Adrien Moulinet, a modest encashing agent in the Nortier bank, is also an inventor in his spare time. His latest revolutionary creation is the motorized roller skate. His problem is to be ... See full summary »
Adrien Moulinet, a modest encashing agent in the Nortier bank, is also an inventor in his spare time. His latest revolutionary creation is the motorized roller skate. His problem is to be able to market them. Jules Petitpas, a jobless adman, is the right man for that... Written by
I've got a pair of roller skates ,you've got a brand new key.
One of the three movies directed but the great talented Fernandel (the others are ,for the record,"Simplet" and "Adhémar Ou Le Jouet De La Fatalité".Talent for directing is disputable as far as Fernandel is concerned;none of these three efforts can be considered achievements.
"Adrien" is perhaps the worst of a bad lot.The screenplay,based on a Theatre -De- Boulevard -style play ,is a true hodgepodge ,with all the usual mistaken identities :husbands ,wives and lovers .Left to their own devices,the actors overplay :for instance,Jane Marken as a De luxe madam cannot stand out in a part tailor-made for her.Only Paulette Dubost plays her game well but to no avail.
The "motor rollerskates " might (or might not) have inspired Hergé for "Coke En Stock" (the red sea sharks) in which Professor Calculus registers the same desire about the aforementioned rollerskates.
There's a song (the first name of the title) ,like in "Ignace" and other Fernandel movies.
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