César

by Marcel Pagnol2h481936France

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Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest in front of his friends; he insists that the doctor be truthful. But, he cannot bring himself to tell his son Cesariot that his real father is Marius, the absent son of César, Cesariot's godfather. Panisse leaves that to Fanny, the lad's mother. Dissembling that he's off to see a friend, Cesariot then seeks Marius, now a mechanic in Toulon. Posing as a journalist, Cesariot spends time with Marius and leaves believing tales he is a petty thief. Only after the truth comes out can Marius, Fanny, César, and Cesariot step beyond the falsehoods, benign though they may be.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Original Work Author : Marcel Pagnol
    • Production Compagny : Les Films Marcel Pagnol
    • Sound Recorder : Julien Coutellier, Banuls
    • Photo Director : Willy Schatz, Roger Ledru
    • Editing : Suzanne de Troeye, Jeannette Ginestet
    • Distributor : CMF - MPC
    • Dialogs : Marcel Pagnol
    • Director : Marcel Pagnol
    • Scenario : Marcel Pagnol
    • Original Music : Vincent Scotto
    • Set Decoration : Marius Brouquier
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Year of production : 1936
    • French release date : 19 août 1936
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : French

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