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The Reluctant Spy (1963)

L'honorable Stanislas, agent secret (original title)
Stanislas Dubois is the manager of a successful advertising agency. One day, he comes up against an imposing woman who foists on him a cumbersome painting by Cézanne.

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Michel Cousin (original scenario and adaptation), Jean-Charles Dudrumet (original scenario and adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Jean Marais ... Stanislas
Geneviève Page ... Ursula Keller
Maurice Teynac Maurice Teynac ... Alfred Thirios
Jean Galland ... Colonel Derblay, chef des renseignements généraux
Gaia Germani Gaia Germani ... Andrea
Marcelle Arnold Marcelle Arnold ... Mlle Morin
Christian Marin ... Lecanut
Valerio Tordi Valerio Tordi
F. Florio F. Florio
Luciana Paoli Luciana Paoli
Pierre Moncorbier Pierre Moncorbier ... Le faux prédicateur
Hélène Dieudonné ... La grand-mère de Stanislas
Jean-Pierre Vaguer Jean-Pierre Vaguer
Louis Arbessier Louis Arbessier ... Le directeur du musée
Fred Fisher Fred Fisher ... Martin, l'agent anglais assassiné
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Stanislas Dubois is the manager of a successful advertising agency. One day, he comes up against an imposing woman who foists on him a cumbersome painting by Cézanne.

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Followed by Killer Spy (1965) See more »

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Stanislas
17 December 2012 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The first of two movies ,based on the Monsieur Stanislas ,an advertising executive overtaken by events ,who wants to lead a peaceful life but is involved ,like the hero of "north by northwest",in a spy story :like him,he lives with mother (and grandmother).

It was the time Jean Marais was relinquishing the sword of the swashbucklers for the broader horizons of the spy thriller;Hitchcock's influence ("stagefright" "the man who knew too much") shows now and there but the characters are often funny : hats off to veteran Noel Roquevert and his syringe;Genevieve Page,who was fluent in English and worked with Wilder ,Cukor and Daves ,is an elegant leading lady who in her native country never got the parts she deserved.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 September 1963 (France) See more »

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The Reluctant Spy See more »

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