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.
Film by André Hunebelle
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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