Les Hussards

Les Hussards (English: Cavalrymen), is a French comedy film from 1955, directed by Alex Joffé, written by Gabriel Arout, starring Bernard Blier, Giovanna Ralli, Bourvil, and with Georges Wilson, Virna Lisi, Louis de Funès playing supporting roles.[1] The film is known under the titles "Cavalrymen" (international English title), "Les hussards" (Belgium French title), "De husaren" (Belgium Flemish title), "La piccola guerra" (Italy), "Huszárok" (Hungary).

Les Hussards
Film poster
Directed byAlex Joffé
Written byGabriel Arout
Jean Halain
Based onLes Hussards
by Pierre-Aristide Bréal
Produced byIgnace Morgenstern
StarringBernard Blier
Louis de Funès
CinematographyRaymond Heil
Edited byHenri Rust
Music byGeorges Auric
Cocinor, Cocinex, Sédif
Distributed byCocinor
Release date
8 November 1955
Running time
102 minutes


During the Italian campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars Brigadier Le Gouce and private Jean-Louis forfeit their horses. Afraid of a severe punishment both lie to Captain Georges. They just make up a story about them having been the target of a selective ambush. Little later their regiment is annihilated by an Austrian attack. Only the two humbuggers are lucky enough to survive. Napoleon has them celebrated as heroes and thus they get into the books of history.



  1. ^ "Les Hussards". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2013-07-29.

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