Coquecigrole and Tulipe, who of course fall in love with each other. Things take a dark turn when the girl's natural father appears out of nowhere to claim his parental rights. Poor Coquecigrole is snubbed by her "real" family, forcing her father to realize that she'd be better off with her old friends. Things end on a triumphant note when the reunited Coquecigrole and Tulipe are married, with their old mentor beaming happily from the sidelines. That is, things should end here: instead, the producers insist upon dragging in a comic coda, wherein Max Dearly is seen playing nursemaid to the couple's troublesome baby.

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    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (2)

    French distribution :

    Les Etablissements Jacques Haïk

    Full credits (9)

    Assistant Director :

    Michel Bernheim

    Dialogue Writer :

    Alfred Machard

    Directors of Photography :

    Armand Thirard, Jean Isnard

    Editor :

    Jacques Desagneaux

    Music Composers :

    Marcel Pollet, M. Dillard

    Adaptation :

    Alfred Machard

    Screenwriter :

    André Berthomieu

    Sound recordists :

    A. Fevrier, Henri Charolais

    Production Designer :

    Jean D'Eaubonne

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    Feature film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 38 min

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    Black & White

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