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28 August 1963 (France) See more »
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One of Bourvil's funniest. I love this little film See more (1 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Bourvil ... Georges Lachaunaye
Francis Blanche ... L'inspecteur Cucherat / Chief Insp. Cucherat
Jean Poiret ... Raoul
Jean Yonnel ... Mattieu Lachesnaye, le père de Georges
Jean Tissier ... Le brigadier Bridoux
Véronique Nordey ... Françoise Lachaunaye
Bernard Lavalette ... Le préfet de police / Prefect of Police
Marcel Pérès ... Raillargaud (as Marcel Perez)
Jean Galland ... Le supérieur du collège / Bishop
Solange Certain ... Juliette Lachaunaye, femme de Georges
Denise Péronne ... Aunt Clair
Roger Legris ... Le sacristain de Saint-Étienne du Mont
Guy Denancy ... Le curé de Saint-Étienne du Mont
Richard Francoeur
Rudy Lenoir ... L'inspecteur Quiqueville
Max Desrau ... Un ecclésiastique
Jean-Claude Rémoleux ... L'inspecteur Bartin
Mohamed Jamoussy
Albert Michel ... Un sacristain
Gloria France
Lucienne Dutertre ... L'épicière, la belle-mère de Georges
Gérard Hoffman ... Le pilleur de troncs
Claude Mansard ... L'épicier, le beau-père de Georges
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
André Chanu
Jo Charrier
René-Jean Chauffard
Jacques Denoël
Michel Nastorg
Fred Pasquali
Alexandre Randall
Luc Andrieux ... Un clochard au landeau (uncredited)
Willy Braque ... Albert, le domestique (uncredited)
Philippe Dehesdin ... Un pilleur de tronc (uncredited)
Pierre Durou ... Le sacristain mécontent (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Mocky ... Le clochard au landeau (uncredited)
Dominique Zardi ... Un clochard (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Pierre Mocky 
Writing credits
Michel Servin (novel "Deo Gratias")

Jean-Pierre Mocky (writer)

Michel Servin (suggestions) &
Alain Moury (suggestions)

Alain Moury (dialogue)

Produced by
Henri Diamant-Berger .... producer
Jérôme Goulven .... producer
Original Music by
Joseph Kosma 
Cinematography by
Léonce-Henri Burel  (as L.H. Burel)
Film Editing by
Marguerite Renoir 
Production Design by
Pierre Tyberghein 
Makeup Department
Louis Dor .... makeup artist
Production Management
Margot Capelier .... unit manager
Ludmilla Goulian .... production manager
Paul Laffargue .... production manager
Suzanne Wiesenfeld .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luc Andrieux .... assistant director
Art Department
André Labussière .... set dresser
Sound Department
René Sarazin .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Forster .... still photographer
Jean-Marie Maillols .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Raymonde Guyot .... assistant editor
Other crew
Jean Fouchet .... title designer
Michèle Girot .... administrator
Jacques Heim .... furrier
Rino Mondellini .... art direction sketches
Alice Ziller .... script supervisor
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Light-Fingered George" - USA (poster title)
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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
One of Bourvil's funniest. I love this little film, 6 November 2008
Author: haquenin from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Georges Lachaunaye (Bourvil) is the eldest son in an old French aristocratic family that has known better times. The once wealthy family has lost its maids and butlers and must now resort to eating in soup kitchens and is about to lose its mansion. However, because of their family name and aristocratic lineage, common jobs are beneath them. No one in the family works. Georges stumbles upon a way to make money, however, by going to the large old churches of Paris and robbing the donation boxes in their dark alcoves. Georges slowly develops the robbery of churches into an art form, using such methods as wet caramels dropped through the donation slots on a string and pulling out the attached coins. Through his efforts, the family starts getting rich again. However, a doggedly determined police inspector who specializes in church collection box robberies gets hot on his trail. This little film is extremely funny and entertaining and has wonderful comedic performances, especially by Jean Yonnel, the elderly father of the once-wealthy family. This movie could probably never be the object of a remake in the United States, due to its outrageous plot about lazy aristocrats resorting to the robbery of churches to reclaim their lost wealth. But it's quite funny in French, and one of Bourvil's best films, along with Le Corniaud, La Grande Vadrouille and La Cuisine Au Beurre and may actually be his best work as a comedic actor.

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