Regain (1937) AKA Harvest


One by one, the inhabitants of a provincial French village depart, until only the poacher Panturle remains. He dreams of finding a wife and bringing the village back to life. One day, the village is visited by a travelling knife-grinder, Gédémus, and a young woman, Arsule, whom he treats as a slave. Is Panturle’s dream about to become reality?

Director: Marcel Pagnol. AKA Harvest
Stars: Fernandel, Orane Demazis, Marguerite Moreno, Édouard Delmont, Henri Poupon, Marguerite Chabert, Odette Roger, Charblay, Charles Blavette, Milly Mathis, Louisard, Louis Chaix, Bassac, Jean Castan, Olive Pierre, Paul Dullac, Gabriel Gabrio. 

1939 New York Film Critics Circle Award – Winner Best Foreign Language Film.


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  1. James558
    March 5, 2019

    Oh wow, been looking for this one forever! Can’t thank you enough, Jon!

  2. Betsy-B
    March 5, 2019

    Terribly hard to find this Marcel Pagnol film with eng subs. You are a Prince, Jon!

  3. Tony C
    March 6, 2019

    Jon, Many thanks for filling this request. I’ve been looking for this with english subs for over twenty years

  4. March 8, 2019

    A magnificent film in a gorgeous restoration. What a treat to see this!

  5. Allan
    March 11, 2019

    A wonderful celebration of peace and the regenerating power of love.. The print is without a blemish and the Honneger score is lovely.I had not seen the pre-war Fernandel before and he was simply terrific. This is the best film I have seen so far among your treasures. Many,many thanks

  6. Wolfgang Jahn
    January 21, 2024

    10/10, heartwarming positive storytelling. Just ❤❤❤❤.

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