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Monsieur Grégoire s'évade (1946)

Alex Grégoire is a timid insurance company clerk who shares his uneventful life between his wife Angèle, his colleagues and his passion for crosswords. But all of a sudden his existence ... See full summary »
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Bernard Blier ... Alex Grégoire
Yvette Lebon Yvette Lebon ... Angèle Grégoire
Jules Berry ... Charles Tuffal
Aimé Clariond ... M. Berny (as Aimé Clariond Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Georges Grey Georges Grey ... Albert Rochot
Gaby André ... Colette (as Gaby Andreu)
Georges Gosset Georges Gosset ... Albert Rochot
Julien Maffre Julien Maffre ... Milo Manche Vide
Marcel Pérès Marcel Pérès ... Chauvignot, l'aîné
Gustave Gallet Gustave Gallet ... M. Croche
Pierre Labry Pierre Labry ... L'aubergiste
Paul Faivre Paul Faivre ... Le protecteur de Bella Mey
Lily Fayol Lily Fayol ... Bella-May
Joe Alex Joe Alex ... Jeff, le domestique de couleur de Tuffal (as Joë Alex)
Suzy Willy Suzy Willy ... Mme Boudu, la concierge
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Alex Grégoire is a timid insurance company clerk who shares his uneventful life between his wife Angèle, his colleagues and his passion for crosswords. But all of a sudden his existence changes dramatically. First because he wins a crossword competition. Second because a jewel thief, Charles Tuffal, thinks he recognizes in him a former accomplice. From that moment "uneventful" is not the best adjective to qualify Alex's life anymore... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 November 1946 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Gregoire Runs Away See more »

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Bervia Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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13 September 2017 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Jacques Daniel-Norman 's best efforts are two detective films such as "120 Rue De La Gare" and "La Femme Que J'Ai Assassinée"."Le Briseur De Chaines" is also a movie to be recommended .

"Monsieur Gregoire S'Evade " is the follow-up to "120 Rue De La Gare",and ,like it,it is a detective film ,although the comedy aspect comes more to the fore.The first half ,the best ,shows a timid insurance clerk,fond of crosswords -he's just won a prize in this field- ,overtaken by events ;thus the best scenes are to be found in this part: the newspapers Grégoire delivers , his triumph in crosswords for all to see;his boss , dangling the prospect of a promotion before him;his so called best friend disgracefully wooing his wife .Sadly his name and his photograph in the newspapers attract a jewel thief who mistakes him for a former accomplice ; the gangster's moll, browsing through the photo album and stealing the compromising picture.

Things begins to deteriorate with this complicate story of "Rajah gang" who wants to recover a jewel ;the screenplay becomes muddled (the director wrote it himself and it suffered accordingly: "120 Rue De La Gare" was based on a Leo Mallet novel.);although handicapped by Jules Berry's absence : his pairing with Bernard Blier was excellent in the first half.

Half an entertaining movie:you make it on the percentages but loses out on the bonuses.


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