Producer and distributor: Les Films Marcel Pagnol.
Script, dialogues and direction: Marcel Pagnol.
Visuals: Willy Faktorovitch.
Set: Cot, Marius Brouquier.
Studios: Marcel Pagnol, Marseille.
Editing: Jeannette Ginestet.
Music: Vincent Scotto.
First public screening: Lyon (Pathé-Palace), December 1940.
Running time: 2h20.
PerformersRaimu - Pascal Amoretti, le puisatier
At the time of the declaration of war, Patricia, a humble young lady, sees Jacques Mazel, a fighter pilot, leave for war without telling him that she is pregnant. Blamed by her father, a well digger, and rejected by the Mazel family of wealthy shopkeepers, she gives birth at an aunt's. But when Jacques is reported missing, all grand-parents gather around the cradle and listen together to the Head of State announcing that France has surrendered.