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

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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 Maréchal
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Léopold 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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Release Date:

24 March 1965 (France)  »

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The Sucker  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Next to Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At! (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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Good old fun, with much eye-candy for car fans
30 January 2009 | by (Konstanz, Germany) – See all my reviews

Of course this movie is dated (43 years by now), but in my opinion that rather adds to the fun. We get to see quite many street scenes of the time, in France and Italy, and of course lots of cars from that period (including two Rolls-Royces). For railfans, even a "Picasso" railcar is thrown in...

I'm normally not a fan of Louis de Funès' frantic humour, which is also evidenced here, but he also has very admirable (non-talking) moments, like the Cadillac repair to a classical music score, or the muscle comparison in the camping shower.

In all, a turbulent comedy plus Italian road movie. Very lovely. The German DVD I bought (Universal 2008, titled "Louis, das Schlitzohr") also has English, Spanish and Dutch dubs, but not the original French soundtrack. Still, jolly good fun which made my Friday night perfect :^)


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