French Cancan

1956

French Cancan

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Beautifully photographed, this comedy drama from Jean Renoir chronicles the revival of Paris' most notorious dance as it tells the story of a theater producer who turns a humble washerwoman into a star at the Moulin Rouge. The film is also title Only the French Can.

Cast

Jean Gabin
as Danglard
María Félix
as La Belle Abesse
Edith Piaf
as Eugenie Buffet
Annick Morice
as Therese, blanchisseuse
Michel Piccoli
as Valorgueil
Max Dalban
as Manager of The Reine Blanche
Hubert Deschamps
as Isidore the Waiter
Franco Pastorino
as Paulo the Baker
Valentine Tessier
as Mme. Olympe, Nini's Mother
Albert Remy
as Barjolin
Annik Morice
as Therese
Dora Doll
as Le Genisse
Leo Campion
as The Commandant
Mme. Paquerette
as Mimi Prunelle
Gaston Gabaroche
as Oscar the Pianist
Jaque Catelain
as The Minister
Pierre Moncorbier
as The Bailiff
Jean Mortier
as The Hotel Manager
Andre Numes Fils
as The Neighbor
Robert Auboyneau
as The Elevator Attendant
Pierre Olaf
as Pierrot, The Heckler
Jacques Ciron
as 1st Dandy
Claude Arnay
as 2nd Dandy
France Roche
as Beatrix
R.J. Chauffard
as Police Inspector
Gaston Modot
as Danglard's Servant
Jacques Hilling
as The Surgeon
Patachou
as Yvette Guilbert
André Claveau
as Paul Delmet
Jedlinska
as La Gigolette
Jean Sylvere
as The Groom
Palmyre Levasseur
as The Laundry Woman
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