The Fenouillard Family [La famille Fenouillard]

Yves Robert (director, screenwriter)
Christophe (comic strip)
Jean Ferry (screenwriter)
Sophie Desmarets, Jean Richard, Annie Sinigalia, Marie-Hose Ruiz (starring)

Paris: Gaumont, 1961. Original program for the 1961 French film, here under the original French title. Illustrated in red, black, and white, and stills from the film, with laid-in synopsis sheets featuring the "Fenouillard" family and oversize umbrella illustration on the rectos.

Based on the 19th century French comic by Marie Louis Georges Colomb (Christophe), one of the earliest in the country's history. Leocadie Fenouillard (Desmarets) and her family travel to France to visit the Eiffel Tower but end up on a boat headed for Brazil. They escape being eating by cannibals, and sail to somewhere in the Arctic, where they take refuge in an igloo. Their adventures take them to Japan, where they imitate geishas, and finally through Africa's riverbanks, until they return home, all without once seeing the Eiffel Tower.

Program 9.25 x 12 inches, saddle-stapled, 4 leaves, with 2 loose sheets slightly smaller. Very Good plus, with light foxing and a few short creases.

[Book #143998]