Producer: Marcel Pagnol, Roger Richebé.
Script and dialogues: Marcel Pagnol, after Georges d'Esparbès' novel "Les Demi-Soldes".
Direction: Roger Richebé.
Visuals: Enzo Riccioni, Léo Courtois.
Set: Robert Gys, Marc Lauer.
Wardrobe: Jacques Heim (for Annie Ducaux's dresses).
Sound: Marcel Courmes.
Music: Vincent Scotto.
Editing: Jean Mamy.
First public screening: Paris (Colisée), November 1933.
Running time: 2 h 05.
PerformersPierre Renoir - Colonel de Montander
At the Restoration, Napoleon's officers are forced to retire and have to live on half-pay. Useless and idle, they have lost all prestige and spend their time getting together, hoping he will be back soon. When the emperor dies, they plot to offer the throne to Napoleon II.