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The Devil by the Tail ()

Le diable par la queue (original title)
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A Marquise who lures motorists to her hotel by sabotaging their cars gets more than she bargains for when one guest turns out to be a bank robber on the run

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Le baron César Maricorne
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La marquise
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La comtesse Diane
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Le comte Georges
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Jean-Jacques Leroy-Martin, le "play-boy"
Clotilde Joano ...
La comtesse Jeanne (La cousine pianiste)
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Monsieur Patin (Le client assidu)
Tanya Lopert ...
Cookie (La minette)
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Amélie (La jeune baronne)
Xavier Gélin ...
Charlie (Le petit garagiste)
Jacques Balutin ...
Max, un gangster
Pierre Tornade ...
Schwartz, un gangster
Jeanne Berdin ...
Mme Passereau (as Janine Berdin)
Charles Mallet ...
Le commissaire
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Un campeur Suédois (uncredited)

Directed by

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Philippe de Broca

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Daniel Boulanger ... (scenario and dialogue)
 
Claude Sautet ... (decoupage)
 
Philippe de Broca ... (scenario) (uncredited)

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Philippe de Broca ... producer
Alberto Grimaldi ... producer

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Georges Delerue

Cinematography by

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Jean Penzer

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Françoise Javet

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Christiane Lack ... assistant editor
Jean-François Naudon ... trainee editor

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Dominique André

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Hans von Hoecke

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Jacques Fonteray

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Anne-Marie Branca-Martiquet ... makeup artist
Evelyne Iafrate ... hair stylist
Jacky Reynal ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Nicole Farny ... unit manager
Jean Pieuchot ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Christian Fuin ... second assistant director
Georges Pellegrin ... first assistant director

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Jean Labussière ... sound
Gabriel Salagnac ... sound assistant

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Gilles Bonneau ... camera operator
Michel Lebon ... assistant cinematographer
Georges Pierre ... still photographer

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Nadine Alari ... voice dubbing for some scenes: Marthe Keller - uncredited
Christine Brière ... press attache
Suzanne Durrenberger ... script supervisor
Henry Dutrannoy ... administrator

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Taglines He told them where to go...and they flipped! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Non tirate il diavolo per la coda (Italy)
  • The Devil by the Tail (United States)
  • El diablo por la cola (Spain)
  • Ördögöt a farkánál (Hungary)
  • Nipin napin (Finland)
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  • 90 min
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