At the turn of the century a soldier an a convent novice are being forced by their parent to marry each other. Both unaware what the other one looks like meet accidentally the night before ... See full summary »
Pierre Verger is a quick-tempered Paris taxi driver (excuse the pleonasm!). On the other hand , he is a good family man concerned about his nearest and dearest. Married to Hélène, he has ... See full summary »
This satire on militarism is set during the period when the revolutionary French, under their new leader Napoleon.,marched into Italy, and deals with the relationship between the troops and the local Italians.
Mr. Pezzella owns and operates a very well established luxury clothing store. He does not like and does not consider it right to pay taxes and therefore uses a tax consultant to be able to evade more taxes.
Shopkeeper Victor Garnier has naively invested his family's life savings in an African mine, on his banker's recommendation. When the mine is nationalized, rendering the stock worthless, he... See full summary »
Louis de Funès,
A terminally ill Mr. Bard, a casino bus driver forced to quit his job, miraculously wins a fortune playing roulette. Instantly becoming a millionaire, he wants to fulfill his life's dream: ... See full summary »
A remake of his brother Marc's movie of the thirties which I have not seen,"Mam'Zelle Nitouche seemed to indicate that Yves Allégret,after making great movies in the 1947-1953 era,was a spent force .
Even Fernandel was not able to save this dud ;the script is awful:the first half is a spate of clichés about mistaken identities (the earnest organist of the convent writes light operettas);the second is even worse,recalling the coarse comedies of the thirties ,with the obligatory funny trick of a female presence in the barracks .
Louis De Funès appears (but you've got to be patient) as a sergeant .Pier Angeli ,the actress James Dean wanted to marry, is cast as the false ingénue.
It was the first time Y.Allégret had experimented color,at a time when the French cinema was mostly black and white :pearls before swine.
Word to the wise :take "Manèges" instead.
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