War of the Buttons

by Yves Robert 1h30min France 1961
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War of the Buttons
by Yves Robert

The children of Ballydowse & Carrickdowse engage in battles in which they cut off the buttons, shoe-laces, belts and braces of their captured opponents. This gets their opponents in trouble with parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, wielding sticks & slingshots.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Martin Lartigue : Petit Gibus
  • André Treton : Lebrac
  • Michel Isella : L'Aztec des gués
  • And with: Jacques Dufilho, Jean Richard, Pierre Trabaud


  • Director Yves Robert
  • Scenario Yves Robert
  • Original work author Louis Pergaud
  • Photo director André Bac
  • Set Design Pierre-Louis Thévenet
  • Sound Pierre Calvet
  • Editing Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte
  • Original music José Berghmans
  • Producer Danièle Delorme
  • Production Compagny Les Productions de La Guéville
  • Distributor Gaumont

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1961
  • Release date for France04/19/1962
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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