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Pouic-Pouic (1963)

Léonard Monestier has made his fortune trading on the stock exchange. His eccentric wife Cynthia almost bankrupts him by selling some of his shares to buy an oil concession in South America... See full summary »

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Jean Girault
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Louis de Funès ... Léonard Monestier
Mireille Darc ... Patricia Monestier
Roger Dumas ... Paul Monestier
Jacqueline Maillan ... Cynthia Monestier - la femme de Léonard
Christian Marin ... Charles
Philippe Nicaud Philippe Nicaud ... Simon Guilbaud
Guy Tréjan ... Antoine Brévin (as Guy Tréjean)
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Pedro Castelli
Maria-Rosa Rodriguez Maria-Rosa Rodriguez ... Palma Diamantino (as Yana Chouri)
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Léonard Monestier has made his fortune trading on the stock exchange. His eccentric wife Cynthia almost bankrupts him by selling some of his shares to buy an oil concession in South America. Convinced that the concession is a fake, Monestier decides to sell it on to a friend of the family, the naive millionaire Antoine Brévin. Antoine wants to marry his daughter, Patricia. However, Patricia has a different opinion on the matter. She manages to persuade the car delivery guy, Simon Guilbaud, to pretend to be her husband. Unaware of this development, Monestier invites Antoine to his house in order to get him to agree to buy the oil concession. After the invitation to Antoine, the butler Charles informs Monestier of the rushed marriage of Patricia. To prove that the concession is genuine, Monestier hires his son-in-law Simon to pretend to be his son, Paul, who is currently in South America. At this point, the real Paul turns up, with a Latin showgirl, Palma. Monestier has to resort to ... Written by Lara Cain

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 November 1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy átverés See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Pouic-Pouic (Générique)
Written and Performed by Jean-Michel Defaye Et Son Orchestre
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Moliere lives !
7 November 1999 | by PhroggySee all my reviews

While seeing this movie, one can only dream about seeing it as a boulevard stage production, as it was intended. Okay, those popular stage plays often goes for crudeness more than humour, but this one is very clever and has Molière-esque standarts, up to the servant's character very much in France's Great Man (The other Great Man - the first one in my opinion - being Shakespeare) tradition. Great fun, great characters, great plot twists, what more can you expect ? This is the original. Tr


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