Fortunate [Fortunat]

Alex Joffe (director, screenwriter)
Bourvil, Michele Morgan, Teddy Bilis, Rosy Varte (starring)

Paris: G. de Boissiere, 1960. Original French press kit for the 1960 French-Italian film, "Fortunat." Text in French. Resembling the star biography and film credit packets often seen with US press kits, this material details film credits, cast and crew biographies, and a synopsis. The film was distributed by Cinedis, but here is credited to publicity manager G. de Boissiere, with their cute cat logo, as a complimentary kit.

Based on Michel Breitman's 1955 novel, "Fortunat, ou le pere adopte." During the occupation of France, a drunkard poacher named Fortunat (Bourvil), is tasked with helping Juliette (Morgan) and her two children escape the Nazis. Fortunat and Juliette engage in a brief love affair until she rejoins her husband, the man in charge of a resistance effort and reason for Juliette's evading the Reich.

9 leaves (1 "with compliments" slip, 8 printed rectos), a few corner-stapled, on "DEB (de Boissiere) parchment, mimeograph duplication. Housed in a DEB pocketed paper folder, 8.5 x 12.25 inches. Near Fine overall.

[Book #140960]