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Tender Scoundrel (1966)

Tendre voyou (original title)
Tony Maréchal is a professional seducer. Having conquered countless women, proclaims that there is none that can resist his charm. To prove this makes a difficult challenge: to seduce baroness Minna von Strasshofer.

Director:

Jean Becker

Writers:

Michel Audiard (dialogue), Jean Becker | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Tony Maréchal
Nadja Tiller ... Baroness Minna von Strasshofer
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Bob
Robert Morley ... Lord Swift
Geneviève Page ... Béatrice Dumonceaux
Marcel Dalio ... Le père de Véronique (as Dalio)
Micheline Dax Micheline Dax ... Marjorie
Philippe Noiret ... Bibi Dumonceaux
Maria Pacôme ... Germaine
Michèle Girardon ... La jeune fille du Ritz
Peter Carsten ... Otto Hanz, le capitaine du Yacht
Ellen Bahl Ellen Bahl ... Josette
Pierre Tornade Pierre Tornade ... Le client du garage
Raymond Meunier Raymond Meunier ... Un chauffeur de taxi
Paul Mercey Paul Mercey ... M. Ponce
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Tony Maréchal is a professional seducer. Having conquered countless women, proclaims that there is none that can resist his charm. To prove this makes a difficult challenge: to seduce baroness Minna von Strasshofer.

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With a little French eclair or a Swiss souffle - Ona yacht with a crazy nymph - In the Tropics with a torrid butterfly...It's BELMONDO...The World's #1 Swinger?

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 September 1966 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Tender Scoundrel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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TENDER SCOUNDREL (Jean Becker, 1966) **
18 September 2006 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

I mistook this colorful, location-filled adventure fluff for a light-hearted caper - and, therefore, I couldn't help being disappointed by the lack of a definite plot and the general silliness of the whole enterprise! Becker is the son of Jacques Becker - who had made classics like CASQUE D'OR (1952), TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI (1954) and LE TROU (1960) - but he demonstrates little of his father's attention to detail, where the style actually served the plot and the characters rather than being merely surface gloss. In fact, the film leans completely on the charms of leading-man Jean-Paul Belmondo - who's accompanied off-screen by a bouncy Michel Legrand score and on it by the likes of Robert Morley, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Philippe Noiret and Marcel Dalio...not forgetting a bevy of beauties (though second-billed Stefania Sandrelli is wasted and actually appears only in the film's final third), including Orson Welles' future wife Oja Kodar! I'd still love to watch Becker's award-winning erotic drama ONE DEADLY SUMMER (1983), starring luscious Isabelle Adjani...


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