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The Man in the Buick (1968)
"L'homme à la Buick" (original title)

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Mr Jo, nicknamed "the man with the Buick", is the darling of the small town of Honfleur. But he is in fact a trafficker with a bad reputation who would like to forget about his past, now limiting himself to smuggling rubies under the cover of a charitable organization which offers underprivileged children holidays in Switzerland. However, Mr. Jo is in love with a pretty widow and, in order to ... See full summary »

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Armand Favrot
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Mme Dalayrac
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Amarande ...
Paulette Bordier
Christian Barbier ...
Maxime
Bernard Dhéran ...
Martel de la Mothe
Edmond Ardisson ...
Filippi (as Ardisson)
Raoul Curet ...
Le commissaire de Honfleur
Jean Daniel ...
Le procureur
Albert Dinan ...
Le plombier
Raymond Jourdan ...
Docteur Bernard
Alain Nobis ...
M. Lang
Laurence Badie ...
La patronne du bar
Henri Czarniak ...
Tonnerre (as Henry Czarniak)
Françoise Delbart ...
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Mr Jo, nicknamed "the man with the Buick", is the darling of the small town of Honfleur. But he is in fact a trafficker with a bad reputation who would like to forget about his past, now limiting himself to smuggling rubies under the cover of a charitable organization which offers underprivileged children holidays in Switzerland. However, Mr. Jo is in love with a pretty widow and, in order to marry her, he is willing to get involved in a hold-up again. And "the man with the Buick", who seemed so honourable, will surprise the inhabitants of Honfleur when Inspector Menard reveals his secret activities. Written by Aline

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12 January 1968 (France)  »

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Den mystiske mannen med Buicken  »

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During the opening credits, the text "L'homme à la" is mixed with "Buick" written on the car hood to form the full title "L'homme à la Buick". See more »

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Slow-moving and uninspired

Lovers of 60s french films might be disappointed in this film which will probably bore you to death. "L'homme à la Buick" has nothing that looks like a plot, a point or any other redeeming features. And even though Fernandel does a good job, as usual, he looks as bored as the audience watching the film. All in all, "L'homme à la Buick" is a crime story with no suspense (and possibly the worst car chase in the history of cinema), a love story with no passion, and a moral tale with no wit.


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