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La cage aux rossignols

Original title
La cage aux rossignols
Year
Running time
89 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
René Wheeler, Georges Chaperot
Music
René Cloërec
Cinematography
Paul Cotteret, Marcel Weiss (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Société Nouvelle des Établissements Gaumont
Genre
Comedy. Musical | Based On A True Story. Music. Education
Synopsis / Plot
Having completed a book about his experiences as a reform-school teacher, Clement Mathieu (Noel-Noel) is unable to interest a publisher in the project. To make ends meet, he takes a promotional job with toy-airplane manufacturer Raymond (Georges Biscot), who as a gesture of friendship serializes Mathieu's memoirs in the Paris Telegram. Astonished by the story, Mathieu's girlfriend Martine (Michel Francey) wants to know more -- whereupon Mathieu recalls how he was able to organize a group of the most incorrigible reform-school inmates into an angelic-voiced boys' choir (hence the film's title). His tale told, Mathieu is himself astonished to discover that Martine is the cousin of one of his former pupils!
Awards
1947: Nominated for Oscar: Best Story
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