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28 August 1963 (France) See more »
Bad financial conditions compel an aristocratic family named Lachesnaye to do strange work. | Add synopsis »
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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Delightful little comedy, 3 June 2015

When your family principle is that you shouldn't work (because you belong to the aristocracy), what to do when you just sold your last chair to collect money? Georges must find a way to support his family even if it means stealing in churches. An interesting race begins between the two parties (Georges and the church agents) as they have to adapt to the improvements on the other side.

A delightful little comedy, carefully crafted, really not one second wasted seeing it. The comedy begins lighthearted, friendly, slightly bizarre, and remains so until the end. It has some surprises, one in particular.

What I really enjoyed was the lovely acting of Jean Poirot as Raoul, the dentist who at first is reluctant to help Georges out, but becomes his assistant later on all too willingly. He seems to see it as a fun practice besides his real job. A talented actor, who would be used quite regularly by director Jean-Pierre Mocky.

Bourvil is excellent as well, as the gentle thief. It is a great part for him as he was an actor who could play both hilariously funny as well this kind of sophisticated funny. Georges is probably one of the friendliest thieves ever to appear in cinema. It's also refreshing seeing (a lot of) churches being used in cinema.

This was only Mocky's fourth feature film, while he is still productive, and recently finished his 73rd and 74th title! I read that he has 17 children, which might explain the theme of the families in this film (the church agents are one, his own family, and even friends become family in the end). Excellent stuff. I rate this 7/10.

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