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The Exchange Student ()

Les grandes vacances (original title)
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Charles Bosquier, a role apparently written for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial headmaster of a French strict boarding school. No father could be deeper shocked to find one of his own sons miserably failed his... See more »

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Charles Bosquier
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MacFarrell
Martine Kelly ...
Shirley MacFarrell
François Leccia ...
Philippe Bosquier
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Gérard Bosquier
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Isabelle Bosquier
Maurice Risch ...
Stéphane Michonnet
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Croizac, le livreur de charbon
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Rose
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L'automobiliste
Jean St. Clair
Christiane Muller ...
La bonne des Bosquier
Denise Provence ...
La comtesse
Françoise Girault ...
Une vacancière avec le chien
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Une vacancière avec le chien (as Sylvia Dionisio)
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Bargin
Jean-Pierre Bertrand ...
Christian
Jacques Dublin ...
Claude
Dominique Maurin ...
Michel
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Chastenet, un professeur
Carlo Nell ...
Un professeur
Daniel Bellus ...
Le comte
Max Montavon ...
Morizot, un professeur
Robert Destain ...
Le surveillant général
Jacques Famery
Paul Faivre ...
Le propriétaire du poulailler
Emile Prud'homme ...
Mimile (as Émile Prudhomme)
Douglas Read
Colin Drake ...
Jenkins
Jean Droze ...
Le jardinier
Mary Boduin
Barbara Sommers ...
La préposée aux costumes
Charles Lloyd Pack
Jean Falloux ...
L'ivrogne
Billy Kearns ...
Le conducteur du car (as Bill Kearns)
Joachim Westhoff
Percival Russel ...
Un policeman
Brian Coburn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henri Attal ...
Un marin au bistrot (uncredited)
Antoine Baud ...
Un marin au bistrot (uncredited)
Jackie Blanchot ...
Un marin au bistrot (uncredited)
Claude Carliez ...
Un marin au club nautique (uncredited)
Bernard Charlan ...
Le brigadier (uncredited)
Louise Chevalier ...
Petit rôle (uncredited)
Guy Delorme ...
Un marin au bistrot (uncredited)
Jack Jourdain ...
Un marin hollandais (uncredited)
Richard Larke ...
Un spectateur aux mariages (uncredited)
Bernard Le Coq ...
Jean-Christophe, un élève (uncredited)
Rudy Lenoir ...
Un professeur (uncredited)
Sylvain Levignac ...
Un marin hollandais (uncredited)
Dominique Marcas ...
La pompiste (uncredited)
Ernest Menzer ...
Un père (uncredited)
Jean Minisini ...
Un marin au bistrot (uncredited)
André Nader ...
Le père de Jean-Christophe (uncredited)
Ivo Pauwels ...
Un marin hollandais (uncredited)
Jacques Van Dooren ...
Un marin hollandais (uncredited)
Lionel Vitrant ...
Le serveur du bistrot (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jean Girault

Written by

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Jacques Vilfrid ... (screenplay) and
Jean Girault ... (screenplay)

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Raymond Danon ... executive producer
Maurice Jacquin ... producer

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Raymond Lefevre

Cinematography by

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Marcel Grignon

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Jean-Michel Gautier

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Sydney Bettex

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Jacques Cottin
Marc Doelnitz

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Anatole Paris ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Ralph Baum ... production manager
Paul Laffargue ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tony Aboyantz ... first assistant director
Jean Falloux ... aerial unit director
Jean-Noël Jourdanet ... assistant assistant director
Jean Mylonas ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Jacques Dugied ... assistant decorator
Guy Maugin ... set dresser
Georges Richard ... assistant decorator
Jean Taillandier ... assistant decorator
Maurice Terrasse ... property master
Jean Vergne ... property master
Albert Volper ... set dresser

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Catherine Gabrielidis ... assistant sound editor
Paul Pauwels ... boom operator
René Sarazin ... sound
Annie Vital ... assistant sound editor
Eva Zora ... sound editor

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Claude Carliez ... special effects fighting
Jacques Gonfreville ... special effects skiing
Georges Iaconelli ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jean-Louis Castelli ... still photographer
Jean Falloux ... aerial photographer
Robert Fraisse ... assistant camera
Jean-Paul Schwartz ... camera operator

Script and Continuity Department

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Christiane Bertin ... script girl

Other crew

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Alain Darbon ... general manager
Jean Fouchet ... title designer
Alexandre Renault ... assistant aerial phtography
Jacques Schaeffer ... assistant general manager

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Jean Falloux ... dedicated to the memory of
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Charles Bosquier, a role apparently written for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial headmaster of a French strict boarding school. No father could be deeper shocked to find one of his own sons miserably failed his exams, and too embarrassed to enroll him for his own summer-school, so he sends Philippe to England as exchange student. Philippe planned to save his sailing plans with friends by sending fat nerd Stephane Michonnet to England using his name, which comes out when Michonnet gets indigestion. Meanwhile Charles expects his spoiled favorite son, Gérard, who tells daddy about all the other schoolboys for money, to chaperon Shirley, the daughter of his English counterpart MacFarrell, but the girl gets all French boys horny, so even his perfect record is soon gravely soiled as dad spies on them, and he and Shirley join Philippe and his friends. Now the headmaster chases the kids' yacht -incognito, to avoid a scandal- all the way to England, where his colleague soon joins him, and further... Written by KGF Vissers

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Also Known As
  • Le grandi vacanze (Italy)
  • The Exchange Student (World-wide, English title)
  • The Exchange Student (United States)
  • The Exchange Student (Europe, English title)
  • The Exchange Student (United Kingdom)
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  • 84 min
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Trivia Stuntman and pilot Jean Falloux died in an airplane crash in September 1967 during the filming of the movie. A tribute to his memory is in the beginning credits.. See more »
Goofs Around 00:35:30, Gérard is saying something but his lips clearly tell something else. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Die Strategie der Schnecke (2006). See more »
Quotes MacFarrell: Don't you offend me! You are just a silly little man, a tiny man, a tiny man, no aristocrat in you!
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