"Trust me" the title reads .Recently,Gilles Grangier 's fifties efforts were restored to favor in France;but it concerned the thrillers which were unfairly ignored :"3 Jours A Vivre" "Echec Au Porteur" "Le Desordre Et La Nuit" ,etc "Faites Moi Confiance" is another kettle of fish,because it broaches the fantasy comedy à la Marcel L'Herbier's "La Nuit Fantastique" and IMHO,it's a disaster.The lead ,Zappy Max,was the star of the fifties radio serials ,the likes of "C'est Parti Mon Zappy" ,sponsored by the detergents .On the screen ,to put it mildly ,he reveals himself a limited actor,hamming it up and rolling his eyes every five minutes.Francis Blanche plays his pal and the narrator (a so-called innovation ,but Sacha Guitry had invented the trick long before,with much more talent ,it goes without saying).
The plot: a conjurer,down on his luck, is in love with his boss' daughter; her daddy owns the cabaret he works in.A mysterious person (Pierre Larquey ,one of the teachers of "Les Diaboliques)reveals Merlin'.s secret to him ;He presents him with a magic clock.In the night ,stuck into the clock chest ,he has a long dream :now he can turn the fake into the real ,a power that might possess considerable appeal for counterfeiters.
This a cock and bull story ,and Louis De Funès's fans have got to be very patient for he appears at the 67th minute ,as the Grand vizier of Filekistan ,who,like Iznogoud ,wants to be top dog .But I guess that many viewers will have called it quits before...
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