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Coster Bill of Paris (1922)

Crainquebille (original title)
A poor vegetable peddler in Paris runs afoul of the law and finds himself ground up in the cogs of the corrupt French judicial system.

Director:

Jacques Feyder

Writers:

Jacques Feyder, Anatole France (short story: "L'affaire Crainquebille")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maurice de Féraudy ... Jérôme Crainquebille
Félix Oudart Félix Oudart ... L'agent 64
Jean Forest Jean Forest ... La Souris
Marguerite Carré Marguerite Carré ... Mme Laure
Jeanne Cheirel ... Mme Bayard
René Worms René Worms ... M. Lemerle
Charles Mosnier ... Docteur Mathieu
Armand Numès ... Le Président - The Presiding Judge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Françoise Rosay
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Storyline

A poor vegetable peddler in Paris runs afoul of the law and finds himself ground up in the cogs of the corrupt French judicial system.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 October 1923 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Coster Bill of Paris See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2005 restoration)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Banned in Belgium in 1923 on the grounds that it portrays a lack of respect of its laws. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2005, Lobster Films copyrighted a 76-minute restored version of this film, with a music score composed by Antonio Coppola and performed by L'Octuor de France. See more »

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incredible Maurice de Féraudy
8 October 2018 | by happytrigger-64-390517See all my reviews

As I like old french movies in old settings, I had to see "Crainquebille" by Jacques Feyder. And I was deeply surprised, the Feyder direction is great, settings are really from another age, but the most fabulous is Maurice de Féraudy as Crainquebille, he is so natural and touching. The scenes during the trial are outstanding, so much poetry, and many other scenes are wonderfully shot. That "Crainquebille" is a must-see for french cinema lovers.


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