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Papa the Little Boats (1971)

Papa les petits bateaux... (original title)
Marc and his gang have a brilliant idea (or so they think!) : they will kidnap Vénus de Palma, a (very) rich heiress. Well Venus, also known as Cookie, is duly abducted but holding the ... See full summary »


Nelly Kaplan


René Guyonnet (adaptation), René Guyonnet (dialogue) | 8 more credits »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheila White ... Vénus 'Cookie' de Palma
Michel Bouquet ... Marc
Judith Magre ... Marylène
Michael Lonsdale ... Hippolyte (as Michel Lonsdale)
André Valardy André Valardy ... Luc
Pierre Mondy ... Jeannot, 'le Corse'
Jean Parédès Jean Parédès ... Commissaire Duvalier
Sydney Chaplin ... Spiro de Palma
Bernard Musson Bernard Musson ... Matéo Falcone
Catherine Allégret ... Dany
Marcel Dalio ... Boudu, le clochard
Nelly Kaplan Nelly Kaplan ... La dame au Saint-Bernard (as Belen)
Régine Deforges Régine Deforges ... La femme qui rend la chaussure
Jean-Jacques Pauvert Jean-Jacques Pauvert ... L'homme devant le sex-shop
Jean-Claude Massoulier Jean-Claude Massoulier ... Le reporter
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Marc and his gang have a brilliant idea (or so they think!) : they will kidnap Vénus de Palma, a (very) rich heiress. Well Venus, also known as Cookie, is duly abducted but holding the lovely twenty-year-old beauty is a horse of another color. Cookie is indeed both seductive and intelligent and manages to seduce one member of the gang after the other, pitting the ones against the others... The brilliant idea soon proves a nightmare! Written by Guy Bellinger

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Dreary French hostage caper
22 November 2005 | by John_MclarenSee all my reviews

This dreary French hostage caper was filmed by Nelly Caplan in 1971. She made some interesting movies, but this isn't one of them.

Venus is a wealthy and wacky heiress, who gets kidnapped by 4 idiotic French wannabe gangsters.

They are gradually manipulated and eliminated by her. Laughed? I nearly died of indifference....

Anyway, if you want violence, gore, sex or skin, you will find none of them here. Just a silly dolly bird in eccentric dresses being chased around her hostage cell by the madcap hostage takers.

I'd try something else...

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1 December 1971 (France) See more »

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A Filha do Milionário See more »

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Cythère Films See more »
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