Marcel Pagnol on the set of "Le femme du boulanger" [The Baker's Wife]

N.p. N.p., 1937. Vintage double weight photograph from the 1938 film. A candid, on-the-set photograph by the film's credited still photographer, Roger Corbeau, of a cafe scene featuring the film's principal character (actor Raimu), with the camera crew just to the left, in the shadows, the borders of the studio set clearly visible. With Roger Corbeau's photo credit ("PHOTO ROGER CORBEAU") at the bottom left of the frame. On the verso is a rubber stamp for the Cinemonde Archives.

An extraordinary "fourth wall" shot, demonstrating at once the method and the magic of Pagnol's filmmaking, as well as his relentless interest in provincial life in France. In this film, a new baker, Aimable (Raimu) settles down in a small French village. His wife Aurelie is beautiful and much younger than he. She departs with a shepherd the night after Aimable produces his first breads. Aimable is so afflicted that he cannot work anymore. The villagers, who initially laugh at his cuckoldry, soon take the matter very seriously (they want the bread), and organize a plan to find Aurelie and to bring her back to the bakery and her husband.

In a custom museum-quality frame, archivally mounted, with UV glass. 9.25 by 7 inches. Four tiny single pinholes at the corners, within the white marginal border. Near Fine overall.


[Book #133241]

Price: $850.00