Louis Stainval, a humble car washer at Mr. and Mrs. Grillot's garage, hits the lottery jackpot. It is the end of hardboiled egg time for him. One day, he helps a stranger who has just tried... See full summary »

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Raoul Gandvivier
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Louis Stainval
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Lucie Grandvivier
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Le maître nageur
Jacques Dufilho ...
Jules Grandvivier
Gaby Basset ...
Martine Grandvivier
Denise Carvenne ...
La caissière du café
Daniel Emilfork ...
L'expert en tableaux
Albert Michel ...
M. Charretier, le concierge
Bernard Musson ...
Le commissaire
Gaston Orbal ...
Le client du taxi de l'avenue Kléber
Barbara Alonzo
Jack Ary ...
Le vendeur d'oreillers (as Jacques Ary)
Charles Bourse
Christian Brocard ...
Le livreur de poissons
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Louis Stainval, a humble car washer at Mr. and Mrs. Grillot's garage, hits the lottery jackpot. It is the end of hardboiled egg time for him. One day, he helps a stranger who has just tried to kill himself for the umpteenth time. This man, Grandvivier, is a mediocre painter whose work is depressingly worthless. But the artist has produced a unique masterpiece, at least in Louis'eyes, his daughter Lucie. Falling in love with her at first sight, Louis soon decides to please his future father-in-law and works out a scheme. He invents the character of Van Patten, a rich buyer who has developed a burning passion for Grandvivier's art and poses as a go-between between the two men. Visit after visit, Louis buys a picture in Van Patten's name, which he immediately throws into the river... Written by Guy Bellinger

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19 March 1958 (France)  »

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Hardboiled Egg Time  »

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