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The Virtuous Bigamist

The Virtuous Bigamist

A Feature film by Mario Soldati

Produced by Cité Films

Release in France : 20/02/1957

    Synopsis

    Provence, somewhere in the 1950's. Paul Verdier, a traveling salesman, leaves his home and his quarrelsome wife for his weekly round. On the train he meets a young woman, Marie, who looks a little lost. No wonder. Marie is pregnant but lacks the customary husband. She's returning to her village but is not exactly looking forward to the confrontation with her parents and the villagers, all pretty conservative people. After getting to know Paul a little better (for which there is ample time during the trip by train and bus) Marie decides to ask Paul to act as her husband, just to allay the suspicions of her family. After some hesitating Paul accepts, charmed by the girl and unaware of the complications such is bound to cause to his own life.

    Actors (21)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Cité Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

    Foreign production company :

    Produzione Film Giuseppe Amato

    French distribution :

    Columbia France

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producer :

    Jacques Bar

    Screenwriters :

    Cesare Zavattini, Aldo de Benedetti, Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon, Piero Tellini

    Director of Photography :

    Nicolas Hayer

    Sound Assistant :

    Maurice Dagonneau

    Editor :

    Christian Gaudin

    Music Composer :

    Paul Misraki

    Location Manager :

    Louis Manella

    Assistant Director :

    Jean Bastia

    Foreign Producer :

    Giuseppe Amato

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Calvet

    Production Manager :

    Walter Rupp

    Production Designers :

    Robert Giordani, Jean Mandaroux

    Still Photographer :

    Gaston Thonnart

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unspecified

    Production year :

    1956

    French release :

    20/02/1957

    Runtime :

    1 h 37 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    18115

    Visa issue date :

    21/09/1956

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono