Rigolboche (film)

Rigolboche is a 1936 French historical musical film directed by Christian-Jaque and starring Mistinguett, André Lefaur and Jules Berry.[1] It portrays a fictionalized version of the life of Rigolboche, the dancer who made the Can-can famous.

Directed byChristian-Jaque
Produced byJean-Pierre Frogerais
Written byJean-Henri Blanchon
Jacques de Bérac
André Lefaur
Jules Berry
Music byCasimir Oberfeld
Jacques Simoneau
CinematographyMarcel Lucien
Edited byWilliam Barache
Productions Sigma
Distributed byLes Acacias
Les Films Vog
Release date
8 October 1936
Running time
90 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Jacques Gotko and Georges Wakhévitch.


  • Joe Alex as Un noir
  • André Berley as Tabourot
  • Jules Berry as Bobby
  • Mady Berry as Madame Corbin
  • Henry Bonvallet as Le directeur de la Police Judiciaire
  • Lino Carenzio as Fredo
  • Amy Collin as La dactylo
  • Régine Dancourt
  • Pedro Elviro
  • André Lefaur as Xavier-Martin, comte de Saint-Servan
  • Charles Lemontier as Saturnin - le régisseur
  • Mistinguett as Lina Bourget
  • Armand Morins as Le danseur
  • Le Petit Patachou as Cricri
  • Georges Paulais as Le juge d'instruction
  • Robert Pizani as Lecor - le croupier
  • Marcelle Rexiane as L'habilleuse
  • Georges Tourreil as Lucien Mirvaux
  • Yves Deniaud as Le caissier du Gloria
  • Erika
  • Georges-François Frontec


  1. Andrews p.355


  • Andrews, Dudley. Mists of Regret: Culture and Sensibility in Classic French Film. Princeton University Press, 1995.

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