Saturnin Fabre

  1. Nöel Roquevert,  L’Impossible Monsieur Pipelet, France, 1955.    All change for André Hunebelle’s film… Louis de Funès replaced Roquevert when he  replaced a busy Fabre as The Colonel, Gaby Morlay succeeded Jane Marken as  Germaine and Etchika Choureau (soon to be nicknamed The Sneeze by Hollywood flacks) took over as Michel Simon’s daughter from…  20-year-old Brigitte Bardot!
  2. Jean Tissier, Les snobs, France, 1962.    For the menagerie of monsters  in his third film, Jean-Pierre Mocky – the one-man-Nouvelle Vague – wanted all the comiques he could muster,  old  wave or new. However, his old stage co-star Fabre proved too old. He had retired after making his 79th and final film, Escalier de service, in 1954. One of his co-stars from Clochemerle, 1948, Jean Brochard, was also considered.

 Birth year: 1884Death year: 1961Other name: Casting Calls:  2