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The Troops of St. Tropez (1964)

Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez (original title)
Gendarme Ludovic Cruchot is re-assigned to the French Riviera seaside resort town of Saint-Tropez where petty criminals and his own daughter give him a hard time.

Director:

Jean Girault

Writers:

Richard Balducci (original story), Jacques Vilfrid (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis de Funès ... Maréchal des logis-chef Ludovic Cruchot
Geneviève Grad ... Nicole Cruchot
Michel Galabru ... Adjudant Jérôme Gerber
Daniel Cauchy ... Richard
Madeleine Delavaivre ... Une estivante / woman on holiday
Maria Pacôme ... Mme Lareine Leroy
Claude Piéplu ... Boisselier (as Claude Pieplu)
Gabriele Tinti ... Gangster chauffeur (as Gabriele Tini)
Michelle Wargnier Michelle Wargnier ... (as Michele Wargnier)
Christian Marin ... Maréchal des Logis Albert Merlot
Jean Lefebvre ... Maréchal des Logis Lucien Fougasse
Jean-Pierre Bertrand Jean-Pierre Bertrand ... Eddie
Sylvie Bréal Sylvie Bréal ... Jessica (as Sylvie Breal)
Martine de Breteuil Martine de Breteuil ... La duchesse d'Armantière
Evelyne Céry Evelyne Céry ... (as Evelyne Cery)
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The ambitious police officer Cruchot is transferred to St. Tropez. He's struggling with persistent nude swimmers, but even more with his teenage daughter, who's trying to impress her rich friends by telling them her father was a millionaire and owned a yacht in the harbor. He gets drawn into it when he tries to cover for her when a friend 'lends' the car of her assumed father. It turns out that the real owners of the yacht aren't exactly what they pretend to be either... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Beguiling BATHING BEAUTIES will give you a load of laughs!


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 September 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Troops of St. Tropez See more »

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Budget:

FRF 1,350,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The biggest box office hit of 1964 in France with 7.8 million viewers. See more »

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Douliou, douliou Saint-Tropez
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Performed by Geneviève Grad
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First outing of Ludovic Cruchot series with the farceur Louis De Funes
24 March 2009 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This is a pretty amusing entry on Marechal Luudovic Cruchot(Louis De Funes)Gendarmes stories. Starts with a prologue in black and white where Cruchot is a corporal at a village .He's suddenly been promoted to sergeant in Sainz Tropez and undertakes the changeling. There he goes along with his beautiful daughter Nicole (Genevieve Grad).At the Nationale Gendarmerie finds four Marechals(Jean Lefevre,Michael Modo,Grosso) and chef adjutant Jerome(Michael Galabru).Meanwhile a mobs have robbed a Rembrant painting titled the 'girl of the tulip' and the Gendarmes must to find it. Besides happen several adventures, with highlights such as the chase of nudists whom Cruchot ask them documentation, when Lucien(Jean Lefevre)is obligated to nude himself for close nudists, and the ordinary nun driving rapidly in the Citroen, among others.

This agreeable French comedy about the sympathetic Gendarmes contains slapstick,slapdash, simple humor and lots of entertainment and fun . Louis De Funes, as usual, steals the show, the puts paces, grimace,and overacting by means of excessive mimic gesticulation. Marvelous, wonderful Genevieve Grad as festive daughter, she starred various sword and sandals movies.It's a co-production French-Italian , for that reason appears Gabriele Tinti as a gangster, he's customary actor of co-productions during the 60 and 70s. However doesn't appear Claude Gensac who collaborated five movies as Funes'spouse, because in the next installment 'Gendarme get married' she'll become into wife. Glimmer local cinematography in luminous sun under Saint Tropez'blue sky. Enjoyable musical score by Raymond Lefevre including musical background leitmotif and catching disco song titled, of course, St Tropez. Habitual final parade with Cruchot greeted like a hero. If you like Funes' overacting, you'll enjoy this one. The flick is lively written and amusingly directed by Jean Girault, who followed film-making the series: Gendarmes and creatures of outer space,Gendarme in balade, Gendarme at New York, and Gendarme and the Gendarmettes.


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