The Army Game


1h 27m 1963

Film Details

Also Known As
Tire au flanc 62
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
New York opening: 23 Apr 1963
Production Company
Anray Films; Films du Carrosse; S. E. D. I. F.
Distribution Company
Consort/Orion Films
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Tire-au-flanc! by André Sylvane, André Mouëzy-Eon (Paris, 10 Nov 1904).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Aristocrat Jean Lerat, recently called for military service, expects special considerations, particularly as his aunt has spoken of him to the colonel, a family friend. His hopes remain unfulfilled, however, and his snobbery makes him the butt of his comrades' merriment. By coincidence, his chauffeur, Joseph, is drafted into the same unit and now treats Jean as an equal. Joseph obtains leave to visit the Nice Carnival while his former master must remain on guard duty. Jean meets the colonel's daughter, Catherine, and a timid relationship develops between them. Gradually, Jean rids himself of his pretensions and becomes integrated into the group. In a performance of Tire au flanc given in celebration of the completion of basic training, Jean plays a valet and Joseph his master. The show is a great success; Jean's performance is a hit, and he wins Catherine's love.

Film Details

Also Known As
Tire au flanc 62
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
New York opening: 23 Apr 1963
Production Company
Anray Films; Films du Carrosse; S. E. D. I. F.
Distribution Company
Consort/Orion Films
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Tire-au-flanc! by André Sylvane, André Mouëzy-Eon (Paris, 10 Nov 1904).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Trivia

Notes

Opened in Paris in December 1961 as Tire au flanc 62.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 23, 1963

Franscope

Released in United States Spring April 23, 1963