Les Gueux Au Paradis (1945)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Heavenly Comedy  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Les Gueux Au Paradis (Hoboes in Paradise) stars two of Marseilles' favorite sons, Fernandel and Raimu. Set during the reign of Louis XV, the film casts Raimu as an innkeeper and Fernandel as his best friend. Dressed up as saints for a masquerade, the two pals are killed in a carriage mishap. They take a quick trip to Hell, where it is decided that they are inappropriately garbed, then ascend to Heaven, where it is determined that it isn't yet "their time." Our heroes are returned to life just in time to foil an attempt by the undertaker to seduce Raimu's "widow." Ironically, Les Gueux Au Paradis was Raimu's next-to-last film; he died in 1946, shortly after the picture's release.

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friendship, heaven, Hell, innkeeper, king, royalty