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La Joyeuse Prison

La Joyeuse Prison

A Feature film by André Berthomieu, Lucien Masson

Produced by Les Films de l'Abeille, Sirius

Release in France : 29/06/1956

    Synopsis

    Benoit, the head guard of Clouville Prison, prefers to be liked than feared. This basic principle transforms the jail-house into a joyful prison, where all the inmates live amicably together. Among them, various colorful characters : a farmer, a poacher, a distiller, a forger, two pickpockets, a safe-cracker, a gangster and... a good-looking guy who pleases Rosette, Benoit's daughter, well. But too much leniency takes its toll : after Vauclin, the gangster, manages to escape and a complaint is filed against "the deplorable disorder reigning in the joyful prison", Benoit is given early retirement. He will know how to take advantage of his new status live a joyful life with his wife, his daughter and André, his son in law, in fact the nice-looking young prisoner who, in the meantime, has been cleared of all charges.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (31)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films de l'Abeille, Sirius

    French distribution :

    Sirius

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Films

    Full credits (11)

    Adaptation :

    Paul Vanderberghe, André Berthomieu

    Producer :

    Jules Desurmont

    Director of Photography :

    Georges Million

    Editor :

    Gilbert Natot

    Music Composer :

    Henri Betti

    Location Manager :

    Michel Bonnay

    Dialogue Writer :

    Paul Vandenberghe

    Screenwriter :

    Pierre François

    Sound recordists :

    Lucien Lacharmoise, Robert Teisseire

    Production Designer :

    Raymond Negre

    Still Photographer :

    Marcel Dolé

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1956

    French release :

    29/06/1956

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    18108

    Visa issue date :

    22/06/1956

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono