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Tartarin de Tarascon (1934)

95 min | Comedy

Tartarin is the local hero in the small provincial town of Tarascon. He shows off about imaginary adventures in Africa, where he has never been, as a Lion Hunter, which he is only in his imagination. Even though the locals know he has ...See moreTartarin is the local hero in the small provincial town of Tarascon. He shows off about imaginary adventures in Africa, where he has never been, as a Lion Hunter, which he is only in his imagination. Even though the locals know he has never been to Africa, they keep hoping he will leave one day. After a misunderstanding, and much gossip, everyone thinks that Tartarin plans to actually take the trip. Initially reluctant, he is eventually convinced by his friend Bravida, who warns him about the growing shame the delay has caused him all across town. Tartarin meets an ex-convict on the train who calls himself a Prince and offers to travel with him to Algeria, in the hope of stealing his money with the help of a girl, Baïa. Tartarin leaves for the desert and as soon as the first lion is in sight, the "Prince" escapes with his money. Tartarin shoots the lion and gets arrested by the local police because the animal was a blind sacred lion. He is condemned to pay a fine for which he must sell his weapons since his money was stolen. He sends the lion skin to Tarascon, and after having learned the truth about Baïa and the Prince, Tartarin, feeling stupid, decides to go back home. Expecting to have to move to another town, he is surprised at the station by all the inhabitants, anxious to meet the lion killer they are so proud of. Written by Greg Philip See less
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Writers
Alphonse Daudet (story) | Raymond Bernard (adaptation) | Marcel Pagnol (dialogue)
Cinematographers
Jules Kruger (as Kruger) | Robert Lefebvre (as R. Le Febvre)
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Updated Nov 9, 1934

Release date
Nov 9, 1934 (France)

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Raimu
Tartarin Tartarin   See fewer
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Fernand Charpin
Bravida (as Charpin) Bravida (as Charpin)   See fewer
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Sinoël
Bézuquet Bézuquet   See fewer
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Paul Ollivier
Costecalde (as Paul Olivier) Costecalde (as Paul Olivier)   See fewer
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Jean d'Yd
Ladevèze Ladevèze   See fewer
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Marcel Maupi
Tastevin (as Maupi) Tastevin (as Maupi)   See fewer
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Louis Kerly
Castel (as Kerly) Castel (as Kerly)   See fewer
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Auguste Mouriès
Barbassou (as Auguste Mourries) Barbassou (as Auguste Mourries)   See fewer
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Max Andrés
Le coiffeur Le coiffeur   See fewer
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Saint-Granier
Le prince Grégori Le prince Grégori   See fewer
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Milly Mathis
Jeannette Jeannette   See fewer
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Maximilienne
Mme Ladevèze Mme Ladevèze   See fewer
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Blanche Poupon
Mrs. Bézuquet (as Poupon) Mrs. Bézuquet (as Poupon)   See fewer
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Odette Roger
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Henri Poupon
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6.1 / 10 | 100 votes