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Le cave se rebiffe
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Michel Audiard (dialogue)
Michel Audiard (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 July 1962 (USA) See more »
"Le Dabe" retired many years ago and now he lives in the Tropics where he owns stables and horses. He is a very rich man... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jean Gabin ... Ferdinand Maréchal dit 'Le Dabe'

Martine Carol ... Solange Mideau

Françoise Rosay ... Madame Pauline

Bernard Blier ... Charles Lepicard

Frank Villard ... Eric Masson (as Franck Villard)

Maurice Biraud ... Robert Mideau
Antoine Balpêtré ... Lucas Malvoisin

Ginette Leclerc ... Léa Lepicard

Gérard Buhr ... L'inspecteur de police Martin

Robert Dalban ... L'inspecteur Maffeux - de la Brigade des Moeurs
Albert Dinan ... Le commissaire Rémy
Heinrich Gretler ... Tauchmann
Charles Bouillaud ... Un graveur
Hélène Dieudonné ... Madame Mattia - la concierge
Clara Gansard ... Georgette
René Hell ... Le vieux garagiste
Albert Michel ... Le facteur
Marcel Charvey ... Le médecin
Paul Faivre ... Mathias - le concierge
Gabriel Gobin ... L'entraîneur hippique à Vincennes
Lisa Jouvet ... L'infirmière
Antonio Ramírez ... L'entraîneur hippique à Caracas
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claude Achard ... Une serveuse à Caracas (uncredited)
Marcel Bernier ... Un chauffeur de la police (uncredited)
Pierre Collet ... Le chauffeur de taxi (uncredited)
Max Doria ... Le douanier (uncredited)
Claude Ivry ... Lucienne - la vendeuse du magasin de fleurs et plumes (uncredited)

Jacques Marin ... L'inspecteur Larpin - de la Brigade des Moeurs (uncredited)
Jean Moulard ... Le patron de l'imprimerie (uncredited)

Directed by
Gilles Grangier 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michel Audiard  dialogue
Michel Audiard  screenplay
Gilles Grangier 
Albert Simonin  novel
Albert Simonin  screenplay

Produced by
Jacques Bar .... delegate producer
Original Music by
Michel Legrand 
Francis Lemarque 
Cinematography by
Louis Page 
Film Editing by
Jacqueline Thiédot 
Production Design by
Jacques Colombier 
Makeup Department
Yvonne Gasperina .... makeup artist (as Gasperina)
Production Management
Jacques Juranville .... production manager
Georges Testard .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Feyder .... first assistant director
Serge Piollet .... second assistant director
Art Department
James Allan .... assistant art director
Olivier Girard .... assistant art director
Jacques Paris .... assistant art director
Albert Volper .... set dresser
Sound Department
Marcel Corvaisier .... boom operator
Jean Rieul .... sound
Gabriel Salagnac .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
René Chabal .... second assistant camera
Marc Champion .... camera operator
Marcel Dolé .... still photographer
Raymond Menvielle .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Colette Charbonneau .... assistant editor
Location Management
Jean Chaplain .... location manager
Other crew
Martine Guillou .... script girl

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le cave se rebiffe" - France (original title)
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98 min
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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The scenes taking place in South America were in fact shot in Normandy because Jean Gabin refused to go outside France.See more »


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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Rather a spoof, 7 May 2008
Author: dbdumonteil

Made by Gilles Grangier, a minor director whose films were not that bad ,"Le Cave Se Rebiffe" was a bit tongue in chick ,not to be taken seriously.Maurice Biraud was a touching character,lost in a world of crooks,counterfeiters and traitors.

Michel Audiard -who finally began to direct his own movies in the late sixties:"Faut Pas Prendre Les Enfants Du Bon Dieu Pour Des Canards Sauvages" starring Françoise Rosay ,etc-came up with some of his best lines .

My favorite line:Gabin comes to see Rosay and asks her for some "paper" for his job (forger).But the merchandise does not satisfy him and he answers: You can use them as paper cones of chips!(=bags of chips) Not much food for thought but very funny and entertaining.

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