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A retired criminal-court judge on vacation finds himself stranded in a nest of thieves, who show him a friendlier side of crime.

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M. Gaetan Le Sentencier, 'La Sentence'
Suzanne Dantès ...
Mme Nathalie Le Sentencier
Dorville ...
Jules Le Bouic
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Marie Qu'a-d'ça
François Simon ...
La poupée (as Michel François)
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Môme de Dieu (Kid of God)
Robert Arnoux ...
Gabriel, the chauffeur
Jeanine Roger ...
Gabriel's Girlfriend
Robert Ozanne ...
Cinq de Canne
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Coup de Châsse (King of the Chase)
Liliane Lesaffre ...
Lontine Le Bouic
Mila Parély ...
La Panthère
Émile Saint-Ober ...
Coco
Henri de Livry ...
(as De Livry)
Robert Sidonac
Julien Barrot
Jean Hubert
Jacques Albert
Marie-José ...
Madame Cinq de Canne
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Georges Bever ...
Le marchand de cycles (uncredited)
René Lacourt ...
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Salinac ...
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Directed by

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Jean Boyer

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Marcel Arnac ... (novel "A L'Heritage")
 
Jean Boyer ... (scenario) and
Jean-Pierre Feydeau ... (scenario)
 
Yves Mirande ... (dialogue)

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Jean Martinetti ... general producer

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Georges Van Parys

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Victor Arménise ... (as Arménise)
René Ribault ... (uncredited)

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Maurice Serein

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Jacques Colombier

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Roux

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Christian Chamborant ... assistant director

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Antoine Archimbaud ... sound (as Archimbaud)

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Pierre Bachelet ... assistant camera
Roger Corbeau ... still photographer
Ribault ... assistant camera

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Georgette Perrin ... script girl
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Plot Summary

Harsh Parisian judge Gaetan (known as Monsieur Maximum), chafing in the idleness of retirement, leaves for a seaside holiday. But Gabriel the chauffeur has his mind on his girl, not the car; Gaetan and wife Nathalie are stranded in the country, where they find shelter in a low class bistro patronized by cheerful jail birds. Once the ice is broken, they have a wonderful time, but as the judge tries to trick his new friends into reforming, inevitable exposure approaches... Written by Rod Crawford

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Also Known As
  • Extenuating Circumstances
  • Enyhítő körülmény (Hungary)
  • Circunstâncias Atenuantes (Portugal)
  • Formildende Omstændigheder (Denmark)
  • Grand hotell skumrasket (Sweden)
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  • 85 min
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