Two friends, Tricoche and Cacolet, are partners in a detective agency. Chance has it that Cacolet is hired by Van der Pouf, a rich banker who wants him to watch over his wife Bernardine ...
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Two friends, Tricoche and Cacolet, are partners in a detective agency. Chance has it that Cacolet is hired by Van der Pouf, a rich banker who wants him to watch over his wife Bernardine while the latter, on her part, seeks the services of Thicoche...Written by
A comedy by a past master of the genre,Pierre Colombier, which features songs by Fernandel (duets with his partner ,Duvallès and a young Ginette Leclerc ,before she became ,par excellence,the bad girl),and music hall acts which may seem mostly filler for the 2018 audience ;the screenplay is muddled,desultory ,far-fetched and does not match those of Colombier's earlier efforts "Le Roi" and "Ces Messieurs De La Santé."
Fernandel (Tricoche) and Duvallès (Cacolet) run a private eyes agency ;as their affairs are not going too well,they have to deceive their clients ,or to invent imaginary ones ;now and then ,a good gag :Banker Van Der Pouf ,holding two receivers ,talking at once to his wife and to his mistress; Duvalllès simulating a conversation with a so-called client;but as a whole,it does not really make it.
The main interest lies in the actors :apart from the names already mentioned,the cast also includes exuberant Elvire Popesco and Saturnin Fabre ;Ginette Leclerc is Fanny Bombance (=feast)
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