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Delusions of Grandeur (1971)

La folie des grandeurs (original title)
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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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)
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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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13 December 1971 (France)  »

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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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Featured in Evasion fiscale: Le hold-up du siècle (2013) See more »

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Fuite De Blaze Et Arrivée Du Taureau
Written and Performed by Michel Polnareff
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Funniest film I've seen!
27 February 2008 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

This movie is something my mother and her brothers have talked about since I can remember myself. It was showed on TV here in Iceland some 30 years ago and after few minutes when they realized how funny it was, they threw a videotape in to own it. Couple of years later the Adventures of Jacob the Rabbin was also showed and of course they made sure to own that one too. Since then they've been on the lookout for French comedies. I finally saw this movie 2 weeks ago.

I don't speak French (besides "oui", "mademoiselle" and "monsieur") but just looking at Louis de Funès and Yves Montand talking and acting is hilarious! The plot is more than in many comedies today, it's timeless in a way, you only need to have eyes or ears to enjoy this film! The second time I saw this film I was laughing before the scenes had happened.

Truly a masterpiece. I'm beginning to adore French movies, I think.


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