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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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Storyline

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

Last appearance of Jean Lefebvre and Christian Marin on the Gendarme saga. 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 »

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Referenced in Le cou de la girafe (2004) See more »

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A househusband?
11 March 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Now that Cruchot is married with Josepha,now that he is rich ,now that he has got nothing to do but rest in his missus's desirable mansion,what is left for him to do? Retirement is not his cup of tea and he feels nostalgic for the good old time when he was a gendarme and he had fun with his colleagues and his superior Gerber (Michel Galabru).

He finds back his old pals,and they come back to work,in an unofficial capacity.Their good humor will come back again too.

Of course Sister Marie-Benedicte (and mother superior)character is featured ,but Cruchot's daughter ,Nicole ,is absent for the first time in the series.She will never appear afterward.


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