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10 October 1964 (France) See more »
An Arresting Comedy
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Incredible Cocktail of English/French Comedians See more (1 total) »


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Pierre Tornade ... Un français dans le bus
Pierre Doris ... Un français dans le bus
Raymond Bussières ... Un français dans le bus
Jean Richard ... Un français dans le bus
Catherine Sola ... Nicole
Robert Dhéry ... Henri Martineau

Mark Lester ... Gérald

Ronald Fraser ... Sergent Timothy Reagan

Diana Dors ... Herself
Colette Brosset ... Lady Yvette Brisburn 'Vévette'
Arthur Mullard ... Le malfaiteur

Percy Herbert ... L'agent Baxter
Amy Dalby ... Mrs. Throttle

Bernard Cribbins ... Bob, l'agent 202
Robert Burnier ... Le supporter tarbais

Richard Vernon ... Lord Brisburn
Robert Rollis ... Le supporter avec le bonnet tricolore

Henri Génès ... Gros Max

Jean Lefebvre ... Le supporter saoul avec le coq

Jean Carmet ... Le porte drapeau
Robert Destain ... Le supporter cinéaste

Colin Blakely ... L'aveugle
Godfrey Quigley ... Inspecteur Savory
Ross Parker ... L'agent Ross
Jacques Legras ... L'agent Ben / Senephleph Mendoza
David Davenport ... Le sergent de la revue
Georgina Cookson ... L'assistante du dentiste

Colin Gordon ... Le dentiste W. Martin
Angela Lovell ... La bonne du dentiste
Pierre Tchernia ... L'homme à la 2cv
Pierre Olaf ... Le standardiste du commissariat

Ferdy Mayne ... José, l'agent de Diana Dors

Reg Lye ... Le chauffeur de taxi fatigué
Pierre Dac ... L'homme de 'Ici Londres'
Bernard La Jarrige ... Un supporter français
Tony Calvin
Hélène Tossy ... La mère de Nicole
Donal Donally ... Le voleur de bananes
Christian Marin ... Le garçon du restaurant français
Tim Brinton
Hélène Gary ... La supportrice
Billy Kearns ... Le psychiatre
Patricia Karim ... Patricia
John Comer

Gérard Buhr ... L'ami de Patricia
Harry Locke
Leon Sinden
Colin Mann ... Un agent au commissariat
Rosemary Dorken
Sonny Farrar
Patrick Durkin
Roland Monk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Whiting ... La femme de l'agent 202
Rene Aranda ... Le contrôleur des passeports (uncredited)
Adrien Cayla-Legrand ... Un infirmier (uncredited)
Colin Drake ... Le gentleman aux jumelles (uncredited)
Fred Fisher ... Le pilote allemand à l'aéroport (uncredited)
Arthur Howard ... Le supporter anglais qui boit du champagne (uncredited)
Bettine Le Beau ... French Lady (uncredited)
Gilbert Servien ... Un inspecteur au commissariat (uncredited)
Pierre Vaudier ... Le valet des Brisburn (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Dhéry 
Pierre Tchernia (co-director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Colette Brosset  uncredited
Robert Dhéry 
Jean L'Hôte 
Pierre Tchernia 

Produced by
Henri Diamant-Berger .... producer
Original Music by
Gérard Calvi 
Cinematography by
Jean Tournier 
Film Editing by
Albert Jurgenson 
Art Direction by
Jean Mandaroux 
Makeup Department
Hagop Arakelian .... makeup artist
Jim Hydes .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Price .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Jean Monchablon .... sound
Etiennette Muse .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Raoul Foulon .... still photographer
Henri Tiquet .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Laurence Leininger .... assistant editor
Other crew
Françoise Hellmann .... script girl
Daniel Wronecki .... technical advisor

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Also Known As:
"Allez France!" - France (original title)
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90 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Incredible Cocktail of English/French Comedians, 2 June 2007
Author: Nicholas Rhodes from Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

An extremely funny film about a group of French rugby supporters who go to see a match at Twickenham and one of them inadvertently receives a blow in the mouth from someone else's elbow. In the process he loses some front teeth and needs to see a dentist urgently ... this is only the beginning of a long series of adventures befalling our poor friend ( played by Robert Dhery ) who doesn't speak a word of English and who nevertheless needs to return urgently to France to get married in the following days sporting a decent mouth !

The film sports an unlikely mixture of both French and English comedians of the time, names which one would never imagine seeing together on the same billboards .... for example Pierre Tornade and Arthur Mullard, or Robert Dhery and Diana Dors ! The film brings to mind the atmosphere of "No sex please, We"re British" but of course the story is completely different.

The film has just been issued in France ( May 2007 ) on DVD. The main language is in French and there are purportedly French subtitles though none from any other language. A bit of a pity because I think the film deserves to be known internationally. This sort of hybrid comedy would today be inimaginable and dates from an era when there was little or no animosity between England and France, hence it's success and good humour.

Highly recommendable for its entertainment value and plot plus its interesting mixture of comedians from both countries !

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