I have to say I’m really enjoying watching Jean Gabin movies. Thus far, we haven’t seen a bad film. Sure there are some we like more than others but they’re all pretty good. The exception might be Golgotha which we found out was dubbed and promptly ejected it.
Here he is in La Bandera. You know, movies were so much more topically varied back then (1935.) I mean can you imagine a writer pitching this story to a studio executive today: “This is going to be a great movie. It’s about this guy who has to leave France because of a dark secret and he ends up in Spain and he joins the Spanish Foreign Legion. He later goes to a bar called ‘Flat Chests.’ The people will love it.”
I nonetheless enjoyed this film.