7.2/10
2,325
12 user 4 critic
A man wasn't sure to takes a famous chair, because he affects resulting to English soldier and who tried to rape her.

Director:

Jean Girault

Writers:

Alec Coppel (play), Myra Coppel (play) | 5 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Tattoo (1968)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An art dealer wants to buy a Modigliani, which is tattooed on the back of an old soldier.

Director: Denys de La Patellière
Stars: Jean Gabin, Louis de Funès, Paul Mercey
Hibernatus (1969)
Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The frozen body of Paul Fournier is discovered in Greenland where he had disappeared during a scientific expedition in 1905. Perfectly conserved he is brought back to life in the 1960s. His... See full summary »

Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Louis de Funès, Michael Lonsdale, Claude Gensac
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Politician get hitch hikers on road and in one car accident they all end up on a tree above the sea.

Director: Serge Korber
Stars: Louis de Funès, Geraldine Chaplin, Olivier De Funès
The Discord (1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Guillaume has made it: A machine that can clean dirty air by simply sucking all dirt into air balloons and then shipping them far far away so his explanation. Some Japanese business guys, ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi
Stars: Louis de Funès, Annie Girardot, Maurice Risch
The Band (1970)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Manager of female dance group and his cousin leads the group on a tour in the Rome and prohibit them to socialize with men. Problems occur when we see that one of the girls has a baby in Rome.

Director: Serge Korber
Stars: Louis de Funès, Noëlle Adam, Olivier De Funès
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Charles Bosquier, a role apparently written for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial headmaster of a French strict boarding school. No father could be deeper shocked ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Girault
Stars: Louis de Funès, Ferdy Mayne, Martine Kelly
Adventure | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In Spain of 17th century Minister of Finance try to dishonor the queen. But his plan was too much intricate.

Director: Gérard Oury
Stars: Louis de Funès, Yves Montand, Alice Sapritch
Oscar (1967)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Neurotic businessman must find the right man for his pregnant daughter. In fact, it is little bit complicated.

Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Louis de Funès, Claude Rich, Mario David
The Miser (1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Based on Molière's play. The children of Harpagon, Cléante and his sister Elise, are each in love but they still haven't spoken to their father yet. Harpagon is a miser who wants to choose ... See full summary »

Directors: Louis de Funès, Jean Girault
Stars: Louis de Funès, Franck Cabot-David, Hervé Bellon
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Louis-Philippe Fourchaume, another typical lead-role for French comedy superstar Louis de Funès, is the dictatorial CEO of a French company which designs and produces sail yachts, and fires... See full summary »

Director: Robert Dhéry
Stars: Louis de Funès, Andréa Parisy, Franco Fabrizi
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Top-notch french restaurant owner Monsieur Septime is involved into crime when one of his famous guests disappears.

Director: Jacques Besnard
Stars: Louis de Funès, Bernard Blier, Maria-Rosa Rodriguez
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Fantomas wants to collect money from scottish rich' for letting them live. The French inspector (Louis de Funes) comes to a scottish castle to protect the owner, and to catch Fantomas. ... See full summary »

Director: André Hunebelle
Stars: Jean Marais, Louis de Funès, Mylène Demongeot
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis de Funès ... Antoine Brisebard
Claude Gensac ... Sylvie Brisebard
Michel Galabru ... Tonelotti l'entrepreneur
Bernard Blier ... Inspecteur Ducros
Guy Tréjan ... Maître Adrien Colas
Ferdy Mayne ... Mister Grunder
Yvonne Clech Yvonne Clech ... Cécile Grunder
Florence Blot Florence Blot ... Madame Cramusel
Micheline Luccioni ... Françoise
Christiane Muller Christiane Muller ... Mathilde la bonne
Paul Préboist ... L'adjudant de gendarmerie
Jacques Marin ... Andrieux
Jean Valmence Jean Valmence ... Le représentant
Carlo Nell Carlo Nell ... Plumerel
Dominique Zardi Dominique Zardi ... Le Duc
Edit

Storyline

Antoine Brisebard, a famous comedy playwright, is struggling with financial difficulties and is preparing to sell his country villa to an English couple. What no one knows, however, is that Brisebard is actually a victim of blackmail since his wife Sylvie, a famous actress, is the daughter of a notorious robber-murderer. His extortionist is a malevolent criminal only known as Jo, who visits him often to pick up his hush money. But faced with certain ruin, Brisebard is preparing to do away with Jo once and for all, planning his deed under the guise of him trying to write the script for a crime play and consulting his friend, attorney Colas, for ideas of how to efficiently get rid of the body. He finally takes up the offer of one Tonelotti to erect a garden pavillon, whose foundation would provide the ideal hiding place for the corpse. On the night Jo is scheduled to arrive for his next payment, Brisebard awaits the arrival with a gun but is not able to pull the trigger, drops the gun ... Written by wikipedia

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

1 September 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Jo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Trianon Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the second adaptation of the play by Alec Coppel and Myra Coppel. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Gazebo (1959) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A rare masterpiece absolutely unavailable on VHS or DVD
5 August 2005 | by marcomeyerSee all my reviews

This screwball comedy of the early seventies has everything you might expect of a Louis de Funès movie: over-the-top acting (no wonder Louis had cardiac problems later on...). It can be described in one sentence by Inspecteur Ducros (Bernard Blier): "Is this a train station?". In fact, people are coming from all places, run through the house, frantically doing something like putting up a garden gazebo, demonstrating a (non-working) fire-extinguisher, doing police investigations, having a matrimonial crisis, laughing like a mad dog (the maid), doing the real-estate business and so on.

Inludes appearances by Ferdie Mayne (Mister Grunder), the notorious Count von Krolock in Roman Polanski's 1967 Dracula spoof "The Fearless Vampire Killers".

"Jo" is definitely a movie for de Funès fans as much as for those who just love to watch a fast-paced thriller-comedy. It is a shame that this gem is not yet available on DVD or VHS tape, not even in France. Since MGM seems to hold the rights one might ask why so.


14 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed