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Dawn Over France (1935)

Gaspard de Besse (original title)
"Gaspard De Besse" is a Robin Hood's French brother,a friend to the poor.

Director:

André Hugon

Writers:

Jean Aicard (novel), Carlo Rim (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raimu ... Samplan
Antonin Berval Antonin Berval ... Gaspard
Nicole Vattier Nicole Vattier ... Thérèse
Milly Mathis Milly Mathis ... Toinon
Antoine Balpêtré ... Cabasse
Jacqueline Laurent ... La fille du geôlier (as Jacqueline Sylvère)
Janine Borelli Janine Borelli ... La voyageuse
Robert Vattier ... La Griffe
Pierre Feuillère Pierre Feuillère ... Séraphin Cocarel
Frédéric Mariotti Frédéric Mariotti ... Morillon
Pierre Juvenet Pierre Juvenet ... Le juge des Saquetes
Paul Amiot Paul Amiot ... Le juge Cocarel
Lucien Brulé Lucien Brulé ... Le président Marin
Armand Larcher Armand Larcher ... Pistolet
Marcel Maupi Marcel Maupi ... Tirebouchon
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A Robin Hood's French brother,"Gaspard De Besse" takes place in Provence in the years preceding the French Revolution.It depicts the dubious milieu of the "law":the drunken judge's son and his friends hang an old man just for fun.So Gaspard , his brother and their band rebel, steal from the Rich and give to the Poor.Historic character Mirabeau -who was to play a prominent part in the events of 1789- appears in one scene. Written by dbdumonteil

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Drama

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You say you want a revolution...
7 August 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

....but you come too soon.

André Hugon made the first talkie in France ("Les Trois Masques",1929).His whole work has sunk into oblivion,but this "Gaspard de Besse" indicates that this is relatively unfair.

A good adventure film featuring Raimu as a French Robin Hood's brother,"Gaspard de Besse" takes place in Provence in the years preceding the French Revolution.It depicts the dubious milieu of the "law":the drunken judge's son and his friends hang an old man just for fun.So Gaspard , his brother and their band steal from the Rich and give to the Poor.Historic character Mirabeau -who was to play a prominent part in the events of 1789- appears in one scene.

The script is not always satisfying but there are witty lines and a rebellious mind all along the film.

André Hugon "signed" his movie after the last picture.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 December 1935 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dawn Over France See more »

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Mono
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