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Vacances explosives! (1957)

 |  Comedy  |  9 August 1957 (France)
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Arlette thinks she has made a wonderful gift to her daughter Sylvie, who has just married François Morel, a young journalist. And, to tell the truth, not everybody receives a posh little ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arlette Bernard
Raymond Bussières ...
Max le Fortiche
Marthe Mercadier ...
Marie la Paimpolaise
Robert Vattier ...
Fernand Morel
Ginette Pigeon ...
Sylvie Morel dite Zizi
Philippe Bouvard ...
François Morel
Jean Tissier ...
Charlot le Curieux
Jacques Dynam ...
Le camionneur
Bernard Dhéran ...
Monsieur Fred (as Bernard Dhéran de la Comédie Française)
Albert Michel ...
Le camionneur qui transporte le tableau
Charles Bouillaud ...
Un homme à l'hôtel (as Bouillaud)
Paul Demange ...
L'homme dans la baignoire du Coq Hardi
André Chanu ...
Le reporter dans l'hélicoptère
Albert Dinan ...
Le brigadier (as Dinan)
Irène Tunc ...
Eva - la cocotte de Jo


Arlette thinks she has made a wonderful gift to her daughter Sylvie, who has just married François Morel, a young journalist. And, to tell the truth, not everybody receives a posh little bar like the Royal Montmartre as a gift. The trouble is that Monsieur Jo, the former owner of the joint is also the boss of a gang of drug traffickers. And that he has managed to persuade the pair of naive lovebirds to drop a painting to a friend on their way to their honeymoon place. Now the picture is stuffed with drugs! The honeymoon trip promises to be eventful... Written by Guy Bellinger

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9 August 1957 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bewogen huwelijksreis  »

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Explosive honeymoon
27 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

..This should be the title instead of "explosive holiday" .

Madame Arlette (Arletty) marries her daughter to a young lad (not exactly the right one to protect her when she is in distress:Philippe Bouvard ,whose program "Les Grosses Tetes" has been on French radio since I can't remember;now 80,Bouvard is still on the waves).

Madame Arlette made two big mistakes: 1)She bought a restaurant from a shady person who is actually a gangster who wants to retire after a last business....

2)Unfortunately ,this last deal is a painting the frame of which is full of cocaine (Who would buy such a horrible picture?).And unfortunately,the newly weds have agreed to carry this thing to the south of France ,and of course they do not know that...

Partly a road movie,partly a chase ,this is typically the gangsters comedy which was trendy in the late fifties /early sixties in France,the best of the lot being arguably Gilles Grangier's "Le Cave Se Rebiffe" .No Michel Audiard here,but there are two or three good lines .Arletty portray a big chief's widow and she is up to scratch when it comes to helping her offspring;Françoise Rosay was more used to this kind of character.

Sure,Arletty deserved much better -but she must have been overjoyed to play again opposite Tissier and Andrex- but as she plays lead -which was rare at the time -,her numerous fans will have certainly a good time.

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