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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
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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24 March 1965 (France)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The vintage car driven by Bourvil is a '64 DeVille Cadillac. 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

Featured in Louis de Funès ou Le pouvoir de faire rire (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

La Boutique Fantasque
By Gioachino Rossini (as Rossini) - Ottorino Respighi (as Respighi)
Performed by Orchestre Lamoureux
Conducted by Roberto Benzi
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The Italian Job (dvd)
3 October 2011 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

This new team-up of Bourvil and Fufu have the same recipe that "La Grande Vadrouille". Bourvil is a kind, simple mind whereas Fufu is a Machiavellian crook. However, Bourvil always bores me while Fufu is a delight: he may be nervous but i can feel behind a great humanity and i really like his beat.

Here, they are filmed in Italy in the sixties and it's cool to see how it was like 50 years ago. Personally, i found this movie funnier than the one mentioned above but it lacks its dramatic background as well. The idea of someone who is spied who is spied is original and I don't think it has been used often. Maybe the great surprise of this movie should be its score because Delerue finds a lot of very great themes!


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