|Atoll K 1951 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: Leo Joannon
Cast: Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Suzy Delair, Max Elloy, Adriano Rimoldi, Paul Frees, Luigi Tosi, Alec Dalmatoff, Suzet Mais, Roger Legris, Vittorio Caproioli, Lucien Callamand, Robert Vattier, Robert Murzeau
When their yacht runs aground during a storm, Stan and Oliver (Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy) are stranded on an atoll with their cook Giovanni Copini (Adriano Rimoldi) and stowaway Antoine (Max Elloy). They are soon joined by a nightclub singer Cherie Lamour (Suzy Delair) who has run away from her domineering fiance. They form their own republic, and life is good–until they discover Uranium on the atoll, word gets out, and the world powers fight for control. This marks Laurel and Hardy's final feature film.
|Cesar 1936 N/R, 117 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama
Director: Marcel Pagnol
Cast: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Fernand Charpin, Orane Demazis, Andre Fouche, Alida Rouffe, Milly Mathis, Robert Vattier, Paul Dullac, Marcel Maupi, Edouard Delmont, Thommeray
This is the final entry in Marcel Pagnol's trilogy. (It was preceded by "Marius" (1931) and "Fanny" (1932).) Twenty years have passed since Fanny (Orane Demazis) and Honore Panisse (Fernand Charpin) were married. Now, as Panisse lies on his deathbed, he and his friend Cesar (Raimu) reminisce, and Panisse reflects on the fact that he has never told Fanny's son, Cesariot (Andre Fouche), that Marius (Fernand Charpin), not Panisse, is his biological father. After Panisse dies, Fanny tells Cesariot the truth, and, with that knowledge, Cesariot sets out on a search for Marius.
|Fanny 1932 N/R, 130 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Comedy / Drama
Director: Marc Allegret
Cast: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis, Fernand Charpin, Auguste Mouries, Robert Vattier, Marcel Maupi, Alida Rouffe, Milly Mathis, Edouard Delmont, Odette Roger, Louis Boulle
In this second part of Marcel Pagnol's trilogy–"Marius" (1931) preceded it, and "Cesar" (1936) would follow)–Fanny (Orane Demazis) is pregnant by Marius (Pierre Fresnay) who has left for sea duty. So, she marries the elderly Honore Panisse (Fernand Charpin) to give the baby a home and keep his identity secret from Marius.
|La Ronde 1950 N/R, 97 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama
Director: Max Ophuls
Cast: Anton Walbrook, Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Simone Simon, Daniel Gelin, Danielle Darrieux, Fernand Gravey, Odette Joyeux, Jean-Louis Barrault, Isa Miranda, Gerard Philipe, Robert Vattier
Set in Vienna during the early 1900s, this story is narrated by Anton Walbrook who introduces a series of affairs in which a new character is involved with a character from the last scene. Beginning with young soldier Franz (Serge Reggiani) falling into the arms of prostitute Leocadie (Simone Signoret) who then has a short liaison with Alfred (Daniel Gelin), but he leaves her when he seduces housewife Emma Breitkopf (Danielle Darrieux). And on it goes until the seductions go full circle, and Franz is back with Leocadie.
|Marius 1931 N/R, 125 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Alexander Korda
Cast: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis, Fernand Charpin, Alida Rouffe, Paul Dullac, Alexandre Mihalesco, Robert Vattier, Edouard Delmont, Milly Mathis, Marcel Maupi, Lucien Callamand
In this the first of Marcel Pagnol's trilogy–"Fanny" (1932) and "Cesar" (1936) would follow–the story begins in Marseilles in the late 1920s. Marius (Pierre Fresnay) and Fanny (Orane Demazis) are in love, but Marius delays marriage because he longs to go to sea. Fanny, at long last, understands his desire and grants him his wish.
|1. Atoll K (1951)|
aka: Robinson Crusoeland
2. Cesar (1936)
3. Fanny (1932)
4. La Ronde (1950)
5. Marius (1931)
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