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Vacances explosives! (1957)

 -  Comedy  -  9 August 1957 (France)
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Arlette Bernard
Raymond Bussières ...
Max le Fortiche
Marthe Mercadier ...
Marie
Robert Vattier ...
Fernand Morel
Ginette Pigeon ...
Sylvie Morel
Philippe Bouvard ...
François Morel
Jean Tissier ...
Charlot
Jacques Dynam ...
Le cammionneur
Bernard Dhéran ...
Monsieur Fred (as Bernard Dhéran de la Comédie Française)
Albert Michel ...
Le camionneur
Charles Bouillaud ...
Un homme à l'hôtel (as Bouillaud)
Paul Demange ...
L'homme dans la baignoire
André Chanu ...
Le reporter de l'hélicoptère
Albert Dinan ...
Le brigadier (as Dinan)
Irène Tunc ...
Eva, la 'cocotte' de Jo
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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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