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Dandelions by the Roots (1964)
"Des pissenlits par la racine" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  6 May 1964 (France)
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Jockey Jack has a bill open with a gangster just released from jail. He somehow manages to parry the gangster's knife attack backstage at a theatre and the latter ends up dead being put ... See full summary »

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Jockey Jack
Michel Serrault ...
Jérôme
Mireille Darc ...
Rockie La Braise
Maurice Biraud ...
Jo Arengeot
Francis Blanche ...
Absalon
Raymond Meunier ...
La Douane
Hubert Deschamps ...
Général Fréderic Cédille
Gianni Musy ...
Riton, dit 'Pommes-Chips'
Barbara Brand ...
La comédienne qui joue Sonia
Paola Barbara ...
La comédienne qui joue Sonia
Hélène Laffly ...
Une invitée de Christine
Simone Landry ...
Une invitée de Christine
Raymone
Colette Régis ...
Christine
Malka Ribowska ...
La comtesse
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Jockey Jack has a bill open with a gangster just released from jail. He somehow manages to parry the gangster's knife attack backstage at a theatre and the latter ends up dead being put into a double bass case. A day later the gangster mysteriously has disappeared, but it turns out that he was carrying a bet ticket for a horse race now worth over a million. A turbulent run for the money begins. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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get back to the early Sixties, and .... marvel all the way down !
3 September 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

'Des pissenlits par la racine' (sorry, I can't translate this well) truly makes a great comedy. Carried on by fine dialogs, keeping a steady pace all the way down, and surprising you with many twists & turns.

Its cast is a well-chosen mixture of young and old, containing some of France's greatest names back then. Louis de Funes for instance, who surely adds an extra 10%.

Nevertheless you should be aware that 'pissenlits' dates from the early 1960-s. The youth revolution hadn't happened yet, so consequently this film shows morals & behavior that don't fit in nowadays anymore.

This gap is illustrated best by young Mireille Darc. She does well in this film, but one wonders if she's fully with her heart in it. Anyway, Mireille's style in 'pissenlits' differs light years from that of her later acting.


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