Face to the Wind (1950)

Plus de vacances pour le Bon Dieu (original title)
Montmartre in the summertime. A group of street urchins idles outside while the other kids of the neighborhood are away on holiday.To keep the gang busy, Pivolo, their leader, has an idea :... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Vernay

Writers:

Paul Armont (play), Lil Boël (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Pierre Larquey ... Le père Antoine
Roland Armontel ... Michel Angel
Laurence Aubray Laurence Aubray ... Mademoiselle Hélène, l'assistante sociale
Antoine Balpêtré ... L'inspecteur de police
Maximilienne Maximilienne ... La tante Faguet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arlette Accart Arlette Accart
René Alié René Alié ... Le chauffeur
Sabine André Sabine André ... La mère de Pierrot
Jean-François Bailly Jean-François Bailly
Paul Barge Paul Barge ... Le monsieur irascible
Charles Bayard Charles Bayard
Jean Berton Jean Berton ... Le père de Jules
Léon Berton Léon Berton ... L'attorney
Jacqueline Carlier Jacqueline Carlier ... Une ménagère
Marcel Charvey Marcel Charvey
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Montmartre in the summertime. A group of street urchins idles outside while the other kids of the neighborhood are away on holiday.To keep the gang busy, Pivolo, their leader, has an idea : they are going to kidnap Aunt Faguet's doggy. Just for the fun of it. A few days pass after the crime is accomplished and one of them suddenly realizes that a reward is being offered by the aunt to anyone who would bring her her pet back. Mademoiselle Hélène, the kind-hearted social worker, does it for them and gives them the reward money, which is instantly exchanged for lollipops, nougat and merry-go-round and cinema tickets. So, why not continue? That's what they do, abducting several dogs, until they realize they are becoming ... too rich! They can't buy themselves luxurious gifts or else their parents are bound to suspect something. Instead, they decide to do good by helping poor people around them. One day, Pierrot, a member of the gang, gets run down by a cyclist and becomes blind. Only a ... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 April 1950 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Face to the Wind See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Although meant for a young public, this film was banned for viewers under 16 by the Ministry of Information. A referendum was organized to ask the viewers' advice. 85% voted against the prohibition. See more »

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