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The Troops on Vacation (1970)

Le gendarme en balade (original title)
The entire squad of gendarmes from Saint-Tropez has been retired. But there is no such power that could stop them from protecting the law and public order.

Director:

Jean Girault

Writers:

Richard Balducci (based on the characters created by), Jacques Vilfrid (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis de Funès ... Maréchal des logis-chef Ludovic Cruchot
Jean Lefebvre ... Maréchal des Logis Lucien Fougasse
Guy Grosso ... Maréchal des Logis Tricard
Michel Modo ... Maréchal des Logis Berlicot
Nicole Vervil ... Mme Gerber
France Rumilly France Rumilly ... La mère supérieure
Yves Vincent ... Le colonel de gendarmerie examinateur
Christian Marin ... Maréchal des Logis Albert Merlot
Claude Gensac ... Josépha Cruchot
Michel Galabru ... Adjudant Jérôme Gerber
Sara Franchetti Sara Franchetti ... Soeur Marie-Bénédicte (as Sarah Franchetti)
Ugo Fangareggi Ugo Fangareggi ... Un hippie
Christor Georgiadis Christor Georgiadis ... (as Chris Georgiadis)
Christine Reynolds Christine Reynolds
René Berthier René Berthier ... Berthier, l'adjoint du colonel
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The whole clique of Cruchot's police station is retired. Now he lives with his rich wife in her castle - and is bored almost to death. He fights with the butler, because he isn't even allowed to do the simple works. But when one of the clique suffers from amnesia after an accident, all of the others reunite and kidnap him, to take him on a tour to their old working places and through their memories. In their old uniforms they turn St. Tropez upside down. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 October 1970 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Troops on Vacation See more »

Filming Locations:

Saint-Tropez, Var, France

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

70mm blow-up version released in Spain. See more »

Goofs

When Cruchot is in the arsenal, released from a barrel, he wears a navy beret. In previous and following scenes he wears his normal gendarme kepi. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Spanish Castilian version reduces the footage by 2 minutes. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Troops & Aliens (1979) See more »

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Again our sympathetic gendarmes in multiple adventures and lots of fun
3 December 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This is a very entertaining outing about Marechal Ludovic Cruchot(Louis De Funes) along with his gendarmes group(Michael Galabru,Jean Lefebre,Guy Grosso,Michael Modo) are prematurely retired. Six months later,Cruchot retires into mansion her rich wife(Claude Gensac) where lives a boring life. But comes his pal Marechal(Michael Galabru) remembering old times. Cruchot has a museum of records and both remember their nostalgics adventures in the Gendarmerie Nationale, as they memorize images from'Gendarmes in N.Y, ' Gendarme get married' and 'Gendarme at St Tropez' when Lucien(Jean Lefebre) is obligated to nude himself for chasing nudists . When Lucien is interned in a clinic caused by lost memory, the group is reunited and then they go into action and impersonate again as gendarmes . The gendarmes outfit undergo several adventures,moving in disguise, dressing as hippies, smoking marijuana, and terminating into a hippie commune where everybody say: I love you.This time gendarmes aren't struggling with persistent nude swimmers but they protect them from parachuted gendarmes.Meantime they're pursued by real gendarmes and hid under a sheep flock. Besides the nuns who appeared previous episodes ask their help but five children have disappeared. Then the gendarmes wind up pursued by an atomic rocket.

This enjoyable French comedy upon the likable gendarmes packs crazy humor,lively situations amusement and too much fun. Louis De Funes, as always, stooges, grimaces and intense mocking faces . Highlights are the mimic gesticulation with a priest, and the conversation via whistle during a traffic jam. Again Claude Gensac,as Ludovic's spouse, she collaborated with Funes in numerous films, often playing his character's wife. Luminous local photography under St. Tropez's blue sky . Lively music score by Raymond Lefebre , includes the usual leitmotif , musical background in habitual ending parade.The picture is professionally directed and ingeniously written by customary director, Jean Girault.Another movies about Cruchot series are : ¨Gendarme of Saiz Tropez, Gendarme Get married, Gendarme and creatures of outer space and Gendarme and the Gendarmettes¨ , the last acting of the great Louis De Funes, an authentic farceur.


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