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The French, They Are a Funny Race (1955)
"Les carnets du Major Thompson" (original title)

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Complete credited cast:
Jack Buchanan ...
Maj. Thompson
Martine Carol ...
Martine Thompson
Noël-Noël ...
M. Taupin
Totti Truman Taylor ...
Miss Fyfyth
Catherine Boyle ...
(as Catherine Boyl)
André Luguet ...
M. Fusillard
Geneviève Brunet ...
Ursula Thompson - la première femme du Major
Paulette Dubost ...
Mme. Taupin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Balpo
Madeleine Barbulée ...
La femme de chambre
Charles Bayard
Marguerite Bour
François de Breteuil ...
Marc
Henri Coutet
Lucien Frégis
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Not the disaster so many claim it to be.
16 October 2014 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Preston Sturges' final film "The Diary of Major Thompson" or as it's also known, "The French, they are a funny race" may be the strangest, least likely film he ever made hence it's cult status. The critics hated it, it was a flop and proved to be the nail in Sturges' coffin but while it may not be a masterpiece like "The Lady Eve"or "Sullivan's Travels" or "The Palm Beach Story" it's not the disaster many claim it to be. It's consistently amusing and often laugh-out-loud funny and Jack Buchanan is perfect as Major Thompson, the punctilious Englishman living in Paris and married to none other than Martine Carol, (dire). We should be grateful, therefore, that Sturges at least gave Buchanan a part worthy of him. Now what we need is for this to get the DVD release it deserves.


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