The Bear

  • 1963
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Fantasy

THE BEAR is a French version of "Mr. Ed" or "Francis the Talking Mule." Gaucha is a bear who lives in a zoo. Raschel discovers the bear can talk, but no one will believe him. He arranges a nuit d'amour for Gaucha with a polar bear. Blanche, Raschel's sadistic boss at the zoo, gets his comeuppance when the bear reports his conversation. This should have...read more

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THE BEAR is a French version of "Mr. Ed" or "Francis the Talking Mule." Gaucha is a bear who lives in a zoo. Raschel discovers the bear can talk, but no one will believe him. He arranges a nuit d'amour for Gaucha with a polar bear. Blanche, Raschel's sadistic boss at the zoo, gets his

comeuppance when the bear reports his conversation. This should have been a terrific kiddie flick, but it flops because the makers didn't know the difference between wit and drama and so gave us very little of either.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: THE BEAR is a French version of "Mr. Ed" or "Francis the Talking Mule." Gaucha is a bear who lives in a zoo. Raschel discovers the bear can talk, but no one will believe him. He arranges a nuit d'amour for Gaucha with a polar bear. Blanche, Raschel's sadis… (more)

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