The Sheep Has Five Legs

The Sheep Has Five Legs
Le Mouton à cinq pattes
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Produced by Raoul Ploquin
Written by Jean Marsan
Jacques Perret
Raoul Ploquin
Henri Troyat
Henri Verneuil
Starring Fernandel
Françoise Arnoul
Music by Georges Van Parys
Cinematography Armand Thirard
Edited by Christian Gaudin
Distributed by Cocinor
Release dates
24 September 1954 (France)
Running time
104 minutes
Country France / USA[1]
Language French

The Sheep Has Five Legs (French: Le Mouton à cinq pattes) is a 1954 French comedy film directed by Henri Verneuil. It won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival[2] and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Story. It's considered a classic of French post-war cinema.


An old farmer whose five sons are quintuplets has hated them for over 20 years. After a visit from the villagers they become convinced that they should all be reunited. A search for the five brothers starts...



  1. Erickson, Hal. "Le Mouton à Cinq Pattes". Allmovie. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
  2. "Winners of the Golden Leopard". Locarno. Archived from the original on July 19, 2009. Retrieved 2012-08-12.

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