25 January 2009 | dbdumonteil
Damn the torpedoes!
A young man (René Dary who made his debut as "Bébé " for Louis Feuillade circa 1910 was already too old for the part:33)is a rebel without a cause:obeying orders,respecting his superiors is too much for him,in spite of his father's sound pieces of advice.
For a boy like that,joining the navy is perhaps not the right choice.That what's our hero does.But a good officer (Pierre Renoir) will show him the straight and narrow.
"Le Révolté" has not worn well.Its main problem lies in the fact that the director never knows whether he wants to make a comedy or a drama: the torpedo episode highlights his problem;the scene may be ,depending on your mood,either tragical or hilarious.