La Cavalcade Des Heures (1943)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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That matchless Gallic comedian Fernandel is but one of the many spicy ingredients of Love Around the Clock. The film's original title, La Cavalcade des Heures, was closer to the central theme: man's relation to, and utter reliance on, Time. Eight different stories are offered herein, each playlet illustrating how important the clock is to one's destiny. In the Fernandel sequence, the actor is cast as a bum who tries to cadge a meal in a restaurant. Most critics felt that the best of the dramatic vignettes was the one starring Tramel as a browbeaten husband who decides -- disastrously -- to alter his daily, set-in-stone routine. Throughout, Pierre Caillol appears as Time personified, making wry comments about the human comedy.