Fun in the Barracks

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Fun in the Barracks
Directed by Maurice Tourneur
Written by Georges Courteline (play)
Edouard Nores (play)
Georges Dolley
Starring Raimu
Jean Gabin
René Donnio
Cinematography Raymond Agnel
René Colas
Edited by Jacques Tourneur
Distributed by Pathé-Natan
Release dates 18 September 1932
Running time 85 minutes
Country France
Language French

Fun in the Barracks (French: Les Gaietés de l'escadron) is a 1932 French comedy film directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring Raimu, Jean Gabin and Fernandel. It was based on a play by Georges Courteline and Edouard Nores. Tourneur was remaking the story, having previously filmed a silent version in 1913.[1] The film was one of the most expensive made by Tourneur and was a popular commercial hit.[2]


The film is set in 1885. It focuses on a group of troops, a mix of regulars and reservists, and their different responses to the daily military routines. A crisis emerges when a General pays a visit while two deserters are still absent.



  1. ^ Waldman p.146
  2. ^ Waldman p.146


  • Waldman, Harry. Maurice Tourneur: The Life and Films. McFarland, 2008.

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