Papa, maman, ma femme et moi... (1956)
aka: Papa, Mama, My Wife and Me
A film directed by Jean-Paul Le Chanois

Genre: Comedy


Robert has married Catherine, his parents' former maid, but he still lives with his mother and father. When, in due course, Robert and Catherine begin to produce their own offspring, it becomes obvious to everyone that the apartment is too small for two families...
© 2012

Film Review

Papa, maman, ma femme et moi... is a French film comedy first released in Portugal on 13th May 1955, directed by Jean-Paul Le Chanois. The film stars Robert Lamoureux, Gaby Morlay, Fernand Ledoux, Nicole Courcel and Elina Labourdette. It has also been released under the title: Papa, Mama, My Wife and Me.   It is a Lambor Films production, produced by Jules Borkon and distributed by Cocinor.  

Our overall rating for Papa, maman, ma femme et moi... is: good - passable entertainment.

Other memorable films that have been directed by Jean-Paul Le Chanois include: La Vie est à nous (1936), Agence matrimoniale (1952), La Française et l'amour (1960) and Mandrin (1962). The actor Robert Lamoureux has also appeared in: Au fil des ondes (1951), Le Don d'Adèle (1951), Allô... je t'aime (1952) and Lettre ouverte (1953).

Other comedy films of the 1950s from France that are worth watching include: Henri-Georges Clouzot's Miquette et sa mère (1950), Jacques Tati's Mon oncle (1958), Sacha Guitry's La Poison (1951), Jacques Tati's Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953) and Marcel Achard's La Valse de Paris (1950).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Jean-Paul Le Chanois
  • Script: Marcel Aymé, Pierre Véry, Jean-Paul Le Chanois
  • Photo: Marc Fossard
  • Music: Georges Van Parys
  • Cast: Robert Lamoureux (Robert Langlois), Gaby Morlay (Gabrielle Langlois), Fernand Ledoux (Fernand Langlois), Nicole Courcel (Catherine Langlois), Elina Labourdette (Marguerite), Renée Passeur (La visiteuse snob), Madeleine Barbulée (Une collègue de Fernand), Gabrielle Fontan (La directrice de l'institut Saint-Beuve), Michel Etcheverry (L'explorateur), Marcel Pérès (L'entrepreneur), Bernard Musson (L'huissier), Robert Rollis (Léon "Alibi"), Michel Lallier (Michel Langlois), François Lallier (François Langlois), Jean Tissier (Maître Petitot), Louis de Funès (Monsieur Calomel), Amédée (Un invité parlant automobile), Luc Andrieux (Le déménageur), Edmond Ardisson (L'employé du gaz), Christian Brocard (Un futur père), José Casa (Angelo), Henri Coutet (Un homme qui amène le panneau de vente), Hubert de Lapparent (Le commissaire du cross), Mylène Demongeot (La fille qui ouvre la porte), Paul Faivre (Le curé)
  • Country: France
  • Language: French
  • Support: Black and White
  • Runtime: 105 min
  • Aka: Papa, Mama, My Wife and Me ; Papa, Mama, My Woman and Me
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