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  (in credits order)
Lionel Abelanski ... Dubbed voice (voice)
Jean-Eric Bielle ... Dubbed Voice (voice)
Marc Cassot ... José / Yves / Orson Welles / Jacques / Ernest / Le patron du journal (voice)

Alain Chabat ... Dubbed Voice (voice)
Christine Delaroche ... Dubbed Voice (voice)
Dominique Farrugia ... Dub Voice (voice)
Marc François ... Dubbed Voice (voice)
Evelyne Grandjean ... Dubbed Voice (voice)
Patrick Guillemin ... Steven / Dave (voice)

Michel Hazanavicius ... Dubbed Voice

Serge Hazanavicius ... Dubbed Voice
Jean-Yves Lafesse ... Dubbed Voice
Raymond Loyer ... George Abitebol / Récitant (voice)
Joël Martineau ... Dino / Le chef indien / Le professeur Hammond (voice)
Jean-Claude Montalban ... Peter / Callaghan / Un ami de Georges / Un ami du futur (voice)
Roger Rudel ... Hugues / Franky / L'acteur / Le témoin professionnel / Joël Hammond (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lauren Bacall ... Christelle (archive footage)

Martin Balsam ... Callaghan (archive footage)

Ned Beatty ... Frederic (archive footage)

Jacqueline Bisset ... La femme de l'hélicoptère (archive footage)

Ernest Borgnine ... Ernest (archive footage)

Walter Brennan ... Stumpy (archive footage)

Charles Bronson ... Chef (archive footage)

Yvonne De Carlo ... La femme de l'acteur (archive footage)

Angie Dickinson ... Jaqueline (archive footage)

Antonio Fargas ... Huggy (archive footage)

Henry Fonda ... Hugues (archive footage)

James Franciscus ... Professeur Hammond (archive footage)

Clark Gable ... L'Acteur (archive footage)

Dustin Hoffman ... Peter (archive footage)

Burt Lancaster ... José (archive footage)

Dean Martin ... Dino (archive footage)

Burgess Meredith ... L'homme de l'hélicoptère (archive footage)

Robert Mitchum ... Yves (archive footage)

Ricky Nelson ... L'ami de George (archive footage)

Paul Newman ... Dave (archive footage)

Slim Pickens ... Gorge-profonde (archive footage)

Elvis Presley ... Le putain d'énergumène (archive footage)

Robert Redford ... Steven (archive footage)

Jason Robards ... Le patron du journal (archive footage)

Randolph Scott ... Joel Hammond (archive footage)

Frank Sinatra ... Franky (archive footage)

James Stewart ... Jacques (archive footage)

Akim Tamiroff ... L'ami de Dino (archive footage)

Spencer Tracy ... Le témoin professionnel (archive footage)

Lana Turner ... Isabelle (archive footage)

Jan-Michael Vincent ... Le fan d'hélicoptère (archive footage)

Jack Warden ... Un journaliste (archive footage)

John Wayne ... George Abitbol (archive footage)

Orson Welles ... Himself (archive footage)

Stuart Whitman ... Un homme du futur (archive footage)

Directed by
Michel Hazanavicius 
Dominique Mézerette 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michel Hazanavicius 
Dominique Mézerette 

Produced by
Robert Nador .... producer
Ève Vercel .... producer
Original Music by
Laurent Petitgirard 
Film Editing by
Jean-Michel Kuess 
Guy Rondi 
Production Management
Claude Léwy .... production manager
Sound Department
Laurence Kurzer .... sound editor
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
Editorial Department
Laurence Hamedi .... post-production coordinator
Guy Debord .... thanks

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70 min
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The project started when Warner agreed to leave the French TV channel Canal+ to use its 4000-movies catalog free of charge and rights for a month (except some of them, like Clint Eastwood's ones). The directors Michel Hazanavicius et Dominique Mézerette, who already did two short movies using the same way, enjoyed very much that decision and they picked their choice amongst the whole bunch of flicks. The whole job was done in six months.See more »
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Wonder why it is not better known in France and Switzerland ?!, 5 September 2011
Author: ifasmilecanhelp from Geneva, Switzerland

For French people and well-understanding French speaking people an absolute must see !

As said in the comment's title, I wonder why it's not well/better known...

Why not, really ?

It's hilarious, delirious, and with some quiet inoffensive slang...

So that any grown-up person who is a movies lover could almost laugh all along the movie.

The French dialogue fits completely to the expressive attitude of the actors,

with even the lips movements which could make us think it is not an invented one, but the real original English lines...

With plenty ironic light trashy permutations of the original English dialogues and meaning of the scenes.

Without knowing the movies in which the different parts have been taken and assembled,

for sure the fun can't be the same... :-(

I define myself as a wide-open movie lover, from classic to martial arts (except horror :-),

and especially comedies but I never heard about this fantastic one before yesterday,

as someone mentioned it on a computer info's sharing site, to my great surprise.

Read straight afterward the excellent reviews here on the site...

Could find it and watched it in the evening...

What a pleasure ! So many laughs ! Just perfect !

For comedy lovers : a must see !!!

Unfortunately and for once the Anglo-American speaking audience will miss this one... :-)

*** a film is never really good unless the camera is an eyes in the head of a poet Orson Welles ***

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