Director: Henri Verneuil
A small town seeking publicity tries to bring together the quintuplet grandsons of the town’s oldest inhabitant. This film is mainly a vehicle for the great Fernandel, the wonderful comedic actor with the “horse-faced” grin, who plays not only the old man, but all five grandsons. This is a classic French comedy with not only Fernandel but also Louis de Funes. By nature of the plot, it is episodic featuring each of the grandsons and some of these cameos are gems. A clever film that will be a joy for old cinema lovers or equally lovers of old cinema.
1954 (U) – B&W 104mins (comedy)
Locarno International Film Festival 1954: Prize: Henri Verneuil
Oscar nominee 1956: Best Motion Picture Story
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Ticketing information: As part of the restrictions currently in place at The Coach House Theatre, designed to minimise any potential spread of the Covid virus, only numbered seating will be available. Seats may be booked through Malvern Theatres Box Office up until 6 p.m. on the day before each film. Unsold seats (if there are any) can also be purchased on the day of the film at the door. The MFFC will try to let those on the mailing list know in advance if any film is fully booked. This will also be shown on the ‘Film Programme’ page.
Tickets booked via Malvern Theatres “for collection” will be available on the door at The Coach House. (Please note that Malvern Theatres’ terms and conditions with regard to returns or refunds apply
For at least the first few films, masks must be worn inside the auditorium. Chatting / socialising can only happen in the courtyard. Other regulations may also be in place.
All films in the Malvern French Film Centre 2021/22 Season are shown with English subtitles.