Le Portrait de son père (1953)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Le Portrait de Son Pere (His Father's Portrait) tries, and sometimes succeeds, to get laughs by playing straight. Comic actor Jean Richard plays a peasant lad who suddenly inherits a fortune from the father he never knew he had. Thrust into the uppermost rungs of Parisian society, Richard manages to hold his own despite the chicanery of the dead man's widow. He also turns his late father's store, which has been moribund for several years, into a thriving success. American filmgoers were mildly amused by the plotline of Le Portrait de Son Pere, though most were more interested in the feminine charms of third-billed Brigitte Bardot.



fortune [wealth], inheritance, peasant, widow/widower