Three Sailors (1957 film)

Last updated
Three Sailors
Three Sailors (1957 film).jpg
Directed by Maurice de Canonge
Produced by Pierre Gérin
Ignace Morgenstern
Written by Henri Alibert (operetta)
Marcel Rivet
Juliette Saint-Giniez
René Sarvil (operetta)
Maurice de Canonge
Starring Marcel Merkès
Henri Génès
Jeannette Batti
Music by Philippe-Gérard
Cinematography Marc Fossard
Edited by Victor Grizelin
Release date
5 July 1957
Running time
95 minutes
Country France
Language French

Three Sailors (French: Trois de la marine) is a 1957 French comedy film directed by Maurice de Canonge and starring Marcel Merkès, Henri Génès and Jeannette Batti. [1]

Comedy is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect. Films in this style traditionally have a happy ending. One of the oldest genres in film, some of the very first silent movies were comedies, as slapstick comedy often relies on visual depictions, without requiring sound. When sound films became more prevalent during the 1920s, comedy films took another swing, as laughter could result from burlesque situations but also dialogue.

Maurice de Canonge was a French actor and film director. He is also sometimes known by the name Maurice Cannon.

Marcel Merkès, was a French tenor operetta singer.


The film's art direction was by Claude Bouxin. It was shot in Eastmancolor.

Claude Bouxin (1907-1997) was a French art director. He designed the film sets for over ninety productions.

Eastmancolor is a trade name used by Eastman Kodak for a number of related film and processing technologies associated with color motion picture production.


Henri Génès was a French singer and actor who appeared in such films as The Sucker, La Grande Vadrouille, The Brain, The Counterfeit Constable, and The Little Bather.

Jeannette Batti (1921–2011) was a French film actress.

Jean Carmet French actor

Jean Carmet was a French actor.

See also

Related Research Articles

<i>Aux yeux du souvenir</i> 1948 film by Jean Delannoy

Aux yeux du souvenir is a 1948 French language motion picture romantic drama directed by Jean Delannoy who co-wrote screenplay with Henri Jeanson and Georges Neveux. The film stars Michèle Morgan and Jean Marais. The admissions in France were 4,559,689 people. It was nominated for Golden Lion at 1949 Venice Film Festival.

<i>Paris Is Always Paris</i> 1951 film by Luciano Emmer

Paris Is Always Paris is a 1951 Italian-French comedy film directed by Luciano Emmer.

<i>Back Streets of Paris</i> 1940 French film by Marcel Blistène

Back Streets of Paris is a 1946 French drama film directed by Marcel Blistène.

<i>Holiday for Henrietta</i> 1952 French film directed by Julien Duvivier

Holiday for Henrietta is a 1952 French comedy film directed by Julien Duvivier, and starring Dany Robin, Michel Auclair, and Hildegard Knef. While urgently trying to develop a screenplay for a new film, two screenwriters make it up as they bicker along.

<i>The Chocolate Girl</i> (1950 film) 1950 film by André Berthomieu

The Chocolate Girl is a 1950 French musical comedy film directed by André Berthomieu and starring Giselle Pascal, Claude Dauphin and Henri Genès. It is based on a play by Paul Gavault. An earlier adaptation The Chocolate Girl was released in 1932.

<i>The Scandal</i> (1934 French film) 1934 film by Marcel LHerbier

The Scandal is a 1934 French romantic drama film directed by Marcel L'Herbier and starring Gaby Morlay, Henri Rollan and Jean Galland. The film is based on a play written by Henry Bataille, which had previously been turned in a 1923 British silent film of the same title.

Charles Méré French screenwriter

Charles Méré was a French film director, screenwriter, and playwright.

<i>Roger la Honte</i> (1933 film) 1933 film by Gaston Roudès

Roger la Honte is a 1933 French historical drama film directed by Gaston Roudès and starring Constant Rémy, Germaine Rouer and France Dhélia. It is an adaptation of the 1886 novel of the same name by Jules Mary. The film's sets were designed by the art director Claude Bouxin.

The Five Cents of Lavarede is a 1939 French comedy adventure film directed by Maurice Cammage and starring Fernandel, Josette Day and Andrex. It is based on the eponymous 1894 novel by Paul d'Ivoi and Henri Chabrillat.

<i>Three Sailors</i> (1934 film) 1934 film by Charles Barrois

Three Sailors is a 1934 French comedy film directed by Charles Barrois and starring Armand Bernard, Betty Stockfeld and Henri Alibert. It was remade in 1957.

The Duel is a 1927 French silent film directed by Jacques de Baroncelli and starring Mady Christians, Gabriel Gabrio and Jean Murat.

The Marriage of Mademoiselle Beulemans is a 1927 French silent comedy film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Andrée Brabant, Jean Dehelly and Gustave Libeau. It is based on the 1910 Belgian play Le Mariage de mademoiselle Beulemans.

The Mysteries of Paris is a 1935 French drama film directed by Félix Gandéra and starring Lucien Baroux, Madeleine Ozeray and Marcelle Géniat. It is based on the novel The Mysteries of Paris by Eugène Sue.

<i>Mademoiselle Has Fun</i> 1948 film by Jean Boyer

Mademoiselle Has Fun is a 1948 French comedy film directed by Jean Boyer and starring Ray Ventura, Giselle Pascal and Bernard Lancret. It portrays the adventures of an American heiress in France.

<i>The Man from Nowhere</i> (1937 film) 1937 film by Pierre Chenal in French

The Man from Nowhere is a 1937 French drama film directed by Pierre Chenal and starring Pierre Blanchar, Isa Miranda and Catherine Fonteney. It was made at the Cines Studios in Rome, and based on Luigi Pirandello's 1904 novel Il fu Mattia Pascal. A separate Italian-language version of the film was also produced.

<i>A Hundred Francs a Second</i> 1953 film by Jean Boyer

A Hundred Francs a Second is a 1953 French comedy film directed by Jean Boyer and starring Henri Génès, Philippe Lemaire and Jeannette Batti. It is a spin-off from the French radio game show of the same name.

<i>Topaze</i> (1936 film) 1936 film by Marcel Pagnol

Topaze is a 1936 French comedy film directed by Marcel Pagnol and starring Alexandre Arnaudy, Sylvia Bataille and Pierre Asso. It is based on the Pagnol's own 1928 play Topaze. A separate adaptation Topaze had been directed by Louis J. Gasnier three years earlier.

<i>Raboliot</i> (1946 film) 1946 film by Jacques Daroy

Raboliot is a 1946 French drama film directed by Jacques Daroy and starring Julien Bertheau, René Blancard and Lise Delamare. It is based on the 1925 novel of the same title by Maurice Genevoix depicting the life of a poacher.

<i>Sapho</i> (1934 film) 1934 film by Léonce Perret

Sapho is a 1934 French drama film directed by Léonce Perret and starring Mary Marquet, Jean-Max and Marcelle Praince.


  1. Goble p.6