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Up to His Ears (1965)

Les tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine (original title)
The farcical adventures of unhappy suicidal billionaire Arthur Lempereur.

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(inspired by the book), (scenario and dialogue)
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Arthur Lempereur
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Alexandrine Pinardel
Maria Pacôme ...
Suzy Ponchabert
Valérie Lagrange ...
Alice Ponchabert
Valéry Inkijinoff ...
Mr. Goh
Joe Saïd ...
Charlie Fallinster
Mario David ...
Roquentin
Paul Préboist ...
Cornac
Jess Hahn ...
Cornelius
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Leon
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Biscoton
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Storyline

Turbulent, fast-paced comedy adventure (one of the best of its time) about unhappy billionaire Belmondo, whose suicide attempts keep failing. When he hires some killers to do him in, he falls in love with beautiful Andress and wants to reverse the deal. Belmondo is ideally suited to this role, exotic locations and lots of stunts make this a joy to watch. A worthy companion piece to the Bond movies of that time.

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Up the Himalayas... Up the Yang-tze... Up in a balloon... Up-stage with a stripper... Up-town in Hong Kong... You can't keep a great adventurer down

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Comedy | Adventure

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Release Date:

4 December 1965 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Chinese Adventures in China  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

10th-highest-grossing movie of the year in France. See more »

Goofs

Before meeting of Alexandrine, Arthur fells to a water, is dragged through a steamer's chimney, and covered with flour, yet minutes after he is clean and neat. See more »

Connections

Featured in De Cartouche au Cavaleur (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Thème D'Alexandrine
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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travelers, see it
18 March 2002 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews



I won't say much as you need to see the movie to be caught by it's adventure theme that's never stop. Bebel is great, Ursulla, sexy of course, and the plethora of second characters make a kind of in movie family. If you like to travel and enjoy visual humor, this movie is for you.


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