Adrien (1943 film)

Adrien is a French comedy film, released in 1943.[1] Directed by Fernandel, the film stars Fernandel as Adrien Moulinet, a modest and unassuming bank clerk who invents a motorized rollerskate but needs the help of advertising agent Jules Petipas (Paul Azaïs) to help market it.

Film poster
Directed byFernandel
Produced byAlfred Greven
Written byJean Aurenche
Jean de Létraz (play)
Paulette Dubost
Jean Tissier
Jane Marken
Music byRoger Dumas
CinematographyArmand Thirard
Edited byChristian Gaudin
Distributed byL'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne
Release date
Running time
80 minutes

The film's cast also includes Paulette Dubost, Huguette Vivier, Dorette Ardenne, Jean Tissier, Jane Marken, Roger Duchesne and Georges Chamarat.


Adrien Moulinet, a collector at Nortier Bank, is the inventor of a motorized rollerskate, which he wants to market. He meets Jules, an unemployed journalist, who is going to help him with this, but, after being attacked and wounded by gangsters, Adrian is sent by his boss to recover in a spa. There, he incidentally meets the two daughters of the banker, - as well as the mistress of the husband of one of the two girls, - and soon, a sentimental and dramatic imbroglio begins to grow around the poor employee.


  1. Colin Crisp, The Classic French Cinema, 1930-1960. Indiana University Press, 1997. ISBN 9780253211156. p. 190.
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