The Baker's Wife (film)
The Baker's Wife
The Baker's Wife ( is a 1938
1938 in film
The year 1938 in film involved some significant events.-Events:*January — MGM announces that Judy Garland would be cast in the role of "Dorothy" in the upcoming Wizard of Oz motion picture. Ray Bolger is cast as the "Tinman" and Buddy Ebsen is cast as the "Scarecrow". At Bolger's insistence,...

The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

 comedy film directed by Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol was a French novelist, playwright, and filmmaker. In 1946, he became the first filmmaker elected to the Académie Française.-Biography:...

. It is based on the novella Jean le Bleu by French author Jean Giono
Jean Giono
Jean Giono was a French author who wrote works of fiction set in the Provence region of France.-First period:...

 and became the basis of the American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 musical The Baker's Wife
The Baker's Wife
The Baker's Wife is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and the book by Joseph Stein, based on the French film La Femme du Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono...



  • Raimu
    Raimu was the stage name for the French actor Jules Auguste Muraire .-Biography:Born in Toulon in the Var département, he made his stage debut there in 1899. After coming to the attention of the then great music hall star Félix Mayol who was also from Toulon, in 1908 he was given a chance to work...

     as Aimable Castanier
  • Ginette Leclerc
    Ginette Leclerc
    Ginette Leclerc was a French film actress. She appeared in nearly 90 films between 1932 and 1978. Her last TV appearance was in 1981.She was born Geneviève Lucie Menut in Paris, France and died in Paris...

     as Aurélie Castanier
  • Fernand Charpin as Le marquis Castan de Venelles
  • Robert Vattier as Le Curé
  • Charles Blavette
    Charles Blavette
    Charles Blavette was a French film actor. He appeared in 50 films between 1933 and 1966.-Selected filmography:* Angèle * Toni * The Baker's Wife * Girl and the River...

     as Antonin
  • Robert Bassac as L'instituteur
  • Marcel Maupi as Barnabé
  • Alida Rouffe as Céleste
  • Odette Roger as Miette
  • Yvette Fournier as Hermine
  • Maximilienne as Melle Angèle
  • Charblay as Le boucher
  • Julien Maffre as Pétugue
  • Adrien Legros as Barthelemy
  • Jean Castan as Esprit


  • National Board of Review Awards
    National Board of Review Awards 1940
    -Best American Films:#The Grapes of Wrath#The Great Dictator#Of Mice and Men#Our Town#Fantasia#The Long Voyage Home#Foreign Correspondent#The Biscuit Eater#Gone with the Wind#Rebecca-Winners:*Best American Film: The Grapes of Wrath...

     (1940), Best Foreign Film
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards
    New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1940
    The 6th New York Film Critics Circle Awards, announced on 30 December 1940, honored the best filmmaking of 1940.-Winners:*Best Film:**The Grapes of Wrath*Best Actor:**Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator*Best Actress:...

    (1940), Best Foreign Film
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