The Hunchback

André Hunebelle shot "Le Bossu" in 1959, in a studio in Paris and partly in Céret.
At the beginning, "The Hunchback", is a serial novel of cloak and sword, written by Paul Féval "Père", published in 1858.
The action, in six parts and sixty-two chapters, takes place in two distinct stages, in 1699 and 1717, mainly in France, and especially in Paris.
These adventures, which first appeared as a serial in the newspaper "Le siècle", immediately found their audience. The novel gave rise to the writing of a sequel, "Le fils de Lagardère" written by Paul Féval "Fils". 

The film marks the first collaboration between André Hunebelle and Jean Marais.
A sequence of the film was shot at the Pont du Diable in Céret. It is the scene of the three spadassins sent to Spain to kill Lagardère and the daughter of the Duke of Nevers.
The bridge, classified as a historical monument since 1840, was painted, in particular, by Cézanne (see the section "legend, stories, treasures" and "remarkable buildings").
Others have been filmed, still in the Pyrénées-Orientales but in Villefranche-de-Conflent.

 

The Hunchback
Film by André Hunebelle
With
Jean Marais: Henri de Lagardère, alias "le Bossu" (the Hunchback)
Bourvil : Piping
Sabine Sesselmann: Aurore de Nevers and Isabelle de Caylus
François Chaumette: Philippe de Gonzague
Jean Le Poulain: Mr. de Peyrolles
Hubert Noël: Duke Philippe de Nevers
Paulette Dubost: Lady Marthe

 

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Le Bossu

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Le Bossu

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Le bossu

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Est-il besoin de présenter l?histoire du chevalier de Lagardère qui, pour venir en aide à la malheureuse Aurore de Nevers, privée de son père, de son nom et de sa fortune, affronte les ennemis les plus cyniques et les plus corrompus ? En faisant surgir, dans le Paris de la Régence (1715-1722), possédé par la fièvre financière du système de Law, l?inoffensif bossu qui prête son dos aux spéculateurs et aux agioteurs de tout poil, Paul Féval (1817-1887) a donné à la littérature française une de ses figures les plus populaires, avec Jean Valjean, d?Artagnan et Cyrano. Intrigues, duels, guets-apens, coups de théâtre, sur la toile de fond d?un Paris aux ruelles sordides, menaçantes, et d?une Cour étincelante et dépravée : rien ne manque dans ce « roman de cape et d?épée », jusqu?au moment où la terrible « botte de Nevers » punira le crime et fera triompher la justice?
Le bossu

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