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The Troops of St. Tropez (1964)

Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez (original title)
The ambitious police officer Cruchot is transferred to St. Tropez. He's struggling with persistent nude swimmers, but even more with his teenage daughter, who's trying to impress her rich ... See full summary »

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Une estivante / woman on holiday
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Mme Lareine Leroy
Claude Piéplu ...
Boisselier (as Claude Pieplu)
Gabriele Tinti ...
Gangster chauffeur (as Gabriele Tini)
Michelle Wargnier ...
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Christian Marin ...
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Jean-Pierre Bertrand ...
Eddie
Sylvie Bréal ...
Jessica (as Sylvie Breal)
Martine de Breteuil ...
La duchesse d'Armantière
Evelyne Céry ...
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The ambitious police officer Cruchot is transferred to St. Tropez. He's struggling with persistent nude swimmers, but even more with his teenage daughter, who's trying to impress her rich friends by telling them her father was a millionaire and owned a yacht in the harbor. He gets drawn into it when he tries to cover for her when a friend 'lends' the car of her assumed father. It turns out that the real owners of the yacht aren't exactly what they pretend to be either... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Beguiling BATHING BEAUTIES will give you a load of laughs!

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9 September 1964 (France)  »

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The biggest box office hit of 1964 in France with 7.8 million viewers. See more »

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Featured in The Troops on Vacation (1970) See more »

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1960s style European beach comedy
1 April 1999 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

Very much a 1960s style European beach comedy. The plot won't win any literary prizes, the gags are little better than average, but the comic timing of Funes, Lefebvre, Galabru, etc. is brilliant, study material for acting school. This is very much a feel-good slapstick comedy with the usual towering central performance of Louis de Funes in the title role, a prime example of a central character carrying a movie.

The best bit of the film is the black-and-white pre-credit opening sequence, set before Cruchot's move to St.Tropez. The scene with the chicken-thief and the choir is priceless.


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