My Childish Father (1930 film)

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My Childish Father
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Directed by Jean de Limur
Written byJean de Limur
Léopold Marchand
Based onMy Childish Father by Léopold Marchand
Starring Adolphe Menjou
Roger Tréville
Alice Cocéa
Cinematography Georges Asselin
René Colas
Otto Kanturek
Edited byStewart B. Moss
Music by Jose Lucchesi
Distributed byPathé-Natan
Release date
1 May 1930
Running time
88 minutes
Language French

My Childish Father (French: Mon gosse de père) is a 1930 French drama film directed by Jean de Limur and starring Adolphe Menjou, Roger Tréville and Alice Cocéa. It is based on the 1925 play of the same title by Léopold Marchand which was later remade in 1953 as My Childish Father . [1] The film's sets were designed by the art director Jacques Colombier. It was one of twelve sound films produced by Pathé-Natan that year following the conversion from silent film. [2] A separate English-Language version The Parisian was produced, also starring Menjou. [3]



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