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Louis Alfred Doumet, known by his stage name of Doumel, (born 2 December 1889 in Marseille; died 23 May 1954 in Reillanne) [1] was a French actor and comedian active in the inter-war years.



Having moved to Paris thanks to the passion for the southern style, which flowered at the time with operettas and films on the subject, Doumel started to appear in small music halls and theatres, entertaining audiences with comic stories from Marseille, [2] where he met other actors such as Gorlett and Rellys. Louis Doumel also appeared in various operettas and plays and recorded some discs of tall stories and Marseille jokes. [3]

He appeared in his first film in 1926 and continued making films until the Second World War. He is best known for his appearances in César directed Marcel Pagnol, as the ill-advised friend of Marius, and with Fernandel in Ignace directed by Pierre Colombier.


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  1. Doumel (1889-1954): pseudonyme individuel, Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  2. "A Bobino", Paris-soir, 21 October 1932, p 5. Retrieved 21 September 2017. (in French)
    - "Doumel, à Archachon", L'Avenir d'Arcachon, 26 August 1928, p 2. Retrieved 21 September 2017. (in French)
  3. "DISQUES: Parmi les nouveautés", Le Populaire, 10 May 1930, p 5. Retrieved 21 September 2017. (in French)
    - Histoires Marseillaises (2 et 3) catalogue entry at Bibliothèques spécialisées de la Ville de Paris. (Audio clips are available at this site.)
  4. "Les Galeries Lévy et Cie", Oran-Spectacles, 1 October 1932, p 15. Retrieved 21 September 2017. (in French)
  5. "CINÉMA-THÉATRE", L'Indépendant du Berry, 17 April 1937. Retrieved 21 September 2017. (in French)
  6. Georges Damas, "Balthazar de Pierre Colombier, Ciné France, 11 February 1938, p 6. Retrieved 21 September 2017. (in French)
  7. "Les Pirates du rail de Christian Jaque", Ciné France, 11 February 1938, p 7. Retrieved 21 September 2017. (in French)
  8. La Comédie du bonheur, Retrieved 21 September 2017. (in French)