|Written by||Gratien Gélinas|
|Produced by||Gratien Gélinas|
Productions Gratien Gélinas
|Distributed by||France Film|
Tit-Coq (lit. "Little Rooster") is a Canadian film, directed by René Delacroix and Gratien Gélinas, and released in 1953.Gélinas' immensely popular play started life as a film script, but when he had difficulty with the financing he performed it on stage. By 1952 he was able to raise the money. Filmed essentially as it appeared on stage, it tells the story of Tit-Coq (Gélinas), a shy, awkward French-Canadian soldier with an irreverent sense of humour who falls for the sister (Monique Miller) of a friend (Clément Latour). She promises to wait for him when he is sent to fight overseas during World War II, but she doesn’t. When Tit-Coq returns he is once again alone in the world.
The film's cast also includes Juliette Béliveau, Denise Pelletier and Jean Duceppe.
The film won the Canadian Film Award for Film of the Year at the 5th Canadian Film Awards in 1953.Gélinas was so moved by the victory that he began to cry during his acceptance speech, and presenter Dorothy Lamour pulled the handkerchief out of his suit pocket and began to dab at his eyes as he spoke.
A restored print of the film was screened at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival, before going into a limited run at repertory theatres.
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René Delacroix was a French film director and screenwriter. He was most noted for a mid-career period from 1949 to 1954 when he was based in Montreal, during which he directed or co-directed several of the most important early feature films in the Cinema of Quebec. The film Tit-Coq, codirected with Gratien Gélinas, won the Canadian Film Award for Film of the Year at the 5th Canadian Film Awards in 1953.