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The Return of the Tall Blond Man (1974)

Le retour du grand blond (original title)
With 'little captain' Cambrai raising serious doubts about the reality of the so-called "super spy", Colonel Toulouse kidnaps Christine and forces Francois to play again the character of "... See full summary »

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Yves Robert

Writers:

Yves Robert (screenplay), Francis Veber (screenplay and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Richard ... François Perrin
Jean Carmet ... Maurice Lefebvre
Jean Rochefort ... Colonel Louis, Marie, Alphonse Toulouse
Mireille Darc ... Christine
Jean Bouise ... Le ministre
Paul Le Person Paul Le Person ... Perrache
Colette Castel ... Paulette Lefebvre
Henri Guybet ... Charmant, un tueur
Hervé Sand Hervé Sand ... Prince, Un tueur
Jean Amos Jean Amos
Antoine Baud Antoine Baud
André Bollet André Bollet
Paul Bonifas Paul Bonifas
Michel Francini Michel Francini
Jacques Giraud Jacques Giraud
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Storyline

With 'little captain' Cambrai raising serious doubts about the reality of the so-called "super spy", Colonel Toulouse kidnaps Christine and forces Francois to play again the character of "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" in some fake adventures. All this to stop the investigation into the death of Colonel Milan. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 December 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of the Tall Blond Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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On arrival back from Rio, François goes outside and had his cases put in a car. In one scene the driver takes a vertical case from the trolley; then the camera angle changes and the case is back. See more »

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Narrator: On May 26th of last year, Francois Perrin arrived at Orly Airport in Paris wearing two different colored shoes. That was the beginning of the adventure of The Tall Blond Man with One Black Show. This man, chosen at random in the crowd, was to become the central figure in a fantastic spy story. Colonel Toulouse, head oa a certain secret service agency, used him to bait a trap for his second-in-command Colonel Milan, who was too ambitious for his taste. Toulouse convinced him that ...
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References Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953) See more »

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Incroyable aussi!
28 April 2001 | by artzauSee all my reviews

I can agree with the other review only that this is a hilarious. I do not at all share the view that this excellent remake pales the original. No way. Now, let me say this: I generally detest remakes and sequels. They are generally only bland rehashes of the original and add nothing new. There are exceptions: The Godfather, Part II comes to mind, largely because of the introduction of Robert De Niro and making it a prequel. But, this film is great. The story line shifts as the bumbling Richard engages in some clever antics, again fraught with the comedy of errors approach and perfectly timed slapstick. The script is great and departs from the original, giving it a fresh, exciting approach. I don't think it is as hilarious as the original but the beauty of that is, this film is different enough to make it thoroughly enjoyable. Une fois plus, s.v.p.!


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