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Marcel Pagnol

  • The Well-Digger's Daughter (2011)

    Auteuil leads 6 Well-Digger's Daughters Review by Marty Mapes: Remake lacks the power of context

  • The Well-Digger's Daughter (1940)

    Raimu and Fernandel bring up The Well-Digger's Daughter Review by Marty Mapes: Pagnol's story tops all the previous "single mother" stories in his early career

  • Harvest (AKA Regain) (1937)

    Fernandel points Arsule toward the Harvest Review by Marty Mapes: When the Russians tried this, it felt like propaganda, but from Pagnol it feels like poetry

  • Cesar (1936)

    Review by Marty Mapes: The third film in the Marseilles trilogy, a satisfying punctuation mark to the series

  • Angèle (1934)

    Review by Marty Mapes: The first of many; introduces what would become common themes and characters in Pagnol's life work

  • Fanny (1932)

    Review by Marty Mapes: The second film in the Marseilles trilogy, in which the actors hit their stride

  • Marius (1931)

    Review by Marty Mapes: The first film in the Marseilles trilogy, a masterpiece of human drama