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The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972)
"Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire" (original title)

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A hapless orchestra player becomes an unwitting pawn of rival factions within the French secret service after he is chosen as a decoy by being identified as a super secret agent.

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Bernard Blier ...
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Mireille Darc ...
Christine
Colette Castel ...
Jean Obé ...
Botrel
Robert Castel ...
Georghiu
Jean Saudray ...
Poucet
Roger Caccia ...
M. Boudart
Maurice Barrier ...
Chaperon
Robert Dalban ...
Le faux livreur
Arlette Balkis
Tania Balachova
Paul Le Person ...
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Two factions of the French Secret Service involve a seemingly normal orchestra player, Francois Perrin, into their battle as one side uses him as a decoy. Soon, agents are all over the place, and one of them, Christine, is sent to seduce Francois. Meanwhile, Francois has his own problems, tangled up in an affair with his best friend's wife. Written by Kumar

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goodbye blues, hello laughter

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Release Date:

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Also Known As:

The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe  »

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Trivia

Francis Veber used to call most of his characters with names based on famous cities (Toulouse, Milan, Perrache etc.) in order to avoid any confusion with real life persons. See more »

Quotes

Maurice: [leaving Perrin's building in a daze when he runs into Perrin coming in] There are three dead men in your house.
François Perrin: Eh?
Maurice: I came looking for you. I came here to shoot you... but there are three dead men in your house.
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The opening credits are shown on different playing cards. They 'magically' change when a magician's hand flips, turns, and waves his hands over the cards. See more »

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Classic French comedy with brilliant timing

Pierre Richard at his best. The movie has both verbal and slapstick comedy scenes which are some of his best. Mireille Darc when she turns her back to hapless Pierre. The dead bodies everywhere (including the refrigerator). A great comedy if you can understand the French.

Now finally available in a collected set of DVDs

"Coffret Le Grand blond - 2 DVD Le Grand blond avec une chaussure noire

  • Le Retour du grand blond De Yves Robert Avec Pierre Richard, Jean
Rochefort, Mireille Darc DVD Zone 2 - Pal. 2 volumes"

But for the English speakers - you may have to check out the Web to find some subtitles - product available from www.FNAC.com in France.


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