Paris: Chronos Films, 1957. Collection of 6 original black-and-white photographs for the 1959 French film, all featuring starring actor Richard, in uniforms, on bicycles, and drinking Perrier bottled water. Film title in holograph ink on the versos, 1 photo with a "Le Parisien libere" press rubberstamp.
A little seen comedy about a two French towns who compete at football (soccer), the goalie of what town who is traded to the other for a cow becomes infatuated by a local young woman (Tanguy). Director Bastia was an assistant director in the 1940s and 1950s, when he worked almost exclusively with director Jean Boyer, until his debut with this film, the first in this series involving gendarmes and Champignol, followed by "The Gendarm of Champignol" (1959) and "The Boss of Champignol" (1966).
Photographs range 3 x 4.25 inches (7.5 x 10.75 cm) to 9.25 x 11.75 inches (23.5 x 29.75 cm). Very Good overall, light curling, a few brief creases, slight discoloration to one, a few with pinholes.