Marcel Pagnol, who meets up again here with his master Alphonse Daudet, intended to shoot a series of "LETTERS". He started with "LES TROIS MESSES BASSES" ("THE THREE LOW MASSES"), "L'ELIXIR DU PERE GAUCHER" ("THE ELIXIR OF FATHER GAUCHER") and "LE SECRET DE MAÎTRE CORNILLE" ("THE SECRET OF MASTER CORNILLE"), in 1954. Those are the most provençal letters of the series. Only in 1967 did he direct "LE CURÉ DE CUCUGNAN" ("THE PRIEST OF CUCUGNAN") for television screening, which ended his film adaptation of the "LETTERS".

Les Lettres de mon moulin ("Letters From My Windmill"): Le secret de Maître Cornille ("The Secret of Master Cornille")

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Producer: Compagnie Méditerranéenne de Films.
Production manager: Jo Martinetti.
Script, dialogues and direction: Marcel Pagnol, (after the book by Alphonse Daudet).
Visuals: Willy Faktorovitch.
Set: Robert Giordani and Jean Mandaroux.
Music: Henri Tomasi.
Editing: Monique Lacombe and Jeannette Rongier.
First public screening: Paris, November 1954.
Running time: 160 minutes.


Edouard Delmont - Maître Cornille
Pierrette Bruno - Vivette
Roger Cruzet - A. Daudet
Serge Davin - Roumanille
Arius - M. Decanis
Michel Galabru - Tintin


Will Vivette reveal the secret of her grandfather, Master Cornille, to the gentleman from Paris, Alphonse Daudet?