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Some Like It... Cold (1960)

Certains l'aiment... froide (original title)
On his death-bed in 1759, the Marquis de Valmorin writes his will, leaving his vast fortune not to his children but to his descendents in 200 years' time. In 1959, the possible ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Bastia

Writers:

Jean Bastia (adaptation), Jean-Daniel Daninos (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis de Funès ... Ange Galopin
Pierre Dudan Pierre Dudan ... Pierre Valmorin
Francis Blanche ... William Forster Valmorin
Jean Richard ... Jérôme Valmorin
Robert Manuel Robert Manuel ... Luigi Valmorin, dit 'Valmorino' (as Robert Manuel de la Comédie Française)
Mathilde Casadesus Mathilde Casadesus ... Mathilde Rouet, née Valmorin
Mireille Perrey ... Maman
Karine Jansen Karine Jansen ... Denise (as Carine Jansen)
Nicky Valor Nicky Valor ... Ava Spider
Françoise Béguin Françoise Béguin ... Arielle
Habib Benglia Habib Benglia ... Hannibal Valmorin
Jean-Paul Rouland Jean-Paul Rouland ... Le docteur Schuster (as Jean-Paul Roulan)
Léonce Corne Léonce Corne ... Maître Meyer
Max Elloy ... Simpson - le majordome de Pierre
Harry-Max ... Le commissaire (as Harry Max)
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On his death-bed in 1759, the Marquis de Valmorin writes his will, leaving his vast fortune not to his children but to his descendents in 200 years' time. In 1959, the possible beneficiaries of the will learn that the entire estate will pass to the one who has an incurable illness.

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French visa # 22291. See more »

Soundtracks

Un petit chat ronronne
(uncredited)
Written by Pierre Dudan
Performed by Guy Nelson and Jacques Denjean Orchestra
Courtesy of Decca records
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Caricatures in slightly funny madcap comedy

The old Valmorin died 200 years ago. The notary tells the family about the inheritance: the one who is terminally ill, will receive the money. They all try their luck with getting ill before the other. One family member pretends to be deaf, another pretends to have a terrible back ache. Etcetera.

This film begins interesting but doesn't continue quite like it. It's madcap comedy, but not funny enough, and scenes often feel like 'fillers' for the film. The kind of comedy that drags after a while because of all the shouting and running.

One problem is that the characters are too much a caricature to care about as a viewer. Over the top acting and humor are too often confused. This is an example. One other problem is that the film lacks a decent ending.

De Funès is the finance manager of the 'winners'. He plays his standard routine as bossy, impatient man more energetic than in later films. But he's only a supporting character. He isn't even the funniest bit of the film, that is Jean Richard, who is actually quite comical as an explorer with a lot of tics.

This film could have been a great short comedy, I suppose, but in this way it is average. I rate it 5/10.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 February 1960 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Certains l'aiment... froide! See more »

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Kerfrance Production See more »
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Mono
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