Op.: Georges Specht. Cast: André Luguet (Cargouët), Léonce Perret (Armanson), Suzanne Grandais (Martine), Yvette Andreyor (Christiane), Mlle Davrières. Prod.: Gaumont 35mm. L.o.: 280 m. L.: 242 m. D.: 11’ a 18 f/s. Pochoir.
The knight d’Armençon, widowed at a young age, lives on the income from his possessions, away from the rest of the world. He devotes himself exclusively to educating his only child, Christiane, a delightful blond girl of eighteen whose joyful laughter fills the castle and gardens with life. […] The knight is now nearing fifty : he’d like to see Christiane married and feel the joy of becoming grandfather. […] The young inconsolable marquis resigns himself and sets forth towards his relatives’ castle, where he receives a warm welcome from the knight and his daughter. The mischievous Christiane immediately notices that the pious marquis is a simpleton who pays no attention whatsoever to her, his beautiful cousin’s, grace and charm. […] Christiane runs to the knight: «I will not marry your nephew… he’s too dim-witted.» The gentleman is not at all pleased by this and decides to resort immediately to the services of Martine, the castle washerwoman. Martine is a pleasant girl, who’s bright and not too prudish. She agrees to sharpen the wits of the young marquis and give him some lessons in love.
Brochure from Société des Etablissements Gaumont