The Cow and I (1959)

TV-PG   |    |  Comedy


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In 1942, a French prisoner of war in Germany decides to escape to France using a cow held by a lunge as a decoy. He crosses all Germany in this way.


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Director:

Henri Verneuil

Writers:

Jacques Antoine (story "Histoire Vraie"), Henri Jeanson (dialogue), Henri Jeanson (screenplay), Jean Manse (screenplay), Henri Verneuil (screenplay)

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13 August 2006 | dbdumonteil
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| How to get unnoticed
This is Fernandel's blockbuster.Even before the war,none of his movies had made so much money.

Further detailed retrospection indicates that "La Vache et le Prisonnier" thoroughly deserved its success.Even today,when it is on TV ,it attracts figures of million people.It is not certainly weaker than Renoir's "Le Caporal Epinglé" although Verneuil is not considered an "auteur".

During WW2, a prisoner tries to escape from Germany.It will not be a "great escape" .To get unnoticed he will travel with a cow called Marguerite (=Daisy).This unusual pairing en route to the man's homeland is not out of the woods.

Based on a true story, this entertaining movie features an unexpected funny (or sad more like!) ending.

The whole family can enjoy it:the children will love Marguerite.

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Genres

Comedy

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Release Date:

16 December 1959

Language

French, German


Country of Origin

France, Italy

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