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L'école buissonnière (1949)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

Soon after the Great War, the Provence village of Salezes gets a new boys' teacher: Mr. Pascal, a war hero with a diploma from a teachers' college. He rejects old methods: boys' sitting still with arms folded memorizing facts. He uses ...See moreSoon after the Great War, the Provence village of Salezes gets a new boys' teacher: Mr. Pascal, a war hero with a diploma from a teachers' college. He rejects old methods: boys' sitting still with arms folded memorizing facts. He uses modern methods: he becomes their guide. The boys build a water-powered electric generator, interview their parents about shoe-making and cooking, draw, write poetry, and, after Pascal brings a box of type, put their own magazine together, printed on the backs of old ballots. Their new interest in critical thinking stirs opposition from the mayor and others. The teacher offers a deal: if even one student fails the national exam, he'll resign. All eyes are on Albert, an older youth who has failed three times. Written by See less
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Cinematographers
André Dumaître (as A. Dumaître) | Marc Fossard (as M. Fossard) | Maurice Pecqueux (as M. Pecqueux)
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Updated Apr 8, 1949

Release date
Dec 20, 1951 (United States)

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27 cast members
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Bernard Blier
Buffle Pascal, l'instituteur Buffle Pascal, l'instituteur   See fewer
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Juliette Faber
Lise Arnaud, l'institutrice Lise Arnaud, l'institutrice   See fewer
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Édouard Delmont
M. Arnaud, le vieux maître (as Delmont) M. Arnaud, le vieux maître (as Delmont)   See fewer
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Edmond Ardisson
Le coiffeur Pourpre / The Barber (as Ardisson) Le coiffeur Pourpre / The Barber (as Ardisson)   See fewer
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Henri Arius
Le maire Hector Malicorne / The Mayor (as Arius) Le maire Hector Malicorne / The Mayor (as Arius)   See fewer
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Bréols
Aristide Aristide   See fewer
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Géo Beuf
Honoré Honoré   See fewer
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Georges Cahuzac
Cornille Cornille   See fewer
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Jean-Louis Allibert
M. St. Saviole, Le 'novateur' / 'The innovator' M. St. Saviole, Le 'novateur' / 'The innovator'   See fewer
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Louis Lions
Félix (as Lions) Félix (as Lions)   See fewer
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Louisol
Le menuisier Le menuisier   See fewer
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Marcel Maupi
M. Alexandre, the pharmacist M. Alexandre, the pharmacist   See fewer
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Rilda
Le facteur Le facteur   See fewer
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Sicard
Tordo Tordo   See fewer
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Danny Caron
Cécile Simonin Cécile Simonin   See fewer
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Jenny Hélia
Mme Honoré Mme Honoré   See fewer
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Jeanne Mars
Adélaïde (as Jane Mars) Adélaïde (as Jane Mars)   See fewer
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Marthe Marty
Mélanie Mélanie   See fewer
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Raymone
L'aveugle L'aveugle   See fewer
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Marcel Alba
Un examinateur (as Alba) Un examinateur (as Alba)   See fewer
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Lucien Callamand
L'examinateur de calcul / Math Examiner L'examinateur de calcul / Math Examiner   See fewer
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Gaston Modot
L'examinateur de Français / Physics Examiner L'examinateur de Français / Physics Examiner   See fewer
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Henri Poupon
L'examinateur d'histoire / Geography / History Examiner L'examinateur d'histoire / Geography / History Examiner   See fewer
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Jean Aquistapace
L'antiquaire La Verdière / M. La Verdiere - Antique Dealer (as Aquistapace) L'antiquaire La Verdière / M. La Verdiere - Antique Dealer (as Aquistapace)   See fewer
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Pierre Coste
Albert Simonin, le grand chef Albert Simonin, le grand chef   See fewer
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Riri Berty
Gossip (uncredited) Gossip (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean-Paul Le Chanois
Un gendarme (uncredited) Un gendarme (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 165 votes