Movie of the Day

French grande for JEANNOU (Léon Poirier, France, 1943)

Artist: uncredited

Poster source: Dominique Besson

Jeannou is pleasant but somewhat loses steam in its last third. All that remains is thoroughly enjoyable: the wonderful landscapes of Perigord—the black and white cinematography is dazzling—the lovely Michèle Alfa, and a curious (for the time) unusual ecological side—let’s preserve our natural beauty. Coal has been found on an old aristocrat’s property and the vultures are eager to exploit it. But the noble is not prepared to accept it.” –IMDb User Review