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Robert Lynen as Garvroche
29. Jun 2019 at 22:39
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Robert Lynen as Gavroche


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Reply #1 - 30. Jun 2019 at 15:35
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Garvroche seems to be a popular fictional French boy hero. Needless to say Robert Lynen looks great though I doubt if he's around now.

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Reply #2 - 30. Jun 2019 at 16:36
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Cinefan wrote on 30. Jun 2019 at 15:35:
I doubt if he's around now.


Well, no, he was executed by the Germans in 1944!

I was curious about these photos, since Lynen wasn't in any Les Mis, so far as I knew. Vie et Mort de Poil de Carotte (Lynen's biography) says that Lynen was tested by director Raymond Bernard for the latter's 1934 adaptation of Hugo's novel, but in the end Bernard preferred Emile Genevois as Gavroche, because he thought his face fitted the part better! (Vie et Mort de Poil de Carotte, François Charles, p. 73) These stills are presumably taken from Lynen's screen test.

In fact, Bernard also auditioned Sacha Tarride and Jean Mercanton for the role. You can see in the photos below that Lynen and Mercanton are wearing the same outfit, and Tarride and Genevois are wearing the same shirt:

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Personally, I think they all look quite fabulous.

Below: the winner, Emile Genevois, as Gavroche:

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Re: Robert Lynen as Garvroche
Reply #3 - 30. Jun 2019 at 20:36
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Yes, the screen tests for Robert (plus Sacha and Emile) are on the bluray for the release of the 1934 film.
  
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Reply #4 - 30. Jun 2019 at 22:10
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Quantum wrote on 30. Jun 2019 at 20:36:
Yes, the screen tests for Robert (plus Sacha and Emile) are on the bluray for the release of the 1934 film.



Thanks for the information about the blu-ray. I'm definitely going to have to get it!
  
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Reply #5 - 01. Jul 2019 at 14:30
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Emile Genevois on a postcard:

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