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The Old Guard (1960)

Les vieux de la vieille (original title)
Three old chums who are number ones in the business of practical jokes decide to leave their village from Vendée in France in order to go and live in a old people's nursing home. Pested off... See full summary »

Director:

Gilles Grangier

Writers:

Michel Audiard (dialogue), Michel Audiard (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Fresnay ... Baptiste Talon
Jean Gabin ... Jean-Marie Péjat
Noël-Noël ... Blaise Poulossière
Bruno Balp Bruno Balp ... L'ouvrier de la salle communale
Yane Barry Yane Barry ... Mariette
Paul Bisciglia Paul Bisciglia ... Jojo, le fiancé de Mariette
Charles Bouillaud Charles Bouillaud ... Le fils Bleuzet
Denise Carvenne Denise Carvenne ... La touriste en voiture
Pierre Collet Pierre Collet ... Le livreur de bières
Robert Dalban ... Jérôme Ardouin, le fossoyeur
André Dalibert André Dalibert ... Anselme Poulossière
Guy Decomble Guy Decomble ... Le chauffeur du car
Hélène Dieudonné ... La supérieure de 'Gouyette'
Yvette Etiévant ... Louise
Paul Faivre Paul Faivre ... Léon
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Three old chums who are number ones in the business of practical jokes decide to leave their village from Vendée in France in order to go and live in a old people's nursing home. Pested off and unable to stand their jokes any more, the villagers are more than happy to see them leaving off. But the three old men, soon enough, feeling bored of the nursing home, make up their mind to come back and settle down in the village. Written by Paulo Ramirez

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 September 1960 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Himmel ist schon ausverkauft See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Referenced in En direct de...: L'école des bêtes (1960) See more »

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Dated and loud!
22 June 2009 | by Frank Khi DouSee all my reviews

A lot of Jean Gabin films are coming out on DVD these days. The actor certainly made some of the greatest french films of all time (La grande illusion, La bête humaine, Touchez pas au grisbi, Quai des brumes, etc.) but this film is one of his very worst. The most annoying thing here is how often the three main characters shout at each other. Not only are their dialogs not really that funny but all three actors have to say their lines with a thick countryman accent that makes them even uglier to listen to. Jean Gabin was a very faithful actor when it came to working with certain directors but obviously Gilles Grangier was no Jean Renoir and, as for most of Gabin and Grangier collaborations, you can surely skip this turkey!


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