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Tartarin de Tarascon (1962)

Tartarin lives in Tarascon, a small southern town, among his friends who, like him, adore hunting parties.


Francis Blanche


Cast overview, first billed only:
Francis Blanche ... Antoine Tartarin
Alfred Adam Alfred Adam ... Prince Gregori de Montenegro
Jacqueline Maillan ... Mme Bézuquet
Michel Galabru ... Barbassou
Annick Tanguy Annick Tanguy ... Baja (as Anick Tanguy)
Hubert Deschamps ... Ladévèze
Camille Guérini Camille Guérini ... Victor Bombonnel
Gaston Orbal Gaston Orbal ... Bravida (as Orbal)
Paul Préboist ... Costecade
Michel Emer Michel Emer ... Le pianiste
Maryse Paillet Maryse Paillet ... Berthe Fracca (as Marise Paillet)
Alain Bouvette Alain Bouvette ... Fracca
Joe Sentieri Joe Sentieri ... Le chanteur dans le wagon du train (as Joë Sentieri)
Sandra Sandra ... La chanteuse à la télévision
Robert Porte Robert Porte ... Bézuquet




Tartarin lives in Tarascon, a small southern town, among his friends who, like him, adore hunting parties.

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Very funny
10 February 2015 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

That's the only film directed by Francis Blanche. It was not a success in the result among audiences, so Blanche did not continue in directing. This movie is an adaptation from Alphonse Daudet's novel. Tha tale of a fake hero, a silly dude pretending of being himself a great hunter, an icon, a myth for its fellow citizens of where he lives, in Tarascon, France. So he decides to travel to Atlas mountains, hunting THE lion. But it appears that there is no more lion here. And all long this amusing feature, the audiences have confirmation that our lead is really a total prick, the perfect ass hole. The message of the film is also a savage criticism against colonialism, and a brilliant tale speaking of human behaviour. Francis Blanche is here at his peak. I feel sorry that this film was not a success.

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23 November 1962 (France) See more »

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