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Sale temps pour les mouches (1966)

Le commissaire San Antonio is an undercover agent who infiltrates a gang responsible for kidnapping atomic scientists.


Guy Lefranc


Michel Audiard (dialogue), Frédéric Dard | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Barray ... Le commissaire San Antonio
Jean Richard ... L'inspecteur principal Bérurier
Patricia Viterbo Patricia Viterbo ... Sylvie Gérard
Nicole Maurey ... Eva Delagrange
Paul Préboist ... L'inspecteur Pinaud
Philippe Clay ... Pierre Mazaud, dit 'Félix'
Gérard Darrieu Gérard Darrieu ... Neunoeil
François Cadet François Cadet ... Monsieur Paul, le caïd
Georges Bellec Georges Bellec
David Gerson David Gerson
Gaston Woignez Gaston Woignez ... (as Gaston Woigniez)
Jacques Schaeffer Jacques Schaeffer
Patricia Karim Patricia Karim ... (as Patricia Karin)
Hélène Rémy ... Mado
Danielle Dubreuil Danielle Dubreuil


Le commissaire San Antonio is an undercover agent who infiltrates a gang responsible for kidnapping atomic scientists.

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Release Date:

23 December 1966 (France) See more »

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Commissaire San Antonio See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Gérard Barray,Commissaire San Antonio ,round one
19 November 2016 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Gérard Barray was good friend with Frederic Dard ,which may help him get the part of the Commissaire San Antonio ;he was much better than the dreaded Philippe Gasté in Joel Seria's abysmal "San Antonio Ne Pense Qu'A Ca"(1981)Barray was a genuine actor,with plenty of go, derisive ,elegant,the "French stiff upper lip" ;he was never given the parts he deserved .Jean Richard is well cast as Inspecteur Bérurier,whose gargantuan sandwiches would choke the common run of people .

I have got to write it,San Antonio books have never been ,in a month of Sundays ,my cup of tea although I did like Dard 's thrillers ("toi,Le Venin;" Le Monte-Charge" brilliantly transferred to the screen by Robert Hossein)The true lovers of San Antonio will fatally be disappointed :gone are the vividness of the language,the colorfulness ,the Rabelaisian side ....But the others will enjoy Michel Audiard's lines ,with puns,double-entendre expressions,and lots of good humor.Censoreship would not have allowed Dard's bawdy lines anyway and the novel ("Messieurs Les Hommes" ) had to be watered down.

The McGuffin is difficult to decipher and anyway does it matter that much? Well atomic scientists are kidnapped and given a treatment close to that of the abducted marines of "Cinq gars pour Singapour",released the same year : they become as stiff as a poker and thus can be concealed in mannequins ....before being sold to the Russians (?)

A good introduction:in the first sequences,San Antonio and Beru act as if they've never met.

The movie must have attracted some revenues ,for a second "San Antonio" was made ,"Beru Et Ces Dames" .

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