The Good King Dagobert (movie, 1963)

The Good King Dagobert is a French film of Pierre Chevalier released in 1963 .

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Synopsis

Having received a hundred lines to write about King Dagobert and fed comics and television, Robert Bébert reinvents the life of the famous king and his minister Saint Eloi . Dagobert goes to war against Charibert who wants to be declared king instead of the young Sigisbert . Chilperic the alchemist tries to kill Dagobert, without success. Even his spy “shock”, Clotilde, fails. Charibert and the alchemist remove Sigisbert, Clotilde makes him escape. The conspirators are imprisoned. Dagobert joins his four queens to whom he adds a fifth, Clotilde.

Technical sheet

  • Director: Pierre Chevalier
  • Scenario: Gérard Carlier , Raymond Castans , Jean Manse
  • Adaptation: Raymond Castans , Pierre Chevalier , Jean Manse , Albert Valentin
  • Dialogues: Raymond Castans
  • Assistants-directors: 1) Roger Dallier , 2) Robert Maurice
  • Music: François Langel , Tommy Desserre
  • Musical director: Michel Ganot (Leclerc et Cie editions)
  • Picture: Robert Le Febvre
  • Operator: Gaston Muller , assisted by Michel Deloire , Paul Launay , Yves Rodallec
  • Editing: Jean-Michel Gautier , assisted by Bernard Bourgouin and Aga Langozky
  • Sets: René Renoux , assisted by Pierre Tyberghen
  • Sound: Jean Bertrand
  • Script-girl: Martine Guillou
  • Costumes: Jacqueline Guyot
  • Costume designer: Ferdinand Junker
  • General Manager: Louis Manella
  • Ensurer: Georges Fontenelle
  • Makeup: Marcel Bordenave , Yvonne Gasperina , Trieste Sarnelli
  • Photographer: Jami Blanc
  • Press Officer : Richard Balducci
  • Poster inspired by Reard
  • Production: Cineurop Productions (Paris), Filmerc (Rome)
  • Production Manager: Jean Velter
  • Original distributor: The Rank Organization (French subsidiary)
  • DVD Distributors France: Opening (2006); René Chateau (publisher) Video (2012)
  • Worldwide sales: JPB ( Jacques-Paul Bertrand )
  • Press Officer : Richard Balducci
  • Shooting: June 17 – July 28, 1963 in Pathé Studio Cinéma studios and studios in Boulogne, as well as Orsini-Odescalchi castle. in Bracciano in Lazio , Italy (featuring Dagobert Castle)
  • Edition: Laboratoire GTC Joinville
  • Sound recording in Marignan studios
  • Process: Black and White, 35mm film (positive and negative)
  • Sound system: Mono
  • Type: Comedy
  • Duration: 1 h 35
  • Released: November 20, 1963, in Paris
  • Released in Italy: December 26, 1963
  • Operating Visa: 24545
  • Censure France: All audiences

Distribution

  • Fernandel : Mr. Pelletan, Bébert’s father and King Dagobert
  • Gino Cervi : Saint Eloi (doubled in French by Henri Vilbert ), his minister
  • Bibi Morat : Robert “Bébert” Pelletan and Crown Prince Sigisbert
  • Jacques Dufilho : Chilperic, the one-eyed alchemist and Charibert’s henchman
  • Dario Moreno : Charibert, the brother of Dagobert
  • Pascale Roberts : Mata – Clotilde, the spy
  • Marthe Mercadier : Mrs Pelletan and Gomatrude , the first queen
  • Michel Galabru : Pepin, a close friend of Dagobert
  • Pierre Doris : Césaric la Crapule, a band leader
  • Darry Cowl : Richardic, the hangman
  • Georges Lycan : The big spy
  • Rogers : The little spy
  • Max Amyl : The senior father
  • Jean Tissier : The great constable
  • Henri Virlojeux : The teacher
  • Fernand Rivers Cadet : A False Pilgrim
  • André Tomasi : A help from the executioner
  • Guy Henry : A guard of Charibert
  • Gaston Woignez
  • Dominique Zardi : A false pilgrim complicit with Caesaric
  • Pierre Gualdi : The porter’s brother
  • Maria-Rosa Rodriguez : One of the queens
  • Anne-Marie Carrière
  • Robert Olivieri : The taster

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