The Cheerful Squadron

The Cheerful Squadron (Italian: Allegro squadrone, French: Les gaietés de l'escadron) is a 1954 Italian-French historical war comedy film directed by Paolo Moffa and starring Vittorio De Sica, Daniel Gélin, Alberto Sordi and Silvana Pampanini.[1][2] It is the third adaptation of a story by Georges Courteline about life in the French military in the late nineteenth century.

The Cheerful Squadron
Directed byPaolo Moffa
Written byGeorges Courteline (play)
Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Alessandro Continenza
Michel Audiard
Marcel Camus
StarringVittorio De Sica
Daniel Gélin
Alberto Sordi
Silvana Pampanini
Music byAnnibale Bizzelli
CinematographyVáclav Vích
Enzo Barboni
Edited byEraldo Da Roma
Film Costellazione Produzione
Les Films Fernand Rivers
Zebra Films
Distributed byCEI Incom
Release date
24 September 1954
Running time
90 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Gianni Polidori


See also


  1. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487.
  2. Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.

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