The Heart on the Sleeve

The Heart on the Sleeve (French: Le Coeur sur la main) is a 1948 French comedy film directed by André Berthomieu and starring Bourvil, Michèle Philippe and Jacques Louvigny.[1]

The Heart on the Sleeve
Directed byAndré Berthomieu
Produced byJean Mugeli
Screenplay byAndré Berthomieu
Paul Vandenberghe
Michèle Philippe
Jacques Louvigny
Music byGeorges Van Parys
CinematographyFred Langenfeld
Edited byJeannette Berton
Claude Gros
Union Cinématographique Lyonnaise
Distributed byS.R.O.
Release date
22 December 1948
Running time
95 minutes

It had admissions in France of 3,657,951.[2]

It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris and on location in the city. The film's sets were designed by the art director Raymond Nègre.


Léo Ménard works as a sexton in a small parish. When the Parisian singer Mary Pinson performs in his village he's asked to accompany her on his accordion, because the pianist is unavailable. His nightly performance causes a scandal in the Catholic community and he loses his job. He leaves to Paris to look up the singer.

Main cast


  1. Rège p.93
  2. "Bourvil Box Office". Box Office Story.

Comme beaucoup pourraient le penser, le cœur sur la main n’est pas une expression. L’expression est : la main sur le cœur (générosité)


  • Rège, Philippe. Encyclopedia of French Film Directors, Volume 1. Scarecrow Press, 2009.
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