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A man wasn't sure to takes a famous chair, because he affects resulting to English soldier and who tried to rape her.

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Jean Girault

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

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

1 September 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Jo See more »

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Trianon Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The very unusual, almost "Bondian" tone of the score by Raymond Lefevre, was strongly suggested by the American part of the production. See more »

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Remake of The Gazebo (1959) See more »

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One of the best of Louis de Funes!
9 March 2000 | by walter.quirtmairSee all my reviews

This is one of the best films Louis de Funes has done. His type of acting is not everyones taste but if you like Jerry Lewis' movies or Peter Sellers in his Pink Panther Series - this is a *must* for you! Hilarious situations, strange but funny characters, slapstick and of course de Funes as the choleric man who has to struggle with endless problems makes an outstandig comedy. And then it's fun to watch all those 70ies costumes and decoration as well ;-)


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