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A Strange Kind of Colonel (1968)

Un drôle de colonel (original title)
A pair of thieves sees a mysterious crook ,"the Angel " steal their job ;every time they plan a robbery, their rival has just come before.

Director:

Jean Girault

Writer:

Jacques Vilfrid
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Lefebvre ... Cutterfeet
Jean Yanne ... Barton
Pascale Roberts ... Marina
Jean Le Poulain ... Le pasteur
Jacques Dynam ... Le policeman / Policeman
Henri Virlojeux Henri Virlojeux ... Le savant / Trilby Beach
Pierre Tornade ... Un inspecteur
Florence Blot Florence Blot ... Hortense Tito
Françoise Girault Françoise Girault ... Terry
Jean Valmont Jean Valmont ... Smith
Michel Galabru ... Le colonel
Maria Pacôme ... Aurélia
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A pair of thieves sees a mysterious crook ,"the Angel " steal their job ;every time they plan a robbery, their rival has just come before and let them his card which reads "with the Angel's compliments".The "boss" and his idiot sidekick want to avenge themselves;they know that their enemy has stolen a precious stone and concealed it in a colonel's mansion ;so they kidnap the military man (just back from India) and take his place to be able to search the house .But a lot of unexpected intruders come to the house ,including the (true) colonel's fiance; the Angel must be among those people who impose themselves in the mansion. Written by dbdumonteil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 April 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Strange Kind of Colonel See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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With the Angel's compliments.
4 October 2018 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Although it is not based on a play ,the action seems to take place on a stage ,where the actors appear now and then to do their little number;Jean Girault was not much of a director and by and large ,he leaves his cast to their own devices ;here he hired two comedians of his Gendarmes saga ,Jean Lefèvre and Michel Galabru ,plus some usual suspects such as Jean Yanne and Maria Pacôme .

A pair of thieves sees a mysterious crook ,"the Angel " pull the rug under their feet ;every time they plan a robbery, their rival has just come before and let them his card which reads "with the Angel's compliments".The "boss" and his idiot sidekick want to avenge themselves;they know that their enemy has stolen a precious stone and concealed it in a colonel's mansion ;so they kidnap the military man (just back from India) and take his place to be able to search the house .But a lot of unexpected intruders come to the house ,including the (true) colonel's fiancé .

If you are not too demanding ,there are some funny elements: Lefèvre using a carafe stopper to have Marina (Pascale Roberts)do a private strip-tease;the same disguised as a Hindu ,inventing "proverbs " and invoking Khali's curse ;plus a welcome whodunit: the Angel must be among those people who impose themselves in the mansion.

Why did they locate the story in London where everybody's supposed to speak English and absolutely nobody does ?Probably because there are no colonels fighting in India in Girault's native land.


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