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AKA: Coster Bill of Paris

Country: France

Genre: Drama



Jérôme Crainquebille, a poor vegetable peddler in Paris, is accused of having insulted a policeman, and finds himself ground up in the cogs of a Kafkaesque judicial system. When finally released from jail, his bourgeois customers shun him; but at the point of suicide he is redeemed by an orphan newsboy (Jean Forest) who is even poorer than he is.


  • AKA "Coster Bill of Paris" and "Old Bill of Paris" (in the UK), and as "Bill" (in the US)
  • Based on the 1901 novel "L'Affaire Crainquebille" by French writer Anatole France (1844-1924)
Picture for Crainquebille


  • Maurice de Féraudy
    (Jérôme Crainquebille)
  • Jean Forest
    (La Souris - 'Mouse')
  • Félix Oudart
    (L'agent 64)
  • Marguerite Carré
    (Mme Laure)
  • Jeanne Cheirel
    (Mme Bayard)
  • René Worms
    (M. Lemerle)

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