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His Greatest Role

His Greatest Role

A Feature film by Jean Boyer

Produced by France Cinéma Productions, Chronos Films

Release in France : 24/05/1957


    Sénéchal, an actor touring the provinces with the "Tournées Carlini" does not meet the success he thinks he deserves. One night in Dreux, he finds himself without his luggage and dressed up as a Foreign Legion officer, he is invited to a party thrown by a colonel. He creates a sensation there and does not leave the colonel's wife ... indifferent! Back in Paris, Sénéchal goes through a similar experience. This time around, wearing tuxedo and top hat, he gets mistaken for a diplomat and charms the guests of a wedding party. Arrested by the police, he chooses to do without an attorney at his trial and his brilliant eloquence has him acquitted. A question remains unanswered though : will all those people who give an ovation in real life ever go to see him on stage ?

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    Actors (48)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    France Cinéma Productions, Chronos Films

    Foreign production company :

    Rizzoli Film

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    Full credits (17)

    Adaptation :

    Jean-Jacques Rouff, Jean Boyer, Jean Manse

    Producers :

    Roger Debelmas, Marcel Roux

    Screenwriter :

    Jean-Jacques Rouff

    Sound Assistant :

    Urbain Loiseau

    Camera Operator :

    Marcel Franchi

    Editor :

    Jacques Desagneaux

    Production Designer :

    Robert Giordani

    Music Composer :

    Paul Misraki

    Location managers :

    Georges Testard, Louis Manella

    Dialogue Writer :

    Serge Veber

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre-Henri Goumy

    Director of Photography :

    Charles Suin

    Assistant Operator :

    Jean Castagnier

    Production managers :

    Julien Rivière, Roger Debelmas

    Continuity supervisor :

    Francine Corteggiani

    Art directors :

    Jean Mandaroux, Jacques D'Ovidio

    Still Photographer :

    Gaston Thonnart

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

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    Majority French (Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

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    Black & White

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