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My Wife's Husband (1963)

La cuisine au beurre (original title)
After thirteen years in Germany, Fernand is coming back to his wife and his restaurant. But since his disparition, his wife as made her life with a norman chef, sympathetic but a specialist... See full summary »


Gilles Grangier


Pierre Lévy-Corti (scenario), Jean Le Vitte (scenario) (as Jean Lévitte) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Fernandel ... Fernand Jouvin - un restaurateur marseillais
Bourvil ... André Colombey - un restaurateur normand
Claire Maurier Claire Maurier ... Christiane Colombey - ex Jouvin, la femme d'André
Andrex ... Pelletan
Mag-Avril Mag-Avril ... Mme Rose (as Mag Avril)
Edmond Ardisson ... Carlotti (as Ardisson)
Henri Arius Henri Arius ... Le maire (as Arius)
Laurence Lignières Laurence Lignières ... Marinette (as Laurence Lignères)
Evelyne Séléna Evelyne Séléna ... Louise
Gaston Rey Gaston Rey ... Espinasse
André Tomasi André Tomasi ... Gervasoni
Roger Bernard Roger Bernard ... Le petit (as Le petit Roger Bernard)
Henri Vilbert Henri Vilbert ... Maître Sarrazin
Anne-Marie Carrière Anne-Marie Carrière ... Gerda
Michel Galabru ... Maximin


After thirteen years in Germany, Fernand is coming back to his wife and his restaurant. But since his disparition, his wife as made her life with a norman chef, sympathetic but a specialist of butter's cooking when Fernand cook only with oil! Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Bigamy, adultery, thievery...no one's perfect and the most imperfect of all is the inimitable Fernandel See more »




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Bourvil, who was excited to play besides Fernandel, his long time idol, was deceived by him, because Fernandel ignored him between the takes and behaved in a very arrogant way with the rest of the crew. According to Bourvil, Fernandel thought he was, him, Fernandel, the real lord and god on the shooting. See more »


Remade as French Cuisine (2015) See more »


La Caissière du Grand Café
Music by Louis Izoird
Lyrics by Louis Bousquet
Performed by Fernandel
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Bourvil and Fernandel in Martigues : Normandy / Provence, butter / oil.
17 October 2019 | by happytrigger-64-390517See all my reviews

When he was young, Bourvil admired Fernandel, and it was a pleasure shooting with him, but Fernandel was tough with Bourvil trying to steal the movie and Grangier helped Bourvil without showing it to Fernandel. Bourvil had already met the fabulous Jean Gabin in "la Traversée de Paris", Jean Marais in "le Capitan", and he was soon to team with Louis de Funès in "le Corniaud" and "la Grande Vadrouille". Bourvil and Fernandel are great in this confrontation of the two husbands with two different cookings in picturesque Martigues, and finally having big laughs together, these scenes are great. I'm not a fan of Fernandel, but here he is much tougher than usual and he gains a lot on the screen. Louis de Funès was soon shooting his own restaurant movie, "le Grand restaurant".

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20 December 1963 (France) See more »

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