Fun in the Barracks

Fun in the Barracks (French: Les Gaîtés de l'escadron or Les Gaietés de l'escadron) is a 1932 French comedy film directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring Raimu, Jean Gabin and Fernandel. It was based on a play by Georges Courteline and Edouard Nores. Tourneur was remaking the story, having previously filmed a silent version in 1913.[1] The film was one of the most expensive made by Tourneur and was a popular commercial hit.[2]

Fun in the Barracks
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Directed byMaurice Tourneur
Written byGeorges Courteline (play)
Edouard Nores (play)
Georges Dolley
StarringRaimu
Jean Gabin
Fernandel
René Donnio
CinematographyRaymond Agnel
René Colas
Edited byJacques Tourneur
Production
company
Distributed byPathé-Natan
Release date
18 September 1932
Running time
85 minutes
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench

SynopsisEdit

The film is set in 1885. It focuses on a group of troops, a mix of regulars and reservists, and their different responses to the daily military routines. A crisis emerges when a General pays a visit while two deserters are still absent.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Waldman p.146
  2. ^ Waldman p.146

BibliographyEdit

  • Waldman, Harry. Maurice Tourneur: The Life and Films. McFarland, 2008.

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