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Part of the seriesTHE FRENCH OLD WAVE

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(1938, Marcel Pagnol) When Provençal village baker Raimu’s young wife scampers off with a handsome shepherd, out come the knowing smirks at the cuckold; but when his resulting depression causes a NO BREAD! hiatus, it’s time for the whole village to get her back. For Orson Welles, Raimu was “the greatest actor.” Approx 133 min. 35mm.



“Bursting with bucolic vigour and sly satirical wit.”
Time Out (London)

“So authentic that it seems over far too soon.”
– Graham Greene

“A charming film by Marcel Pagnol that somehow aroused the censors' ire back in the innocent days of 1938... it still manages to deliver its share of chuckles."
– Don Druker, Chicago Reader

"It is this undercurrent of tragedy, this steadfast air of dignity that is at once the secret of his [Raimu] funniest scenes, the quality that prevents his film from toppling into farce and makes The Baker's Wife a true comedy and a delightful one."
– Frank S. Nuggent, New York Times