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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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The most enjoyable and funniest French comedy of all time
29 January 2002 | by (New York, US) – See all my reviews

A great performance from France's Charlie Chaplin - Luis de Funes. This movie is about a money-loving ruthless tax collector in the renaissance Spain, who loses his job and is determined to get it back. One of de Funes' best acts, and a very good job by Yves Montand as his servant. If you don't die laughing while watching this film you may safely assume that you don't have a sense of humor.


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