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The Army Game


Jean Lerat de la Grignotière is as full of himself as his name is long. Heeding (somewhat reluctantly to be true) the call of the Motherland he goes to the barracks where he is to accomplish his military duty. Posted to Corporal Bourrache's platoon he is surprised to meet there...Joseph, his own servant. Making blunder after blunder Jean gets hazed by his comrades and punished by his officers while Joseph's adaptation to military life is as smooth as can be. All this does not prevent the young snob from courting Catherine, the colonel's daughter, not very successfully at the beginning. Things start shaping better when he accepts to play a part in "Tire-au-flanc", Mouëzy-Eon's famed comedy. Interpreting the servant while Joseph plays his master, the successful beginner at long last becomes popular among the other soldiers and gets Catherine's hand as a bonus.

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Actors (29)

Production and distribution (2)


Full credits (15)

Executive Producers :

François Truffaut, Ignace Morgenstern, Marcel Berbert

Adaptation :

François Truffaut, Claude de Givray

Authors of original work :

André Mouëzy-Éon, André Sylvane

Screenwriters :

François Truffaut, Claude de Givray

Assistant Operator :

Claude Beausoleil

Production Manager :

Marcel Berbert

Continuity supervisor :

Suzanne Schiffman

Location Manager :

Serge Komor

Assistant directors :

Robert Lachenay, Georges Pellegrin, Michel Varesano

Dialogue Writers :

François Truffaut, Claude de Givray

Producer :

François Truffaut

Director of Photography :

Raoul Coutard

Camera Operator :

Jean Charvein

Editor :

Claudine Bouché

Music Composers :

Ricet Barrier, Jean-Michel Defaye

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 27 min

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