La Coqueluche (1971)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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This slapstick comedy finds a train conductor Pierre Richard unable to sleep at home due to his neighbor's rooster crowing. In an effort to silence the bird, he chases is on the top of the barn. The neighbor gives the rooster to the surprised conductor, who takes the bird on his job the next day. Soon the bird awakens sleeping passengers, and the train inspector (Claude Pieplu) is called to investigate. When the rooster leads the inspector to his owner, the conductor is discovered. Although the inspector promises to go easy on the man, he quits his job and joins his girlfriend in the train's drinking car for a chicken dinner.



animal, conductor [music], sleeplessness