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The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob (1973)
"Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob" (original title)

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A bigoted Frenchman finds himself forced to impersonate a popular rabbi while on the run from a group of assassins - and the police.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Suzy Delair ...
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Rabbi Jacob (as Dalio)
Claude Giraud ...
Mohamed Larbi Slimane / Rabbi Zeiligman
Renzo Montagnani ...
Le colonel Farès
Janet Brandt ...
Tzipé Schmoll, la grand-mère
André Falcon ...
Le ministre
Xavier Gélin ...
Alexandre, le fils du général
Henri Guybet ...
Salomon, le chauffeur de Pivert
Popeck ...
Moishe Schmoll (as Jean Herbert)
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Antoinette Pivert
Denise Provence ...
Esther Schmoll
Jacques François ...
Le général
Claude Piéplu ...
Le commissaire divisionnaire Andreani
Georges Adet ...
Le vieux Lévi
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Storyline

In this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try to elude not only assasins from Slimane's country, but also the police, who think Pivert is a murderer. Pivert ends up posing as Rabbi Jacob, a beloved figure who's returned to France for his first visit after 30 years in the United States. Adding to the confusion are Pivert's dentist-wife, who thinks her husband is leaving her for another woman, their daughter, who's about to get married, and a Parisian neighborhood filled with people eager to celebrate the return of Rabbi Jacob. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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THE WILD... THE HILARIOUS... THE SCREWBALL... THE RIOTOUS

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Release Date:

18 October 1973 (France)  »

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The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob  »

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FRF 18,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The helicopter in the final scene wears the registration F-BUFB. Built in 1973, this Sud-Aviation SA341G Gazelle now flies in Italy as I-LDAV. When the movie was filmed, the helicopter was more or less brand-new. See more »

Goofs

During the boat escape sequence the headlamps of the car are on, but the rear lamps are not. See more »

Quotes

Rabbi Jacob: Do you remember me?
Victor Pivert: Do you remember me?
Rabbi Jacob: No.
Rabbi Jacob: Good.
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One of the funniest movies I have ever seen!!!
22 February 2000 | by (Tx) – See all my reviews

Does anyone know where I can get a copy of this movie? I saw it in 1973 and can only remember that I was glad it was in subtitles because the laughter drowned out the dialogue. The juxtaposition of rabbis that weren't, with other Jews was hilarious. This movie was heavy with slapstick type humor as well. Loved it !


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