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The Devil by the Tail (1969)
"Le diable par la queue" (original title)

M  -  Comedy  -  7 February 1969 (France)
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A Marquise who lures motorists to her hotel by sabotaging their cars gets more than she bargains for when one guest turns out to be a bank robber on the run



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Complete credited cast:
Le baron César Maricorne
Madeleine Renaud ...
La marquise
La comtesse Diane
Le comte Georges
Jean-Jacques Leroy-Martin, le "play-boy"
Clotilde Joano ...
La comtesse Jeanne (La cousine pianiste)
Claude Piéplu ...
Monsieur Patin (Le client assidu)
Tanya Lopert ...
Cookie (La minette)
Amélie (La jeune baronne)
Xavier Gélin ...
Charlie (Le petit garagiste)
Jacques Balutin ...
Max, un gangster
Pierre Tornade ...
Schwartz, un gangster
Jeanne Berdin ...
Mme Passereau (as Janine Berdin)
Charles Mallet ...
Le commissaire


A Marquise who lures motorists to her hotel by sabotaging their cars gets more than she bargains for when one guest turns out to be a bank robber on the run

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bicycle | french countryside


He told them where to go...and they flipped!




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7 February 1969 (France)  »

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One of the best French humorous movies
3 May 2004 | by (belgium) – See all my reviews

one of the most "charming" French films ever made - very well playd by all the actors, like Yves Montand or Martha Keller ( in her first french film ) Never boring - a good musical score with some "classical" piano music, and the filmmusic made by Delerue. The movy isn't outdaded, even if it dates from 1969 - only the very short skirt ( and I do mean SHORT !) dates the picture in the ends of the '60ies. Yves Montand plays a gangster who is stranded in the mounains of France, in a small almost broke hotel. With the help of the daughters lover ( "amant") who sabotages some cars, more guests will arrive at the hotel, and at the end, Yves Montand with the money of a bank robbery, will restore the hotel and working as the cook.

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