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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.

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... Maréchal des logis-chef Ludovic Cruchot
... Nicole Cruchot
... Adjudant Jérôme Gerber
... Richard
... Une estivante / woman on holiday
... Mme Lareine Leroy
... Boisselier (as Claude Pieplu)
... Gangster chauffeur (as Gabriele Tini)
Michelle Wargnier ... (as Michele Wargnier)
Christian Marin ... Maréchal des Logis Albert Merlot
... Maréchal des Logis Lucien Fougasse
Jean-Pierre Bertrand ... Eddie
Sylvie Bréal ... Jessica (as Sylvie Breal)
Martine de Breteuil ... La duchesse d'Armantière
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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9 September 1964 (France)  »

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FRF 1,350,000 (estimated)
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The biggest box office hit of 1964 in France with 7.8 million viewers. See more »

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Cruchot at a crime scene.
24 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

THE TROOPS OF ST. TROPEZ is a hilarious comedy, which brings an abundance of a cheap humor and fast fun. This is a somewhat satirical look at some serious social issues that rotate continuously in the story. That is, from the beginning, very frivolous.

Ludovic Cruchot, a gendarme is the embodiment of the law in a small French village. He has been re-assigned to the seaside commune of Saint-Tropez under the orders of command sergeant major Gerber. His beautiful and rebellious daughter goes with him. The gendarmes have a serious problem: a group of persistent nudists. However, Cruchot has an "ingenious" plan. Meanwhile, his daughter comes in contact with a gang of thieves...

This is a very pleasant and short amusement, regardless of the whole range of unpleasant coincidence. The scenery is is a big hit, because it distracts attention from a distorted perspective on society. There is no place for a parody, this is a comic charade with unclear directions. Mr. Girauld has managed to shuffle all the elements, such as family, crime, religion, youthful rebellious spirit and incompetent guardians of law and order.

Louis de Funès as Ludovic Cruchot has, given to his movements, noises, grimaces and gestures, completely stole the show. He has an aesthetic sense of humor, which is accompanied with his enormous energy. Well, Cruchot somewhat reminiscent on well known inspector Clouseau. Geneviève Grad as Nicole Cruchot is a beautiful girl from a province who comes into a tourist paradise. She has two problems: her youthful rebellious nature and a strict father, who happens to be a hyperactive gendarme. Michel Galabru as warrant officer Jérôme Gerber is preparing for the madness, at least for now.

The films about gendarmes from a hot French coast are, like many other things, a part of my childhood.


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