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The Treasure of Cantenac

The Treasure of Cantenac

A Feature film by Sacha Guitry

Produced by B.M.P. Films, Boris Morros Films

Release in France : 06/09/1950


    Set in a rundown French village where everyone is related to everyone else (sometimes at the expense of chromosomes and brain matter!), the film is a series of vignettes illustrating the foibles of the human condition. The Baron de Cantenac, on the verge of suicide after losing his fortune, decides to take one last journey through the crumbling town. While ambling about, the baron is befriended by the town's oldest citizen, who reveals a royal treasure that he has been jealously guarding for years. The money enables the town to get back on its feet, and also has some very surprising effects on the citizenry.

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    Actors (30)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    B.M.P. Films, Boris Morros Films

    French distribution :

    Selznick Releasing Organization (SRO)

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    Amazingly, this fully realized paean to the recuperative powers of wealth was made on a skin-tight budget, even by French standards. Le Tresor de Cantenac was produced by Boris Morros, the former Hollywood musical director who'd previously produced Laurel & Hardy's Flying Deuces and Fred Astaire's Second Chorus, and who soon would figure in a real-life espionage adventure.

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    Full credits (12)

    Assistant Director :

    François Gir

    Dialogue Writer :

    Sacha Guitry

    Screenwriter :

    Sacha Guitry

    Sound Recordist :

    André Louis

    Editor :

    Gabriel Rongier

    Production Designer :

    René Renoux

    Adaptation :

    Sacha Guitry

    Producers :

    Pierre Médioni, Boris Morros

    Director of Photography :

    Noël Ramettre

    Production Manager :

    François Carron

    Continuity supervisor :

    Madeleine Lefèvre

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    Feature film

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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

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    Black & White

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