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Fric-Frac (1939)

Marcel works as assistant to a jeweller whose bossy daughter Renée keeps hitting on him. When he meets lovely Loulou and her lazy friend Jo, he is fascinated by the girl and somehow ... See full summary »

Directors:

Maurice Lehmann, Claude Autant-Lara (uncredited)

Writers:

Édouard Bourdet (play), Michel Duran (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fernandel ... Marcel
Michel Simon ... Jo 'Les bras coupés'
Arletty ... Loulou
Hélène Robert ... Renée
Andrex ... Petit-Louis
René Génin René Génin ... Blain (as Genin)
Génia Vaury Génia Vaury ... La grande Marie (as Genia Vaury)
Jacques Varennes Jacques Varennes ... Tintin
Marcel Vallée Marcel Vallée ... Mercadier - le bijoutier
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Marcel works as assistant to a jeweller whose bossy daughter Renée keeps hitting on him. When he meets lovely Loulou and her lazy friend Jo, he is fascinated by the girl and somehow attracted by their world : Loulou and Jo are crooks. As Marcel naively tries to bring some morality in their lives, the pair turn him into an unwilling accomplice in the robbery of his boss's jewels. Written by Greg Philip <greg_philip@hotmail.com>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 June 1939 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

De grote kraak See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Silly plot,wonderful actors.
28 February 2002 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This is Lehman's only claim to fame,although he was helped by Claude Autant-Lara who was to become one of the most important directors of the years to come("Douce","le diable au corps").It's not much of a plot (a fric frac=break-in),but the fabulous threesome make it a winner.Michel Simon plays a gentle thug,so lazy his nickname is "Jo with the arms cut".Arletty is Loulou ,a whore who teaches slang to the respectable Marcel ,a clerk in a jeweller's shop ,object of his two "friends' " desire.A lot of fun is guaranteed for all!


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