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La Grande Vadrouille (1966)

La grande vadrouille (original title)
A RAF Bomber is shot down over Paris by the Germans. Its crew land there by parachute. With the help of some French civilians they try to escape over the demarcation line into the southern ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Peter Cunningham
Andréa Parisy ...
Soeur Marie-Odile / Sister Marie-Odile
Colette Brosset ...
Mike Marshall ...
Mary Marquet ...
Mère Supérieure
Pierre Bertin ...
Le grand-père de Juliette - propriétaire du guignol
Benno Sterzenbach ...
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Sieghardt Rupp ...
Lt. Stuermer
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Un caporal allemand
Helmuth Schneider ...
L'officier allemand dans le train (as Helmut Schneider)
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Le pêcheur
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Storyline

A RAF Bomber is shot down over Paris by the Germans. Its crew land there by parachute. With the help of some French civilians they try to escape over the demarcation line into the southern part of France, still not occupied by the Germans. Written by Gerard Bader <badergac@wxs.nl>

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Comedy | War

Certificate:

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Release Date:

8 December 1966 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La Grande Vadrouille  »

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Budget:

FRF 15,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was the most successful French film in Germany until Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (2008) was released. See more »

Goofs

When Stanislas and Antoine enter Mersault and are standing in the place across from the Hotel du Globe, a modern lit up sign for the hotel stands above the doorway. In World War II, no lights were permitted outside that could be viewed from the air so if the sign had been there, it would have been dark. See more »

Quotes

Sir Reginald: MacIntosh, look at that lovely thing over there.
Alan MacIntosh: The nun, sir?
Sir Reginald: Bloody fool, the car!
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Connections

Referenced in The Umbrella Coup (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Rakoczy March
(uncredited)
Music by Hector Berlioz
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Timeless Comedy
19 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have been teaching French for more than 20 years and saw this comedy with my 18 year old nephew who is studying French and my sister who knows none. We laughed our silly heads off for two hours. It appeals to young and old, French-speaking and non-French speaking. It is simply hilarious.


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