Darry Cowl

  • Norbert Carbonnaux – Le temps des oeufs durs (1958)

    1951-1960ComedyFranceNorbert Carbonnaux

    Summary
    Garage attendant Louis Stainval is a shy daydreamer with no money. One day, he wins a large sum of money via the national lottery and decides to spice up his life. He prevents a failed artist named Raoul Grandvivier from killing himself and takes him home. Here, Louis meets Raoul’s beautiful daughter Lucie and immediately falls in love. So that he can go on seeing Lucie, Louis pays frequent calls on Raoul, ostensibly to buy his paintings. The paintings are so bad that Louis just throws them into the river Seine. Because he has found someone to buy his work, Raoul begins to believe that he is a serious painter. This misunderstanding will cause a great deal of trouble…Read More »

  • Gilles Grangier – Archimède, le clochard (1959)

    1951-1960ComedyFranceGilles Grangier

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    Quote:
    Archiméde is an old tramp who likes to think he is a cut above the rest. Not for him the penury of sleeping under bridges and scrounging for scraps in dustbins. He has a taste for the finer things in life – good food, fine wine and a comfortable place to make his bed. His present abode – a room in a block of flats that is being developed – has served him well all through the summer, but as winter beckons it will be too cold for him. He can either get himself arrested, in the hope of eaming himself a nice warm prison cell, or else he can sleep rough in the south of France. After much deliberation, he decides prison is the better option, if only because the food is more to his liking. To that end, Archimede smashes up a bar and gets duly taken into custody. He is appalled when he only manages to get himself put away for one week. It seems he will have to resort to more drastic measures if he is to find a comfortable haven for the entire winter…Read More »

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