Le Schpountz ★★ Heartbeat 1938
Satire on filmmaking and film-loving fans finds a small town grocer (Fernandel) in southern France becoming the victim of a practical joke when a visiting film crew promises to make him a star (signing him to a phony contract) if he'll come to Paris. Naturally, the joke's on them when the naive grocer arrives in the City of Light and becomes a successful movie comic. French with subtitles. 135m/B VHS . FR Fernandel, Charpin, Orane Demazis, Odette Roger, Jean Castan, Leon Belieres; D: Marcel Pagnol; W: Marcel Pagnol; C: Willy; M: Casimir Oberfeld.