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Delusions of Grandeur (1971)
"La folie des grandeurs" (original title)

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Don Salluste, a petty tyrant in his own home and minister of the King of Spain, falls from grace. Wanting revenge, he tries to compromize the Queen with his valet Blaze, introduced as his ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Blaze
Alice Sapritch ...
Dona Juana
Karin Schubert ...
La Reine / The Queen
Alberto de Mendoza ...
Le Roi / The King
Don Jaime de Mora y Aragón ...
Grand d'Espagne
Eduardo Fajardo ...
Grand d'Espagne
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Grand d'Espagne
Joaquín Solís ...
Grand d'Espagne (as Joachim Solis)
Venantino Venantini ...
Del Basto
Gabriele Tinti ...
Don Cesar
Paul Préboist ...
Le muet
Salvatore Borghese ...
Le borgne (as Salvatore Borgese)
Astrid Frank
Robert Le Béal ...
(as Robert Le Beal)
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Don Salluste, a petty tyrant in his own home and minister of the King of Spain, falls from grace. Wanting revenge, he tries to compromize the Queen with his valet Blaze, introduced as his cousin. But poor Blaze gets stuck with a rather repulsive duenna, who is madly in love with him and very keen on getting her way. This wild comedy takes off at a dashing pace set by the De Funes, Montand and Sapritch trio. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

13 December 1971 (France)  »

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ESP 60,597,609 (Spain)
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Gérard Oury planned to give the role of Blas to Bourvil. But as Bourvil died in 1970, Yves Montand ultimately got it... See more »

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A brilliant parody
17 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Delusion of grandeur" is a brilliant parody, full of amazing inventions, inspirated by "Ruy Blas", the part written by Victor Hugo. Louis de Funes, Alice Sapritch and Yves Montand create an everending movement, a splendid dynamic of humour : they are dign of the best artists of burlesque.Moreover, the music composed by Michel Polnareff is one of the most expressive illustration composed for a sophisticated and spectacular bubble of happyness. In fact, Gerard Oury, the laughing emperor of french comedies and his daughter, Daniele Thompson, had created a splendid miracle : they had permitted, that spanish frenzy and classical elegance had been associated, to offer a fascinating panorama of slapstick country. Yes, "Grandeur" stays the best word to describe this strange alchimy, which catchs the ludicrous vanities of human being, to transform them into jewels of non-sense. "Il est l'or, Monsignor"...


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