Champion Du Regiment (1932)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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One hardly needs a crash course in French to realize that the title of this comedy translates as The Regiment's Champion. The film is essentially a vehicle for comic actor Bach, here cast as a bumbling village priest. After falling in a river, Bach dons a soldier's coat while he waits for his own hassock to dry. Sure enough, our hero is mistaken for a soldier and ordered to "return" to the local barracks. Undergoing a great deal of difficulty adjusting to military life, Bach becomes the hero of the regiment by winning a crucial boxing match. Josette Day, later a popular French leading lady, made one of her earliest screen appearances in Champion du Regiment.

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boxing, bumbler, military, mistaken-identity, priest, soldier