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The Sucker (1965)
"Le corniaud" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  24 March 1965 (France)
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In this Franco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bourvil ...
Antoine Marechal
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Leopold Saroyan
Venantino Venantini ...
Mickey
Henri Génès ...
Martial (as Henri Genés)
Lando Buzzanca ...
Lino
Jacques Eyser ...
Un complice de Saroyan
Henri Virlojeux ...
Un complice de Saroyan
Jean Meyer ...
Un complice de Saroyan
Jack Ary ...
Le douanier-chef (as Jacques Ary)
Jean-Marie Bon ...
Garagiste à Rome
Guy Delorme ...
Luigi, un homme de Mickey
Jean Droze ...
Un homme de Saroyan
Jacques Ferrière ...
Un homme de Saroyan (as Jacques Ferriere)
Guy Grosso ...
Un douanier (as Grosso)
Michel Modo ...
Un douanier (as Modo)
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Storyline

In this Franco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an American friends car from Napels to Bordeaux, but as it happens to be filled with such contraband as stolen money, jewelry and drugs, the involuntary and unwitting companions in crime soon attract all but recreational attention from the "milieu". Written by KGF Vissers

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The funniest fraud a fall-guy ever fell for!

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Comedy | Crime

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Next to La Grande Vadrouille (1966) this was Louis de Funès biggest success in France. See more »

Quotes

Leopold Saroyan: But he's honest. You can see it in his face. And that's the best passport there is. For a customs officer, the person's the suspect, not the car.
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Connections

Referenced in La joie de faire rire (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

La boutique fantasque
By Gioachino Rossini (as Rossini) - Ottorino Respighi (as Respighi)
Performed by Orchestre Lamoureux
Conducted by Roberto Benzi
(DISQUE PHILIPS)
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And what a fun time it was
22 April 2009 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I first watched Le Corniaud when I was still a student in colonial Mozambique and found it roaringly funny - the scenes of sugar cubes placed in the gasoline tank (twice) with de Funes promptly getting his aides to suck out the gasoline; that marvellous camp shower scene; and Bourvil missing the plot altogether, unwittingly dispersing the contraband goods all over the place and always finding gorgeous women for company - it is all zany, unpretentious fun from a time long gone when fun could be politically incorrect without anyone giving it a second thought or being offended by it.

I have watched Le Corniaud twice since Mozambique and though the story is a bit patchy the leading duo is in top form, the Italian scenery is to die for, and it has such wonderful vignettes that I cannot help but laugh and laugh and laugh.


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