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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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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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24 March 1965 (France)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

Next to The Big Runaround (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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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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Wonderful, transcends all language barriers.
12 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was playing on French TV when I was on a recent trip to France. I laughed often during this marvelous old film. Even though my understanding of the language is minimal, I enjoyed this movie very much.

It has some wonderful physical comedy and the vintage cars and clothes are a treat to watch. The main character, who remains oblivious throughout the story, is a lovable clueless man. The crooks are appropriately stupid.

The camp shower scene is a classic. Even my husband laughed out loud during that ... a rare occurrence.

I wish I knew where to buy this film with English subtitles to watch it on a dreary winter night! It would a fun one to share with others to raise serotonin levels for all.


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