Les aventures de till l'espiegle

Gerard Philipe (director, screenwriter, starring)
Charles de Coster (novel)
Rene Barhaval, Rene Wheeler (screenwriters)
Jean Vilar, Fernand Ledoux, Nicole Berger (starring)

France: Cinedis, Circa 1956. Collection of 18 original black-and-white single weight photographs and 12 medium-format color transparencies, from the 1956 French-German film, released in the US as "Bold Adventure" (circa 1957). Supporting actress Francoise Fabian is prominently featured in 6 stunning large transparencies, this being one of her first films, and costars are seen in other images, including the triple-threat Philipe. Photos with rubber-stamped numbers on the versos, with original glassine sleeves and small mailing envelope for photos, housed in an original French Normal Ortho photo paper box.

Based on Coster's novel "La Legende et les Aventures heroiques, joyeuses et glorieuses d'Ulenspiegel et de Lamme Goedzak au pays de Flandres et ailleurs" (1867). Resistance piece about Till (Philipe), a prankster and progressive leader in the Netherlands during its reformation, who organizes resistance armies with his girlfriend, Nele (Berger). The film itself was one of a few postwar co-productions by East Germany's state-owned DEFA, and France, the others being Raymond Rouleau's "Die Hexen von Salem" (1957, "The Witches of Salem"), Jean-Paul Le Chanois' two-part "Die Elenden" (1959, "Les Misérables"), and Louis Daquin's "Trübe Wasser" (1960, "Muddy Waters").

Photos 3.5 x 4.5 inches with white borders at the foot, and 12 transparencies from 2.25 x 4.75 inches to 3.75 x 4.75 inches, both single and double frames. Very Good plus overall, smaller transparencies with light soil, and box lid with a single split.

[Book #144272]