Hello Smile !

Hello Smile !
Directed by Claude Sautet
Produced by Vox Films (France)
Written by Jean Marsan
Yves Robert
Darry Cowl
Jean Carmet
Annie Cordy
Starring Henri Salvador
Louis de Funès
Music by Jean Constantin
Distributed by Sirius
Release dates
29 February 1956 (France)
Running time
90 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $8,169,739[1]

Hello Smile ! or Bonjour sourire, is a French comedy film from 1956, directed by Claude Sautet, written by Jean Marsan, starring Henri Salvador and Louis de Funès. The film is known under the titles "Die tolle Residenz" (West Germany), "Sourire aux lèvres" (Belgium French title).[2]


The small principality of Monte Marino is in turmoil : the gloom of the heir to the throne, the Princess Aline, is the cause. The Prime Minister would like to see her smile, which would promote his advances to her and allow him to consider the crown. Despite all the subterfuges, Aline is not brightens. It will take four Parisian fantasy, Jimmy Gaillard, Annie Cordy, Henri Salvador and Christian Duvaleix, join forces to back the joy in the heart of the princess.


  • Olga Thorel : Princess Aline, Daisy, Sophie
  • Louis de Funès : M. Bonoeil
  • Marcel Lupovici : Anatole d'Erceny
  • Jean Carmet : Jean Courtebride
  • Annie Cordy : Herself
  • Henri Salvador : Himself
  • Jimmy Gaillard : Himself
  • Christian Duvaleix : Himself
  • Lisette Lebon : Rosette
  • André Philipp : The King of Monte-Néro
  • Darry Cowl : The doctor
  • Harry Max : Double Note, professor of music
  • Bernard Musson : The butler
  • Pierre Duncan : The policeman


  1. "Bonjour sourire (1956)". JP Box Office. Retrieved 1956-11-04. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. Hello Smile ! at the Internet Movie Database

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