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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 »


Yves Robert


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




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 ... 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
Michel Francini Michel Francini
Jacques Giraud Jacques Giraud


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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It's cute and very very FUNNY




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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 »


[first lines]
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 »


Ungarische Tänze. Nr 5
Composed by Johannes Brahms
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Actor Pierre Richard is such a joy to watch that one is compelled to state that fun would never cease to end !!!!
7 April 2015 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

The fun which audiences had due to Yves Robert's ingenuous story telling methods in "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" continues without any break in "The Return of the Tall Blond Man". Much of the action concentrates its focus on the notion that if a spy is created for some specific targets to be met, this person can also be allowed to die once those targets are achieved. French actors Pierre Richard as a spy and Mireille Darc as the spy's girl friend travel to Brazil as love birds where they are able to escape danger by being vigilant during all times. A key aspect of this film is about how a bureaucrat would try to do anything possible in order to please a minister ? This sub plot brings a fresh twist to the story wherein direct political involvement in matters of spies are brought to the fore. This situation gives rise to a minor yet decisive conflict between a secret agent and his contemporary.The fun does not seem to end as a lot of comic situations are added in the film to depict the futility of espionage.

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18 December 1974 (France) See more »

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