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Le père Chopin (1945)

L'intrigue du Père Chopin met en scène deux hommes d'âge mûr qui dans leur jeunesse ont quitté leur pays natal, la France, dans des circonstances et pour des raisons différentes. [...] Le ... See full summary »


Fyodor Otsep (as Fedor Ozep)


Bella Daniel (scenario), Jean Desprez (dialogue) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Ozeray ... Madeleine Dupont
Marcel Chabrier ... Paul Dupont, le père Chopin
Pierre Durand ... Pierre Dupont
François Rozet François Rozet ... Jacques Dupont
Janine Sutto ... Carmen Dupont
Guy Mauffette ... Roger Dubuisson
Pierre Dagenais Pierre Dagenais ... Guy Dupont
Ginette Letondal ... Ginette Dupont
Albert Duquesne Albert Duquesne
Ovila Légaré ... Le curé
Louis Rolland Louis Rolland ... Pierrot Dupont
Paul Guèvremont
Jeanne Maubourg
Fanny Tremblay
Laurette Campeau Laurette Campeau


L'intrigue du Père Chopin met en scène deux hommes d'âge mûr qui dans leur jeunesse ont quitté leur pays natal, la France, dans des circonstances et pour des raisons différentes. [...] Le premier, Paul Dupont, surnommé "Père Chopin" pour son amour de la musique est une âme d'artiste qui s'est retrouvée dans le bucolique village fictif de Saint-Valentin pour exercer avec modestie la profession de maître de chapelle et de professeur de musique. [...] Son frère, Pierre Dupont, célibataire endurci et homme d'affaires parvenu réside dans un quartier huppé de la métropole - Réalisé deux ans après À la croisée des chemins de Jean-Marie Poitevin, Le père Chopin (titre en France : L'Oncle du Canada) est l'une des premières productions cinématographiques québécoises. Ce drame local, produit par une jeune compagnie Renaissance Films, fondée par un immigrant français. Encouragée par la critique et le public, enchantés de voir enfin des histoires québécoises arriver au grand écran, Renaissance ...

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Release Date:

19 April 1945 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

L'oncle du Canada See more »

Filming Locations:

Chersey, Québec, Canada See more »


Box Office


CAD200,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Renaissance Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Edited into La conquête du grand écran (1996) See more »

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Gotta find me a family (2)
23 October 2015 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

One of the first films produced in Québec ,directed by a Russian directors who worked in France in the thirties ,notably a delirious melodrama ("Amok") with a deadly romantic ending and "La Dame De Pique " from Pouchkine .Madeleine Ozeray was the star of the latter but her little voice was a bit irritating and she 's best remembered for her part of the pure Young girl in Duvivier's masterpiece "La Fin Du Jour".

So here they are again in Canada :the director and his star ;"Le Père Pochin" displays Frank Capra's strong influence ,particularly that of "you can't take it with you" ,a parable of money-can't-buy-happiness. Le Père Pochin lives happily with his children,and his music (shades of "the Trapp family " which became the "sound of music" blockbuster in the mid-sixties ).A millionaire is in search of his family and -you 'd never have guessed it- ,Pochin is none other than his brother.The singing family leaves their humble house for the desirable mansion of the rich uncle.But they soon realize that they are puppets in the hand of the businessman who wants his niece to marry his right-hand man,(whereas she is love with nice Roger)who manages his factories ,and the little brother and sister to go to a boarding-school .

Capraesque denouement ,with pomp and circumstance ,and proof positive (if we were not aware ) that tender hearts in a home sweet home are better than a cold one in a luxury dwelling.QED

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