The Baker's Wife (film)

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The Baker's Wife
Baker's Wife Film.jpg
Directed by Marcel Pagnol
Produced by Charles Pons
Screenplay by Marcel Pagnol
Based on Blue Boy by Jean Giono
Starring Raimu
Ginette Leclerc
Fernand Charpin
Music by Vincent Scotto
Cinematography Georges Benoît
Edited by Suzanne de Troeye
Release date
  • 7 September 1938 (1938-09-07)
Running time
133 minutes
Country France
Language French

The Baker's Wife (French: La femme du boulanger) is a 1938 French comedy film directed by Marcel Pagnol. It is based on the novel Blue Boy by French author Jean Giono and became the basis of the American musical The Baker's Wife.


The peacefulness of a village is shattered when the wife of the local baker runs off with a handsome shepherd. In his despair, the baker becomes heartbroken and no longer bakes bread. The villages organize forces to bring the wife back to her husband, and back to their daily bread.



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