New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

December 2, 2002 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(French, 1932, 140 minutes, b&w, video)

Directed by Marc Allegret
Screenplay by Marcel Pagnol

(In French with English subtitles)
Starring Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis, Fernand Charpin

The second installment of Marcel Pagnol's "Marseilles Trilogy" begins with the fortunes of Fanny who has married the elderly Monsieur Panisse after discovering that she is pregnant with the child of her lover, Marius. Panisse is an attentive and loving father to Cesario. Matters come to a head when Marius returns from the sea and battles Panisse for custody. Pagnol selected Marc Allegret to direct the film version of his play.