MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,874 this week

Stavisky... (1974)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  15 May 1974 (France)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 951 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 12 critic

Irrestisible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 13 May 2012
 
a list of 539 titles
created 30 Aug 2013
 
a list of 200 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 29 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 742 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Stavisky..." on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Stavisky... (1974)

Stavisky... (1974) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Stavisky....
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Incorrigible (1975)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Victor Vautier is incorrigible: he's in constant motion, working several cons at once, using different names and changing disguises. He's charming and outrageous, incapable of uttering a ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Geneviève Bujold, Julien Guiomar
The Inheritor (1973)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Bart Cordell, is unanimously considered as a daddy's boy and an insignificant playboy. So, when he suddenly becomes head of his father's financial empire following his death,nobody ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Labro
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Carla Gravina, Jean Rochefort
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a football star lie slaughtered. He thinks he has been framed by the mob. Going underground, he finds that the trail leads all the way to the top - to ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bernard Blier, Marie-France Pisier
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A musical drawing room farce set in Paris in October, 1925. Gilberte, in middle-age, flirts with men but loves her husband Georges, wishing he were more demonstrative. He's negotiating a ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Sabine Azéma, Isabelle Nanty, Audrey Tautou
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

From beyond the grave, celebrated playwright Antoine d'Anthac gathers together all his friends who have appeared over the years in his play "Eurydice." These actors watch a recording of the... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma
Le guignolo (1980)
Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Mirella D'Angelo, Michel Galabru
Documentary | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In seven different parts, Godard, Klein, Lelouch, Marker, Resnais and Varda show their sympathy for the North-Vietnamees army during the Vietnam-war.

Directors: Joris Ivens, William Klein, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Anne Bellec, Karen Blanguernon, Bernard Fresson
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Francois Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. He likes to mix every-day character he can met in his book. In his book, he is Bob Saint Clar, his neighbour Christine appears as Tatiana and ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jacqueline Bisset, Vittorio Caprioli
La bague (1947)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Marcel Marceau
Documentary | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Poetic and aesthetic visit of a large polystyrene factory.

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Pierre Dux, Sacha Vierny
Pictura (1951)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Directors: Ewald André Dupont, Luciano Emmer, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Henry Fonda, Martin Gabel, Harry Marble
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Max Ernst
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
François Périer ...
Anny Duperey ...
Arlette
...
Docteur Mézy
Roberto Bisacco ...
Juan Montalvo de Montalbon
...
Inspecteur Bonny
...
Le baron Jean Raoul
Pierre Vernier ...
Me Pierre Grammont
Marcel Cuvelier ...
Inspecteur Boussaud
Van Doude ...
Inspecteur principal Gardet
Jacques Spiesser ...
Michel Grandville
Michel Beaune ...
Le journaliste maître-chanteur
Maurice Jacquemont ...
Gauthier
Silvia Badescu ...
Erna Wolfgang
Jacques Eyser ...
Véricourt
Edit

Storyline

Irrestisible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during the early 30s. But nothing lasts forever and when his great scam involving hundreds millions of francs gets exposed result is an unprecedented scandal that almost caused a civil war. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

15 May 1974 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Biarritz-Bonheur  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

On February 7, 1934, the French Ministry of the Interior and the Paris Police Prefecture banned the showing of newsreel footage of the previous day's mêlée by right-wing royalists, war veterans and members of the anti-semitic, nationalist, anti-republican Action Francaise movement, who rioted to bring down the Daladier government over the Stavisky affair. The riots left 17 dead and 116 wounded. One Parisian cinema, Reginald Ford's Cineac Theatre, defied the censorship to show footage of the riots by the reactionary forces, which had been caught on-camera by French and foreign newsreel photographers. See more »

Connections

Version of Stolen Holiday (1937) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Current history makes Stavisky a must see
9 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If it were not for the stylistic excesses of Resnais, the epitome of auteur directors, this movie would rank with Citizen Kane and The Godfather. Too often, the cinematic tricks interfere with a powerful narrative, and distract from otherwise magnificent qualities of Stavisky, the movie. Seldom, has an acting ensemble delivered such consistent excellence. Belmondo, in the key leading role, delivers his character's development with perfection in every scene. Boyer's performance meets and surpasses all the great roles of his career. This is a movie that can only grow in importance with time.

Viewed during the financial crises of 2009, created with stunning derivative manipulations that parallel the voucher schemes of Stavisky, one sees history repeated. It is depressing to be reminded how we have ignored the lesson of history, and now we must live through the aftermath of financial corruption on a world wide scale that makes Stavisky's crimes pale in comparison.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Stavisky... (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?