Le Crabe-Tambour


2h 1977

Brief Synopsis

A dying French naval frigate captain tries to make a last rendezvous in the winter storm-tossed seas off the Grand Banks, with "le crab tambour," a French war hero he had betrayed twenty years earlier. "Le crab tambour" the drummer crab" was a boyhood nickname for the handsome young Alsatian whom the film depicts proving his courage, first in the war in French Indochina, and then again in the "Generals' Revolt" in Algeria. Courtmartialed because friends like the French naval captain were afraid to risk their own careers by testifying for him, the exiled "crab tambour" and his trawler, The Shamrock, is now a legend among the Grand Banks fishermen.

Film Details

Also Known As
Crab Drum, The, Crabe Tambour, Le, Crabe-Tambour, Le Crabe Tambour
Release Date
1977

Technical Specs

Duration
2h
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1

Synopsis

A dying French naval frigate captain tries to make a last rendezvous in the winter storm-tossed seas off the Grand Banks, with "le crab tambour," a French war hero he had betrayed twenty years earlier. "Le crab tambour" the drummer crab" was a boyhood nickname for the handsome young Alsatian whom the film depicts proving his courage, first in the war in French Indochina, and then again in the "Generals' Revolt" in Algeria. Courtmartialed because friends like the French naval captain were afraid to risk their own careers by testifying for him, the exiled "crab tambour" and his trawler, The Shamrock, is now a legend among the Grand Banks fishermen.

Film Details

Also Known As
Crab Drum, The, Crabe Tambour, Le, Crabe-Tambour, Le Crabe Tambour
Release Date
1977

Technical Specs

Duration
2h
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1977

Released in United States 1978

Released in United States 1977

Released in United States 1978 (Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition (Contemporary Cinema) April 13 - May 7, 1978.)