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Director:
Writers:
Jean Loubignac (screenplay) and
Robert Dhéry (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 October 1954 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A small-town policeman is informed that "naked women" are dancing in a revue at a local variety theater. Being the guardian of public morals that he is, he decides to stroll on down there and check it out for himself. | Add synopsis »
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very good but for french only See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Robert Dhéry ... Robert Dhéry / The man playing cello
Colette Brosset ... Colette Brosset
Raymond Bussières ... Le plombier / Plumber
Roger Caccia ... Le curieux chauve / The Bald Man (as Caccia)
Jacqueline Maillan ... La directrice des Folies Méricourt / Theatre Manager
Francis Blanche ... Garibaldo Trouchet - le ténor
Jacques Beauvais
Jacques Jouanneau ... Joseph Delmar, régisseur aux Folies Méricourt
Jacques Legras ... Le présentateur
Roger Saget ... Le gros homme dans la cabine de bain
Simone Claris
Robert Destain ... Monsieur Destain
Guy Piérauld ... Un musicien ambulant (as Guy Pierrault)
Michel Serrault ... Monsieur Serrault - le musicien à la trompette / Musician
Marthe Serres ... Marthe Serres
Dominique Tirmont
Les Bluebell Girls ... Themselves (as Les Bluebell Girls du Lido)
Rosine Luguet ... Rosine

Louis de Funès ... Michel Leboeuf, le détective
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liliane Autran ... (uncredited)
Gérard Calvi ... Le chef d'orchestre (uncredited)
Catherine Candida ... (uncredited)
Mario David ... L'homme musclé (uncredited)
Jacques Desagneaux ... (uncredited)
Bob Ingarao ... Un joueur de cartes (uncredited)
Sophie Mallet ... (uncredited)
Jacques Muller ... Un autre régisseur du théâtre (uncredited)
Bernard Musson ... Labaule (uncredited)
Pierre Olaf ... Olaf - l'annonceur de 'Rêverie militaire' (uncredited)
Georges Paulais ... L'auteur de la revue sous le drap (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Loubignac 
 
Writing credits
Jean Loubignac (screenplay)

Robert Dhéry  screenplay

Produced by
Emil Flavin .... producer
Pierre Gurgo-Salice .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gérard Calvi 
 
Cinematography by
René Colas 
 
Film Editing by
Jacques Mavel 
 
Production Design by
Roger Briaucourt 
 
Makeup Department
Georges Gauchat .... makeup artist
Joseph Mejinsky .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Edgar Bacquet .... production manager
André Bertoux .... unit production manager
 
Sound Department
André Louis .... sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Henri Caruel .... still photographer
Roger Duculot .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Colette Brosset .... choreographer
Alice Ziller .... script girl
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ah! Les belles bacchantes" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
95 min | West Germany:77 min
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Color:
Color (Agfacolor) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Soundtrack:
Sou le soleilSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
very good but for french only, 3 August 2004
Author: Varboro from France

I definitely can't agree with the previous comments. This movie is very good and very funny. It's not a De funès Movie, but a Branquignol's one, with Robert Dhery as himself, Colette brosset as a delicious ingénue, and De Funès is "le poulet" ( the chicken, this is the name we give to the policemen). He has only a supporting role. Of course, Mario David is the beautiful muscular man, jacqueline Maillan is herself ( Madame Maillan, the proprietary of the theatre) and Jacques Jouanneau the régisseur. Raymond Bussières is as good as usual,playing Raymond le plombier... the scene with Rosine Luguet at the beginning is really funny,and when he speaks to Robert Dhery about the diameter of the tubes it's very realistic. I'd say Jacques Legras ( as himself) is the main character. He is very good. Too bad he didn't make a great career later.

Well, the choreography is a parody of french music hall. Don't expect it to be good. it is not a musical movie but a parody. The 'défilé sans robes'(the dresses didn't come in time, so the girls make the show in underwear but Jacques Legras makes comment about the non existent taffetas dresses) is hilarious. Overall it is a good funny movie, a good adaptation of the stage performance.

There are many nude scenes, but this is no problem as it is quite normal for a french cabaret ( only Americans can pretend to make a movie about french cabaret without naked girls).

Louis de funès became a big star later.... In Pouic Pouic He was the husband of Jacqueline Maillan, and in Le petit Baigneur we find again Robert Dhery, Colette Brosset and Jacques Legras.... In Oscar mario David plays the same role, in "le grand restaurant" there is the same pianist and so on. This movie is full of reference for later movies of De Funès. I must admit only french from France can get all the fun from this movie and it is for limited audience, but it's from a time, and made by people who didn't even think their movie could be watched overseas or could last for 50 years. 'Vos gueules les mouettes' and 'Allez France' or les tontons flingueurs are better references (IMO) than la cage aux folles.

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