A film by Marcel Pagnol

Cast : Fernandel, Orane Demazis, Fernand Charpin

1937 / comedy / France / original title : LE SCHPOUNTZ / 160’ / Noir & blanc / status : completed / French / long feature-film / All Rights / French and International catalog

A young grocer’s clerk, a bit of a mythomaniac, Irénée, whose head has been turned by the cinema, is convinced that he will become a famous actor. He meets a film crew who play a cruel joke on him… He arrives at the studios full of hope…


“he scene in which Fernandel declaims in all tones: “Any person condemned to death will have his head cut off” is to cinema what the «nose tirade» in Cyrano de Bergerac is to theatre"”