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The Sucker (1965)

Le corniaud (original title)
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Criminals have chosen an ordinary man to carry drugs and jewels in his car across the border. The problem is that this man turned out too much ordinary.

Director:

Gérard Oury

Writers:

Gérard Oury (scenario and adaptation), Georges Tabet (dialogue) (as Georges André Tabet) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bourvil ... Antoine Maréchal
Louis de Funès ... Léopold Saroyan
Venantino Venantini ... Mickey dit le bègue ou la souris
Henri Génès ... Martial (as Henri Genés)
Lando Buzzanca ... Lino
Jacques Eyser ... Un complice de Saroyan
Henri Virlojeux Henri Virlojeux ... Un complice de Saroyan
Jean Meyer Jean Meyer ... Un complice de Saroyan
Jack Ary Jack Ary ... Le douanier-chef (as Jacques Ary)
Jean-Marie Bon Jean-Marie Bon ... Le garagiste à Rome
Guy Delorme Guy Delorme ... Luigi - un homme de Mickey
Jean Droze Jean Droze ... Un homme de Saroyan
Jacques Ferrière ... Un homme de Saroyan (as Jacques Ferriere)
Guy Grosso ... Un douanier (as Grosso)
Michel Modo ... Un douanier (as Modo)
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Storyline

In this Franco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an American friends car from Napels to Bordeaux, but as it happens to be filled with such contraband as stolen money, jewelry and drugs, the involuntary and unwitting companions in crime soon attract all but recreational attention from the "milieu". Written by KGF Vissers

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Trivia

Next to La Grande Vadrouille (1966) this was Louis de Funès biggest success in France. See more »

Goofs

Maréchal falls in the sea backwards, but in the next shot he is clearly falling frontwards. See more »

Quotes

Leopold Saroyan: But he's honest. You can see it in his face. And that's the best passport there is. For a customs officer, the person's the suspect, not the car.
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Connections

Featured in Louis de Funès intime (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Casina Valladie
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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User Reviews

 
The Italian Job (vhs) (dvd) (screen)
3 October 2011 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

This new team-up of Bourvil and Fufu have the same recipe that "La Grande Vadrouille". Bourvil is a kind, simple mind whereas Fufu is a Machiavellian crook. However, Bourvil always bores me while Fufu is a delight: he may be nervous but i can feel behind a great humanity and i really like his beat.

Here, they are filmed in Italy in the sixties and it's cool to see how it was like 50 years ago. Personally, i found this movie funnier than the one mentioned above but it lacks its dramatic background as well. The idea of someone who is spied who is spied is original and I don't think it has been used often. Maybe the great surprise of this movie should be its score because Delerue finds a lot of very great themes!


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Country:

France | Italy | Spain

Language:

French | Italian | German

Release Date:

24 March 1965 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

FRF5,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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