The Magnificent Tramp


1h 31m 1962

Brief Synopsis

A hobo tries to get himself arrested to spend the cold winter in jail, gets involved in a dog-snatching scheme, and hops around in other adventures that eventually take him to the Riviera.

Film Details

Also Known As
Archimède, le clochard
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 24 Apr 1962
Production Company
Cinetel; Filmsonor; Intermondia Films; Pretoria Film; Titanus
Distribution Company
Cameo International Pictures
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Archimède is a Paris clochard whose peaceful abode in a large building under construction is suddenly disturbed by the din of pneumatic drills and the appearance of Félix, another clochard . With winter approaching, he decides that it is time to move on to more suitable quarters, such as a nice warm jail cell. After starting a riot in a local bistro, he is outraged when he receives only an 8-day sentence. Following his release, he creates several more disturbances but fails to get himself arrested. Félix then teaches him the art of stealing purebred dogs and returning them for a reward. This proves to be quite profitable until Arsène, an overenthusiastic colleague, exposes the game. Archimède decides to fulfill his dream of spending the winter on the Riviera.

Film Details

Also Known As
Archimède, le clochard
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 24 Apr 1962
Production Company
Cinetel; Filmsonor; Intermondia Films; Pretoria Film; Titanus
Distribution Company
Cameo International Pictures
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Opened in Paris in April 1959 as Archimède, le clochard; running time: 86 min (cut to 79 min); in Rome in September 1959 as Archimede, le clochard; running time: ca85 min. Jean Moncorgé is the real name of Jean Gabin.

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Best Actor Prize (Gabin) at the 1959 Berlin Film Festival.

Released in United States 1962

Shown at the 1959 Berlin Film Festival.

b&w

dialogue French

Released in United States 1962