|The Pretty Miller Girl|
|Directed by||Marcel Pagnol|
|Written by||Marcel Pagnol|
|Starring|| Tino Rossi |
|Edited by||Jeanne Rongier|
|Music by||Tony Aubin|
Société du Film La Belle Meunière
|23 November 1949|
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Composer Franz Schubert goes to the countryside to find inspiration.He meets a girl, Brigitte, near a windmill. However, the local lord wants her as his lover. Distraught, Schubert leaves and writes some new music to get over it.
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