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Squeak-squeak (1963)

Pouic-Pouic (original title)
Léonard Monestier has made his fortune trading on the stock exchange. His eccentric wife Cynthia almost bankrupts him by selling some of his shares to buy an oil concession in South America... See full summary »

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Léonard Monestier
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Patricia
Roger Dumas ...
Paul
Jacqueline Maillan ...
Cynthia Monestier, la femme de Léonard
Christian Marin ...
Charles
Philippe Nicaud ...
Simon Guilbaud
Guy Tréjan ...
Antoine Brevin (as Guy Tréjean)
Daniel Ceccaldi ...
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Maria-Rosa Rodriguez ...
Palma Diamantino (as Yana Chouri)
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Léonard Monestier has made his fortune trading on the stock exchange. His eccentric wife Cynthia almost bankrupts him by selling some of his shares to buy an oil concession in South America. Convinced that the concession is a fake, Monestier decides to sell it on to a friend of the family, the naive millionaire Antoine Brévin. Antoine wants to marry his daughter, Patricia. However, Patricia has a different opinion on the matter. She manages to persuade the car delivery guy, Simon Guilbaud, to pretend to be her husband. Unaware of this development, Monestier invites Antoine to his house in order to get him to agree to buy the oil concession. After the invitation to Antoine, the butler Charles informs Monestier of the rushed marriage of Patricia. To prove that the concession is genuine, Monestier hires his son-in-law Simon to pretend to be his son, Paul, who is currently in South America. At this point, the real Paul turns up, with a Latin showgirl, Palma. Monestier has to resort to ... Written by Lara Cain

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20 November 1963 (France)  »

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A nagy átverés  »

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De Funes Dixieland
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Moliere lives !
7 November 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

While seeing this movie, one can only dream about seeing it as a boulevard stage production, as it was intended. Okay, those popular stage plays often goes for crudeness more than humour, but this one is very clever and has Molière-esque standarts, up to the servant's character very much in France's Great Man (The other Great Man - the first one in my opinion - being Shakespeare) tradition. Great fun, great characters, great plot twists, what more can you expect ? This is the original. Tr


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