WriterGeza von Radvanyi, Rene Barjavel Release date4 January 1954 (France) ScreenplayGeza von Radvanyi, Rene Barjavel CastMichel Simon (Auguste Bard), Louis de Funès (M. Chanteau), Yves Deniaud (Antonio), Geneviève Page (Donata) Similar moviesLouis de Funes and Michel Simon appear in Strange Desire of Mr Bard and Monsieur Taxi
LEtrange Desir de monsieur Bard English: The Strange Desire of Mr. Bard, is a French drama film from 1954, directed by Geza von Radvanyi, written by Geza von Radvanyi, starring Michel Simon and Louis de Funes.
A terminally ill Mr. Bard, a casino bus driver forced to quit his job, miraculously wins a fortune playing roulette. Instantly becoming a millionaire, he wants to fulfill his life's dream: to become a father. This plan is opposed by his greedy relatives who would go any low to take this money away from him. They are being led by a small-time crook. Mr. Bard's natural shyness and good heart lead him to the journey of self-exploration and finding his true love.
Auguste Bard is a bus driver who lives alone because women dont find him attractive. He suffers with a heart condition and eventually he is told by his doctor that he has only but a short time left to live. He decides to take an early retirement. Then he wins a huge amount of money at a casino and can afford to pay the professional dancer Donata to keep him company.
Louis de Funes and Michel Simon appear in Strange Desire of Mr Bard and Monsieur Taxi. Louis de Funes and Yves Deniaud appear in Strange Desire of Mr Bard and Mr Leguignon Lampiste. Louis de Funes and Michel Simon appear in Strange Desire of Mr Bard and Limpossible Monsieur Pipelet. Louis de Funes appears in Strange Desire of Mr Bard and Boniface somnambule. Louis de Funes and Michel Simon appear in Strange Desire of Mr Bard and La Poison.
Michel Simon: Auguste Bard
Yves Deniaud: Antonio
Genevieve Page: Donata
Georgette Anys: Julie
Louis de Funes: Monsieur Chanteau
Paul Demange: the nervous doctor
Paul Frankeur: the priest
Genevieve Page: Donata Francescati, the dancer
Henri Cremieux: Ernest, the grocer
Henri Arius: the commissioner
Lucien Callamand: the notary
Emma Lyonel: the directrices
Colette Ricard: Beatrice, the daughter of Julie and Ernest