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Tout l'or du monde (1961)

Businessman Victor Hardy (Noiret) wants to buy the entire area around the small village of Cabosse. He claims that he wants to return to nature, but he also intends to profit by selling the... See full summary »

Director:

René Clair

Writers:

René Clair (screenplay, adaptation & dialogue), Jean Marsan (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Bourvil ... Dumont and his sons: Mathieu, 'Toine, Martial
Alfred Adam Alfred Adam ... Alfred
Philippe Noiret ... Victor Hardy
Claude Rich ... Fred
Colette Castel ... Stella
Annie Fratellini Annie Fratellini ... Rose
Nicole Chollet Nicole Chollet ... La patronne du café
Max Elloy ... Le garde-champêtre
Jean Marsan Jean Marsan ... Un speaker
Pascal Mazzotti ... Un speaker
Albert Michel Albert Michel ... Le maire de Cabosse
Michel Modo ... Tony
Georges Toussaint Georges Toussaint
Françoise Dorléac ... La journaliste
Yves Barsacq ... Un photographe
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Businessman Victor Hardy (Noiret) wants to buy the entire area around the small village of Cabosse. He claims that he wants to return to nature, but he also intends to profit by selling the water from the village fountain, which is reputed to enhance longevity. However old farmer Mathieu and his sons (all played by Bourvil) don't want to sell... Written by Anonymous

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Health is worth all the gold in the world .
9 December 2014 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

René Clair is the only director of the French golden age I do not dig;this is one of these directors the new wave embraced without a moment's hesitation whereas they trashed most of his colleagues ruthlessly.

Hindsight is less favorable;"Tout L'Or Du Monde" is not even granted one star in the "Dictionnaire Des Films " and the reviewer wrote that it is unworthy of his masterpieces .

But I do like Bourvil;anyway is there anybody in France who does not like this actor?And because he is in it,I watched it.In fact ,the critics were too hard :Bourvil plays three parts :the father,and the two sons -the second son appears in the last ten minutes- ;as there are no special effects,they are never in the same shot.

All Bourvil had to do is act naturally:he is cast,as often ,as the country bumpkin ,gullible and apparently dumb ,but actually smarter than the chic businessmen and stubborn to boot.

An estate developer discovers ,by looking at the graves in the cemetery,that in a small village ,people live longer than usually:so he wants to buy all the properties around to build a residence,complete with casino,fountain of youth .But they run into difficulties when they want to do peasant Bourvil and son away from their farm that is passed down from generation to generation.

The songs are not an improvement on those of "Le Million" and " Le Dernier Milliardaire" ,but there is a good spoof on the scandal sheets :"France Dimanche" is renamed "Paris Dimanche ",and,should we believe these idiots ,make the broad mass of French people as happy as the stars of their article :"everybody's happy" ,a shrewd Philippe Noiret assures.

This is certainly not a masterpiece ,but Bourvil ,Philippe Noiret and Claude Rich make it worthwhile.You can notice Françoise Dorléac,Catherine Deneuve's late sister ,cast as a journalist.


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Release Date:

1 November 1961 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

All the Gold in the World See more »

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1.66 : 1
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