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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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

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G | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 December 1966 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La Grande Vadrouille  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Louis de Funès (Stanislas) is viewed playing the piano when he is at the Paris Opera House. In reality, during World War II, de Funès played the piano in bars in Paris during the occupation. See more »

Goofs

Painted road markings weren't introduced in France until post-WW2 (and the movie takes place in 1941). 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 La vengeance du serpent à plumes (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Tea for Two
(uncredited)
Music by Vincent Youmans
[Used as a recognition code]
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Masterpiece
19 May 2005 | by (Los Angeles,United States(formerly from Odessa, USSR)) – See all my reviews

I have seen this film (dubbed into Russian) back in USSR (before 1989). In soviet Union, dubbing of foreign films was an art form of the highest professional level. It is a great comedy in the ranks of "It's a mad, mad, mad world"(USA) and "Brilliantovaya ruka"(Diamond Arm) (USSR). Bourvil, Louis de Funes and Terry Thomas are the three pillars of European comedy cinema of the 1960's. Here, I finally found out the tile in English and French, because translating from Russian "The Great Promenade" only garnered me blank stares. It's a great example of how a free people love to make fun of their conquerors. Unfortunately war is not often as much fun as this film.


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