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Amazing Monsieur Fabre (1951)

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90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Pierre Fresnay plays the title role of a dedicated man, living in the south of France in the 19th-century and somewhat ahead of his time. Fabre ekes out a meager existence for his huge family as a mathematics instructor who studies insects...See morePierre Fresnay plays the title role of a dedicated man, living in the south of France in the 19th-century and somewhat ahead of his time. Fabre ekes out a meager existence for his huge family as a mathematics instructor who studies insects. Recognition of his work, both in the field of entomology and as it related to man's behavior, came slowly over a 50-year period that showed him that man alone possesses a soul and free will. Written by Les Adams See less
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Jack Kirkland (story) (screenplay) | Henri Diamant-Berger (screenplay) | Walter Futter (idea)
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Updated Sep 14, 1951

Release date
Sep 8, 1952 (United States)
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28 cast members
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Pierre Fresnay
Jean-Henri Fabre Jean-Henri Fabre   See fewer
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Elina Labourdette
La comtesse de La Porte La comtesse de La Porte   See fewer
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André Randall
Le philosophe John Stuart Mill Le philosophe John Stuart Mill   See fewer
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Georges Tabet
Le directeur d'Avignon Le directeur d'Avignon   See fewer
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Espanita Cortez
L'impératrice Eugénie L'impératrice Eugénie   See fewer
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France Descaut
Antonia Fabre Antonia Fabre   See fewer
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Olivier Hussenot
Le censeur d'Avignon Le censeur d'Avignon   See fewer
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Denise Kerny
Aglaë âgée Aglaë âgée   See fewer
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Paul Bonifas
Le ministre Victor Duruy (as Victor Boniface) Le ministre Victor Duruy (as Victor Boniface)   See fewer
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Jacques Emmanuel
L'éditeur Charles Delagrave L'éditeur Charles Delagrave   See fewer
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Pierre Magnier
Charles Delagrave Charles Delagrave   See fewer
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Guy Haurey
Jules Jules   See fewer
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Henry Laverne
Le maire (as Henri Laverne) Le maire (as Henri Laverne)   See fewer
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Solange Varenne
La deuxième femme La deuxième femme   See fewer
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Pierre Moncorbier
Actor (as Montcorbier) Actor (as Montcorbier)   See fewer
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Hubert Noël
Le fiancé d'Antonia Le fiancé d'Antonia   See fewer
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Albert Culloz
Le petit Jules Fabre (as Albert Cullaz) Le petit Jules Fabre (as Albert Cullaz)   See fewer
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Catherine Culloz
Aglaë Fabre (as Catherine Cullaz) Aglaë Fabre (as Catherine Cullaz)   See fewer
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Jean-Pierre Maurin
Le prince impérial Le prince impérial   See fewer
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Patrick Dewaere
Actor (as Patrick Maurin) Actor (as Patrick Maurin)   See fewer
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Elisabeth Hardy
Marie Fabre (as Elizabeth Hardy) Marie Fabre (as Elizabeth Hardy)   See fewer
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Pierre Bertin
L'empereur Napoléon III L'empereur Napoléon III   See fewer
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Fernand Blot
L'aubergiste (uncredited) L'aubergiste (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierre Derome
Petit rôle (uncredited) Petit rôle (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roberto Rossellini
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Roger Vincent
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7.2 / 10 | 44 votes