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Les gangsters de l'expo (1938)

Comedy about two families who meet at the Paris World's Fair and are menaced by gangsters.





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Credited cast:
René Alié
Mary Annaix
Georges Bever
Lily Carmita
Charblay ...
Olive Barbaroux
Jane Clément
Christiane Delyne ...
Francis Dupret ...
Arthur Meulemans
Anthony Gildès
Loulou Girardo
René Herdé
Betty Hoop
Georges Keppens ...
M. Meulemans
Louis Marie
Milly Mathis ...


A family of merchants from Brussels and a family of hairdressers from Marseille meet at the 1937 Paris World's Fair. The Marseille group are in Paris to collect their 250,000 franc lottery winnings, which are also coveted by a group of gangsters. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

17 June 1938 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

De gangsters van de expositie  »

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1.37 : 1
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Meet me at the fair
27 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

This unpretentious little comedy is much fun to Watch;it takes place during the 1937 world fair in Paris and so it prevents the movie from falling into filmed Theatre De Boulevard .

Two families meet at the fair: the Belgian one has an a son,Arthur,apparently a simpleton (but smarter all in all than he looks) ,played by Francis Dupret,who resembles a Young Fernandel..The French one comes from Marseille and the father (Charblay whose playing was certainly influenced by that of Raimu) is under a talkative colorful matron's thumb.They have a daughter,but she is rather bland ,and Arthur finds Gaby ,a shady girl he met in the station,more attractive .

Unfortunately ,Gaby is a gangster's moll ,and her lover wants to use her to latch onto the naive families' dough.Then begins a far-fetched pleasant story involving a duke whose desirable mansion is used as ...the American embassy,a wizard who predicts great things ,a would be ambassador who could keep the suckers' money in his safe .

Add the so-called "Excellency" who speaks delightful Franglais ,the Belgian ,their accent and their gibberish,the Marseillais who can't even recognize pastis,the most famous drink of their hometown....and you've got a funny film.

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