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Cent francs par seconde (1953)

A guy is sick and tired of losing every time he tries his luck at "100 Francs a second",a radio game.

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... Fernand
... Philippe
Jeannette Batti ... Louloute
Jean-Jacques Vital ... L'animateur
Geneviève Kervine ... Jacqueline Bourdinet (as Geneviève Kervine habillée par Virginie)
Jacques Eyser ... Le fakir (as Jacques Eyser de la Comédie Française)
Gaston Orbal ... Le secrétaire (as Orbal)
Fred Pasquali ... Bourdinet (as Pasquali)
... Himself
Mons. Champagne ... Himself (as Monsieur Champagne)
André Gillois ... Himself
Charles Rigoulot ... Himself (as Rigoulot)
... Himself
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A guy is sick and tired of losing every time he tries his luck at "100 Francs a second".He mistakes a young man ,Philippe,for a fortune-teller and he asks him to have a go at the radio game. A game sponsored by a quinine tonic wine (supposed to pep you up)made by M.Bourdinet who fired Philippe who was more interested in his boss's daughter than in his work. After a forfeit (a bolster blow on the head),Philippe's got all the answers:history,geography,science,music,sculpture,literature ,you name it;even algebra and quadratic Equations!(only an event can stop the game:a train coming into a station;but what a Lucky break:railroad men are on strike!) The game becomes a marathon ,the winner reaching millions of Francs threatening to ruin his former boss. Written by dbdumonteil

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2 January 1953 (France)  »

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Version of Dollar a Second: Episode dated 28 January 1955 (1955) See more »

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13 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Jacques Antoine,till his death in 2012,was indefatigable,ceaselessly creating new games for the radio and TV.For the record ,"Tournez Manèges" "Le Schmilblick " and "Fort Boyard" ,to name but three,were his ideas.

So was "100 Francs Par Seconde" (100 F a second),a radio program in the fifties ;this game may seem silly ,but certainly not more stupid than many games of today .

A guy is sick and tired of losing every time he tries his luck at "100 Francs a second.He mistakes a young man ,Philippe,for a fortune-teller and he asks him to have a go at the radio game.

A game sponsored by a quinine tonic wine (supposed to pep you up)made by M.Bourdinet who fired Philippe who was more interested in his boss's daughter than in his work.

After a forfeit (a bolster blow on the head),Philippe's got all the answers:history,geography,science,music,sculpture,literature ,you name it;even algebra and quadratic Equations!(only an event can stop the game:a train coming into a station;but what a Lucky break:railroad men are on strike!) The game becomes a marathon ,the winner reaching millions of Francs threatening to ruin his former boss.

This is a very pleasant comedy by Jean Boyer,with now and then,lines which hit home ,even if its last twenty minutes are a little repetitive .Philippe Lemaire ,the romantic male lead of the era ,proves he was efficient as a comic actor as well;he was dethroned in the sixties by a young generation of actors and committed suicide in the early naughties.

like this? Try this.....

"lo Scopone Scientifico" ,Luigi Comencini,1969.


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