Les Hussards

Les Hussards

Film poster
Directed by Alex Joffé
Produced by Ignace Morgenstern
Written by Gabriel Arout
Jean Halain
Based on Les Hussards
by Pierre-Aristide Bréal
Starring Bernard Blier
Louis de Funès
Music by Georges Auric
Cinematography Raymond Heil
Edited by Henri Rust
Cocinor, Cocinex, Sédif
Distributed by Cocinor
Release dates
8 November 1955 (France)
Running time
102 minutes
Country France
Language French

Les Hussards (English: Cavalrymen), is a French comedy film from 1955, directed by Alex Joffé, written by Gabriel Arout, starring Bernard Blier, Giovanna Ralli, Bourvil, and with Georges Wilson, Virna Lisi, Louis de Funès playing supporting roles.[1] The film is known under the titles "Cavalrymen" (international English title), "Les hussards" (Belgium French title), "De husaren" (Belgium Flemish title), "La piccola guerra" (Italy), "Huszárok" (Hungary).[2]


During the Italian campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars Brigadier Le Gouce and private Jean-Louis forfeit their horses. Afraid of a severe punishment both lie to Captain Georges. They just make up a story about them having been the target of a selective ambush. Little later their regiment is annihilated by an Austrian attack. Only the two humbuggers are lucky enough to survive. Napoleon has them celebrated as heroes and thus they get into the books of history.



  1. "Les Hussards". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  2. Les Hussards at the Internet Movie Database

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