Hector Valentin (Bourvil) returns to France from Canada when he inherits a small sawmill. He has difficulties restarting the run-down operation which has inefficient workers and is hampered... See full synopsis »
After thirteen years in Germany, Fernand is coming back to his wife and his restaurant. But since his disparition, his wife as made her life with a norman chef, sympathetic but a specialist... See full summary »
Charles Bosquier, a role apparently written for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial headmaster of a French strict boarding school. No father could be deeper shocked ... See full summary »
An Italian official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released--but then ... See full summary »
Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, and steals the loot of a break-in. He is also preparing a house-breaking, and his friend ... See full summary »
Two men, a painter and a poor guy, have to cross over Paris by night during World War II and to deliver black market meat. As they walk along dark Parisian streets, they encounter various ... See full summary »
Although Bourvil was (and remains) one of the really popular French movie stars, this film remains totally unknown to most of his fans. Furthermore, even the books written on Bourvil generally neglect to mention this title. Why? Well, for unexplained reasons, the distributor didn't release CLODO in its original form, but added hardcore sequences (yes!) and tried to release it some years after its completion, under a new title, "Clodo et les vicieuses". Of course, it was a total fiasco and the film fells into oblivion. Happily enough, it was made available on videotape in the early 1990's (WITHOUT the hardcore sequences...) and recently, Jean-Pierre Mocky, the French director, who owns his own movie theater, "Le Brady", in Paris, was able to show the film to moviegoers. So, a film with Bourvil, Pauline Carton, and other beloved French actors, finally became available to film fanatics...
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