Film by Léon Mathot (1935) based on Edmond Audran's opéra comique (1880).
With Germaine Roger, Thérèse Dorny, Lucien Baroux, Dranem.
A mascot brings good luck: Bettina, a humble turkey-keeper, will keep her gift as long as she remains a virgin. She meets a ruined prince who decides to take her to his court but her lover decides to intervene. Fifty-five years after the premiere of the operetta, the film met with a triumphant success.
Screening presented by Benoît Duteurtre with attractions
The artists of the Opéra Comique company were among the first interpreters hired by the emerging film industry, from silent movies inspired by standards of the repertoire to musical films taking advantage of the successes of the Opéra Comique. Today the Opéra Comique offers to explore opera in cinema with the help of Benoît Duteurtre. The programming of these films is a way to revive the emotion of a screening in a historic theater and to discover forgotten or recently restored masterpieces.
In partnership with the INA.