Sénéchal the Magnificent

Sénéchal the Magnificent (1957)

Sénéchal, an actor touring the provinces with the "Tournées Carlini" does not meet the success he thinks he deserves. One night in Dreux, he finds himself without his luggage and dressed up as a Foreign Legion officer, he is invited to a party thrown by a colonel. He creates a sensation there and does not leave the colonel's wife ... indifferent! Back in Paris, Sénéchal goes through a similar experience. This time around, wearing tuxedo and top hat, he gets mistaken for a diplomat and charms the guests of a wedding party. Arrested by the police, he chooses to do without an attorney at his trial and his brilliant eloquence has him acquitted. A question remains unanswered though : will all those people who give an ovation in real life ever go to see him on stage ?

Writing:
  • Jean Manse
  • Serge Veber
  • Jean Boyer
Directing:
  • Jean Boyer
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  • Release Date: 1957-05-24
  • Language: Français
  • Country: FR

Gérard Darrieu

Un gangster (uncredited)

Fernandel

François, Lucien Sénéchal

Jimmy Perrys

Un homme de la pension de famille (uncredited)

Nadia Gray

La princesse Marida Ludibescu

Sacha Briquet

Le représentant en télévision

Charles Bayard

Un militaire aux félicitations (uncredited)

Simone Paris

L'actrice qui joue Mme Serval

Robert Pizani

Le prince Alexandre

Suzanne Dehelly

La malade

Paul Azaïs

Le garagiste - mécanicien du car

Albert Dinan

Léon Duchêne aka M. Léon

Georges Lannes

Castel-Boissac

Serge Nadaud

L'acteur qui joue M.Serval

Gaston Orbal

Le directeur du théâtre (as Orbal)

Hélène Tossy

Mme Léon

Georges Chamarat

Le colonel Trochu

Max Amyl

Le majordome de la princesse (uncredited)

Marcel Bernier

Un spectateur (uncredited)

Dominique Boschero

Une élève (uncredited)

Henri Garcin

L'auteur de la pièce (uncredited)

Manuel Gary

(uncredited)

Émile Genevois

Fred, régisseur de la troupe de théâtre (uncredited)

Fred Pasquali

(uncredited)
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