Twas a long time ago;most of us were not born;the Radiodiffusion Française did not broadcast all day.In the afternoon,the waves were up for grabs.It's a bunch of rejected artists' lucky break;in the south of France ,they create their own radio station (in France free radios were not allowed before the eighties)the first pirate radio station in the country.Of course it was illegal and soon the police are on their way to arrest them.There's a songwriter down on his luck,a handsome crowner (Philippe Lemaire) and his sexy girlfriend (Françoise Arnoul)whose father is a rich manufacturer (girdles!)who wants to marry his daughter to a four-eyes,plus some guest stars including Ray Ventura and his band ,and Henri Salvador parachuting down.
This is a musical,for songs takes up at least 30% of the movie,original ones ("A la Mi-Aout" is the stand-out)and medleys which highlight the musicians ' talent :a song can begin as Russian folk and then turn jazzy with snatches of vaudevillian tunes ("Tout Va Très Bien Madame La Marquise",Ventura's best song)."Nous Irons A Paris" is a pleasant movie by Jean Boyer if only for its spontaneity,its good humor and even its madness: the "pirates" find many a trick to fool the naive gendarmes ,they even have them pull a Chanson Réaliste "L'Hirondelle Des Faubourgs "live on the road .They even pretend they are mourners at a funeral.And the movie even takes a slap at commercials:the girdles sell if the commercial is negative! .In this context ,the appearance of George Raft (who has a rendezvous with "Une Belle Gonzesse " -slang for "a beautiful girl"-)is almost surrealist!
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