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The Toy (1976)

Le jouet (original title)
When François, a journalist, is touring a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. All afraid of the despotic industrialist who is also... See full summary »

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Fabrice Greco ...
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Blénac
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Le père de famille
Charles Gérard ...
Le photographe
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Le directeur du magasin
Suzy Dyson ...
Madame Rambal-Crochet
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Pignier
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Le domestique
Michèle Sand ...
Nicole Perrin
Alix Mahieux ...
La gouvernante
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Mlle Blond
Lyvia D'Alche ...
L'hôtesse
Yves Barsacq ...
Robert
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When François, a journalist, is touring a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. All afraid of the despotic industrialist who is also the newspaper's owner, François is forced to agree to this masquerade. Becoming the friend of the child, he induces him, who wants to make a newspaper, to unveil publicly the real tyrannical way of life of his father. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Funny movie, great message!
2 May 1999 | by (Seattle, Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed the movie in the '70s. Saw re-make recently which made me want to search for the original. The re-make focuses (no pun intended) too much on Richard Pryor. The lesson is largely lost. I would still like to track down a copy of an English sub-titled version of this movie.


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