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Where Are You From, Johnny? (1963)

D'où viens-tu... Johnny? (original title)
Johnny is a young musician in Paris, France. Besides he is enjoying life, he is always in need of money. Occasionally he does some errands not knowing that he is working for the mafia. One ... See full summary »

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Johnny
Sylvie Vartan ...
Gigi
Évelyne Dandry ...
Magali Thibault
Pierre Barouh ...
Django
Fernand Sardou ...
Gustave, dit "Le Shérif"
Mick Besson ...
Fred
Jean-Jacques Debout ...
Le copain
Pascal Duffard ...
Guardianou (as Jean-Pascal Duffard)
Jean Franval ...
L'ancien
André Pousse ...
M. Franck
Jean-Marie Rivière ...
Tardivet
Hélène Tossy ...
Madeleine Thibault
Henri Vilbert ...
Christophe Thibault
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Marcel
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Johnny is a young musician in Paris, France. Besides he is enjoying life, he is always in need of money. Occasionally he does some errands not knowing that he is working for the mafia. One day the police overshadows him and he realizes that he is carrying drugs all of which he throws into the Seine. Now he has some mafia killers haunting him. He tries to hide in the Camarque, where his uncle lives. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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30 October 1963 (France)  »

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Da dove vieni cow boy?  »

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Ma Guitare
Music by Eddie Vartan and Johnny Hallyday, lyrics by Gilbert Guenet & Jean Setti (as Jil Et Jan)
Sung by Johnny Hallyday
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Stick to singing, Johnny!
20 November 2001 | by (San Diego, California, USA) – See all my reviews

Yet another of those 60s movies dedicated to parting pop fans from their money. This was a very poor vehicle for a couple of up-and-coming young singing stars, Johnny Hallyday and Sylvie Vartan. Whilst the standard of acting was undeniably far higher than anyone could have hoped for, the plot was weak and predictable, the screenplay pathetic, and the dialogue atrocious.

Johnny Hallyday in the lead rôle demonstrates an acting ability which eclipses the more accomplished performers in the cast, but the vapid supporting rôle assigned to his girlfriend (and later his wife) Sylvie Vartan would have challenged even Hollywood's greatest, and, no matter how great an actress she later turned to be, Mlle Vartan was not, at that age (she was a mere 17 years old at the time of filming this silly piece of nonsense), equal to the task.

The whole movie is really nothing more than an excuse to get teen heart-throb Johnny Hallyday on the screen, where his adoring teeny-bopper fans can swoon over his infectious grin (one which always reminds me of Peter Noone, he of Herman's Hermits fame). In those days, with no MTV, and no video clips to wow the adolescents, this is as good as it got. Quite frankly, Johnny should have stuck to singing. Or at least have held out for a real film with a real plot to showcase his undoubted talent.


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