Nana based on the novel by Émile Zola ; The Little match girl based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen's tale ; The elusive corporal based on the novel by Jacques Perret.
Originally released as motion pictures 1925-1962.
Disc 1. Fille de l'eau = Whirlpool of fate (1928) / directed by Jean Renoir ; written by Pierre Lestringuez -- Nana (1926) / directed by Jean Renoir ; written by Pierre Lestringuez, Jean Renoir -- Disc 2. Sur un air de Charleston = Charleston parade (1927) / directed by Jean Renoir -- La petite marchande d'allumettes = The little match girl (1928) / directed by Jean Renoir, Jean Tédesco ; written by Jean Renoir -- La Marseillaise (1938) / directed by Jean Renoir ; written by Carl Koch, Jean Renoir -- Disc 3. Le testament du Docteur Cordelier = The doctor's horrible experiment (1959) / written and directed by Jean Renoir -- Le caporal épinglé = The elusive corporal (1962) / directed by Jean Renoir ; adapted by Guy Lefranc.
Whirlpool of fate: Pierre Champagne, Charlotte Clasis, André Derain ; Nana: Catherine Hessling, Jean Angelo, Werner Krauss ; Charleston parade: Pierre Braunberger, Catherine Hessling, Pierre Lestringuez ; Little match girl: Catherine Hessling, Manuel Raaby, Jean Storm ; Marseillaise: Pierre Renoir, Lise Delamare, Léon Larive ; Doctor's horrible experiment: Jean-Louis Barrault, Teddy Bilis, Sylviane Margollé ; Eleusive corporal: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Claude Brasseur, O.E. Hasse.
Testament du Docteur Cordelier originally broadcast in France in 1961.
A young woman finds love after the death of her father and uncle; a Parisian slum girl's affair with a government official results in his downfall; a man is taught the Charleston; follows the life of a poor girl selling matches; the beginning of the French Revolution; a doctor's experiments transform him into his evil alter ego; a French corporal captured by the Germans tries repeatedly to escape.