They Were Five

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1936
  • Running time: 101 min
Five unemployed penniless workers pool their money to buy a national lottery ticket. When they win instead of splitting the the 100,000 Franc jackpot, they collectively buy a run-down inn and remodel it into an open-air cafe. But difficulties begin to... read more

Five unemployed penniless workers pool their money to buy a national lottery ticket. When they win instead of splitting the the 100,000 Franc jackpot, they collectively buy a run-down inn and remodel it into an open-air cafe. But difficulties begin to split the friends apart: a former wife, the police tracking one of them (Spanish republican refugee), and jealousy...

Original Release

09/01/1936

US Release

05/31/1938

Cast

Jean Gabin Jean dit Jeannot
Charles Vanel Charles dit Charlot
Raymond Aimos Raymond dit Tintin
Viviane Romance Gina
Jacques Baumer Monsieur Jubette / Gaston Jubette, le propriétaire
Marcelle Géniat La grand' mère / la grand-mère d'Huguette
Charles Dorat Jacques
Micheline Cheirel Huguette / Huguette, la fiancée de Mario
Fernand Charpin Le gendarme / le gendarme Antomarchi
Raymond Cordy L'ivrogne / un ivrogne
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Julien Duvivier

Writers

Julien Duvivier, Charles Spaak

Cast

Jean Gabin Jean dit Jeannot
Charles Vanel Charles dit Charlot
Raymond Aimos Raymond dit Tintin
Viviane Romance Gina
Jacques Baumer Monsieur Jubette / Gaston Jubette, le propriétaire
Marcelle Géniat La grand' mère / la grand-mère d'Huguette
Charles Dorat Jacques
Micheline Cheirel Huguette / Huguette, la fiancée de Mario
Fernand Charpin Le gendarme / le gendarme Antomarchi
Raymond Cordy L'ivrogne / un ivrogne
Robert Lynen René
Robert Ozanne Le patron du bistrot
Robert Moor Un locataire
Charles Granval Le propriétaire / le père Guilard
Marcel Maupi Un copain
Marcelle Yrven L'amie de Jubette
Georges Bever Un voisin
Catherine Carrey
Teddy Dargy Une locataire
Paul Demange Un locataire

Producers

Editors

Marthe Poncin

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