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On purge bébé

AKA: Baby's Laxative

Country: France

Genre: Comedy, Farce



Porcelain manufacturer Monsieur Follavoine hopes to secure a lucrative contract to sell chamberpots to the Ministry of War for use by the French army. However, on the morning when Monsieur Chouilloux from the Ministry pays him a visit to inspect the merchandise, his son Toto (Sacha Tarride), who is referred to as 'Baby', is refusing to take a laxative. In the ensuing drama Toto's mother ends up trying to get their client Chouilloux to have some of the laxative in order to encourage 'Baby' to take some. Oh dear!


  • This was Jean Renoir's very first talking picture.
  • The complete film is available to view on Dailymotion (link below), albeit without subtitles. However, an English subtitle file is also provided below.

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  • Jacques Louvigny
    (M. Follavoine)
  • Michel Simon
    (M. Chouilloux)
  • Marguerite Pierry
    (Julie Follavoine)
  • Sacha Tarride
  • Olga Val
    (Madame Chouilloux)
  • Nicole Fernandez
  • Fernandel
    (M. Truchet)

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Interesting medium-length piece by Jean Renoir, director of the marvellous classics La petite marchande d'allumettes, La Grande illusion and La Marseillaise. Humour rather laboured.

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