6.4/10
250
2 user 1 critic

Croesus (1960)

Crésus (original title)
This story is set in a little mountain community lost in the French mountains in the early years after World War II. Jules [Fernandel] is a lonely shepherd, gently going about his daily ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Jean Giono

Writer:

Jean Giono
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Harvest (1937)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

He rebirth of a dead village and the love of the last inhabitant for a wandering girl.

Director: Marcel Pagnol
Stars: Gabriel Gabrio, Orane Demazis, Fernandel
La Poison (1951)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Through a series of circumstances and plot twists an enterprising man manages to get away with murdering his wife, even though he cheerfully admits his guilt in court.

Director: Sacha Guitry
Stars: Michel Simon, Jean Debucourt, Jacques Varennes
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The ruined Baron Philippe de Sigognac, meets one day a troupe of traveling actors. Attracted by Isabelle, and by the enthusiasm of his acting companions, he joins the troupe.

Director: Pierre Gaspard-Huit
Stars: Jean Marais, Geneviève Grad, Gérard Barray
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A rural maiden's two suitors go off to war, leaving her pregnant.

Director: Marcel Pagnol
Stars: Raimu, Fernandel, Josette Day
Topaze II (1933)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Louis J. Gasnier
Stars: Louis Jouvet, Simone Héliard, Marcel Vallée
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Honorin (Fernandel) is the simple and naive stage manager of a traveling theatre troupe, whose one ambition is to once play the role of the cavalier in the opera "Francis I, or the Loves of... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque
Stars: Fernandel, Mona Goya, Alexandre Rignault
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two students, Antoine, the son of a Southern pedal boat renter, and Marie, the daughter of a Paris railway executive, have got engaged in secret. They are now willing to clarify the ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Grangier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Fernandel, Marie Dubois
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three aging and failed comedians, Georges Cox, Victor Vialat and Eddie Carpentier, hit the road again with a lousy production of a lousy play, of course under the worst possible conditions.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Esposito is a thief who cons tourists in Rome. A lengthy persecution by police Bottoni, who manages to catch it starts. In an oversight Esposito manages to flee again. Bottoni superiors inform him that if no catches him will lose his job.

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Steno
Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Totò, Ave Ninchi
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Broke French ex-paratrooper turned amateur boxer Michel Maudet becomes bodyguard for the fugitive corrupt banker Ferchaux.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Vanel, Michèle Mercier
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Rich oriental lord Cassim's cheeky servant Ali Baba was sent to buy a meaty girl-slave, but brings dancer Morgiane, whom he is enamored with. When he's part of a caravan robbed by Abdel's ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Becker
Stars: Fernandel, Samia Gamal, Dieter Borsche
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernandel ... Jules
Marcelle Ranson-Hervé Marcelle Ranson-Hervé ... Fine (as Marcelle Ranson)
Rellys ... Paul
René Génin René Génin ... Burie
Miguel Gamy Miguel Gamy ... Albert
Edouard Hemme Edouard Hemme ... Le curé
Paul Préboist ... Le maçon (as Paul Preboist)
Jeanne Pérez Jeanne Pérez ... Marie (as Jeanne Perez)
Pierre Repp Pierre Repp ... L'employé de banque
Luce Dassas Luce Dassas ... Rose
Charles Bouillaud Charles Bouillaud ... Le premier gendarme
Jeanne Mars Jeanne Mars ... La femme de Paul
Aimée Bernard Aimée Bernard
Jacques Préboist Jacques Préboist ... Un policier (as Jacques Preboist)
Etienne Fleurichamp Etienne Fleurichamp ... Émile
Edit

Storyline

This story is set in a little mountain community lost in the French mountains in the early years after World War II. Jules [Fernandel] is a lonely shepherd, gently going about his daily business. His relationship with his neighbour, a widow named Fine [Marcelle Ranson] is a sour-sweet romance. One day he finds a bomb-like object in the fields... When he discovers the vast amount of large banknotes inside, his tranquil life changes and his troubles start! Not knowing what to do with his newly gained fortune, he first tries to put the money in a bank. Later, he buries it all in an underground container, build by the mason [Paul Préboist, a well known French stand-up comedian and actor]. When he invites the village to a banquet and eventually starts distributing the loot, now nicknamed 'Cressus', he attracts high suspicion from the people in the village. All ends with two gentlemen coming to collect the money: the container fell from an aircraft during the war, the money was fake...! ...

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

provence | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 September 1960 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cresus See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Les Films Jean Giono See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Jacques Mény's documentary "le cinema de Giono" (2004), novelist Jean Giono hired director Claude Pinoteau as technical advisor, to help him for the filming . See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

How to learn arithmetic
31 December 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Although Jean Giono's books have often be transferred to the screen ("La Femme Du Boulanger" by Pagnol and "Le Hussard Sur Le Toit" by Jean-Paul Rappeneau for instance) ,this is the only movie directed by the writer himself.So it was only natural that he chose Fernandel who had often portrayed his characters in the past .Fernandel's fans might be disappointed though,for the movie is not exactly what a fan expects ."Cresus" is not really a comedy ,it 's not a drama either.For once in my life,I think that the Cahiers Du Cinema were right when they wrote that the movie was something different,something unseen yet.Marcel Pagnol meets the Nouvelle Vague could describe this work,filmed on location,with no real action :in the first part,the lead is most of the time alone ,which makes sense for this shepherd is some kind of outcast,whose misanthropy is obvious.The moral of this story is "money can't buy happiness or love " (see the last scene)but it does not seem very convincing for today' s audience.

More than Jules' s feast,the movie is mainly memorable for Sylvie the schoolteacher's arithmetic lesson when the hero learns that 0000000=0 and it takes an 1 if you want something .


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed