France | 1931 | DCP | 127 min. | French with English subtitles
Director: Alexander Korda
Cast: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis
In the warm, funny and beautifully acted first of three movies based on Marcel Pagnol’s trilogy of plays, Marius (Fresnay) dreams of leaving Marseille where he works in the Bar de la Marine, owned by his father, César (Raimu). For a time, Marius’ wanderlust is kept in check by his love for Fanny (Demazis), who wants to marry Marius, but, ultimately, a sacrifice will be made.