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Up to His Ears (1965)
"Les tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine" (original title)

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The farcical adventures of unhappy suicidal billionaire Arthur Lempereur.

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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
Darry Cowl ...
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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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4 December 1965 (France)  »

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Chinese Adventures in China  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This film is loosely based on the 1879 novel Tribulations of a Chinaman in China by Jules Verne. 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

Referenced in Vente a ligar al Oeste (1972) See more »

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French Style 60's Romp...
9 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw this when it was shown recently on TCM, because I have enjoyed Jean Paul Belmondo's films, particularly "The Burglars". Also this film had supposedly provided some inspiration for the "Indiana Jones" films.

Belmondo is a playboy type, living on a ship, who is propelled into an adventure. There is no logical plot to speak of, just a continuous series of madcap events. Some incidents are entertaining, and others less so, but in any event the movie is best viewed with the brain set in neutral. The scenes involving a balloon and also the escapades on scaffolding are particularly amusing.

Inspiration maybe, but comparisons to "Indiana Jones" would seem to be superficial. This movie is more light hearted, and Belmondo is more of a bumbler than a fearless adventurer. There is a scene with a vine bridge across a canyon, which was also part of "Temple of Doom's" plot, but that aside there are no obvious similarities.

Ursula Andress however, appears on a beach in a white bikini very similar to the one she wore in "Dr. No".

In summary, this is not bad if you don't mind a scattered but creative plot. See this if you have the chance just for the experience. It's fun, but not quite for everyone.

K-Rating: 5/10


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