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The Sucker (1965)

Le corniaud (original title)
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:
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Antoine Maréchal
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Léopold Saroyan
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Mickey
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Martial (as Henri Genés)
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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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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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24 March 1965 (France)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A scene was filmed with Michèle Morgan but was cut from the final cut. It can now be seen on the DVD. See more »

Goofs

When Maréchal gets out of the shower early in his Italian trip, he is heard humming but the sound does not match his facial expressions at all. 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

References The Great Dictator (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Casina Valladie
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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hilarious euro-fun shows Louis de Funes at it's best!
30 January 2004 | by (roosteren, the netherlands) – See all my reviews

Le Corniaud is a hilarious french movie from the sixties. It is the kind of feel good movie I like to watch on a sunny sunday afternoon.

The story is a ridiciulously funny crime story about a guy (Bourvil) who just left home for the holidays when he gets hit by a car (owned by De Funes). De Funes settles the case by providing Bourvil with a brand new cadilac to continue his holiday to Italy. Of course Bourvil does not know that he is now smuggling gold, heroin and a giant diamand hidden in that cadilac. The coupling of actors Louis de Funes and Bourvil is ace, the locations are beautiful (France and Italy during summer) and the fun is enormous. Sad thing only that Studio Canal just released all Louis de Funes movies on dvd without any subtitles... sham


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