L'emmerdeur is a 1973 French-Italian black comedy film starring Jacques Brel, appearing in his tenth and final feature film. Directed by Édouard Molinaro and co-starring Lino Ventura, Caroline Cellier, Jean-Pierre Darras, L'emmerdeur is an adaptation of Francis Veber's 1971 play Le contrat. Ralph Milan is a contract killer, paid to kill Louis Randoni, whose testimony in various trials could harm the organisation. Ralph waits for his prey in his hotel room, but is interrupted by his comical neighbour, a shirt salesman named François Pignon. Pignon, suicidal since his wife left him for a reputed doctor named Fuchs, tries to hang himself on the waterpipes, but only manages to cause a flood. Realizing that if Pignon tries to kill himself again the police will search the place, Milan offers to talk him out of it until after his assassination. Pignon starts irritating him more, makes it more difficult for him to fulfill his contract killing. Jacques Brel as François Pignon Lino Ventura as Ralf Milan Caroline Cellier as Louise Pignon Jean-Pierre Darras as Fuchs Nino Castelnuovo as The bellhop Angela Cardile as The future mother Xavier Depraz as Louis Randoni Jean-Louis Tristan as The hotel inspector André Valardy as The hitchhiker Jean Franval as The hitchhiker Pierre Collet as The butcher Arlette Balkis as The patient Éric Vasberg as The rally pilot Jacques Galland as Maître Chamfort François Dyrek The film was remade in the United States in 1981 as Buddy Buddy by Billy Wilder, starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.
The film was remade in France in 2008 as L' Emmerdeur starring Richard Berry. Neither remake was well received and the 2008 version was a conspicuous disaster, attracting derisory audiences. A remake in Hindi called Bumboo was released in 2012. L'emmerdeur on IMDb L'emmerdeur at Rotten Tomatoes
Cinema of the United States
The cinema of the United States metonymously referred to as Hollywood, has had a large effect on the film industry in general since the early 20th century. The dominant style of American cinema is classical Hollywood cinema, which developed from 1917 to 1960 and characterizes most films made there to this day. While Frenchmen Auguste and Louis Lumière are credited with the birth of modern cinema, American cinema soon came to be a dominant force in the industry as it emerged, it produces the total largest number of films of any single-language national cinema, with more than 700 English-language films released on average every year. While the national cinemas of the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand produce films in the same language, they are not considered part of the Hollywood system. Hollywood has been considered a transnational cinema. Classical Hollywood produced multiple language versions of some titles in Spanish or French. Contemporary Hollywood offshores production to Canada and New Zealand.
Hollywood is considered the oldest film industry where earliest film studios and production companies emerged, it is the birthplace of various genres of cinema—among them comedy, action, the musical, horror, science fiction, the war epic—having set an example for other national film industries. In 1878, Eadweard Muybridge demonstrated the power of photography to capture motion. In 1894, the world's first commercial motion-picture exhibition was given in New York City, using Thomas Edison's kinetoscope; the United States produced the world's first sync-sound musical film, The Jazz Singer, in 1927, was at the forefront of sound-film development in the following decades. Since the early 20th century, the US film industry has been based in and around the 30 Mile Zone in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Director D. W. Griffith was central to the development of a film grammar. Orson Welles's Citizen Kane is cited in critics' polls as the greatest film of all time; the major film studios of Hollywood are the primary source of the most commercially successful and most ticket selling movies in the world, such as The Birth of a Nation, Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music, The Godfather, Star Wars, E.
T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and Avatar. Moreover, many of Hollywood's highest-grossing movies have generated more box-office revenue and ticket sales outside the United States than films made elsewhere. Today, American film studios collectively generate several hundred movies every year, making the United States one of the most prolific producers of films in the world and a leading pioneer in motion picture engineering and technology; the first recorded instance of photographs capturing and reproducing motion was a series of photographs of a running horse by Eadweard Muybridge, which he took in Palo Alto, California using a set of still cameras placed in a row. Muybridge's accomplishment led inventors everywhere to attempt to make similar devices. In the United States, Thomas Edison was among the first to produce such a device, the kinetoscope; the history of cinema in the United States can trace its roots to the East Coast where, at one time, Fort Lee, New Jersey was the motion-picture capital of America.
The industry got its start at the end of the 19th century with the construction of Thomas Edison's "Black Maria", the first motion-picture studio in West Orange, New Jersey. The cities and towns on the Hudson River and Hudson Palisades offered land at costs less than New York City across the river and benefited as a result of the phenomenal growth of the film industry at the turn of the 20th century; the industry began attracting both capital and an innovative workforce, when the Kalem Company began using Fort Lee in 1907 as a location for filming in the area, other filmmakers followed. In 1909, a forerunner of Universal Studios, the Champion Film Company, built the first studio. Others followed and either built new studios or who leased facilities in Fort Lee. In the 1910s and 1920s, film companies such as the Independent Moving Pictures Company, Peerless Studios, The Solax Company, Éclair Studios, Goldwyn Picture Corporation, American Méliès, World Film Company, Biograph Studios, Fox Film Corporation, Pathé Frères, Metro Pictures Corporation, Victor Film Company, Selznick Pictures Corporation were all making pictures in Fort Lee.
Such notables as Mary Pickford got their start at Biograph Studios. In New York, the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, was built during the silent film era, was used by the Marx Brothers and W. C. Fields; the Edison Studios were located in the Bronx. Chelsea, Manhattan was frequently used. Picture City, Florida was a planned site for a movie picture production center in the 1920s, but due to the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane, the idea collapsed and Picture City returned to its original name of Hobe Sound. Other major centers of film production included Chicago, Texas and Cuba; the film patents wars of the early 20th century led to the spread of film companies across the US Many worked with equipment for which they did not own the rights and thus filming in New York could be dangerous. By 1912, most major film companies had set up production facilities in Southern California near or in Los Angeles because of the region's favorable year-round weather. In early 1910, director D. W. Griffith was sent by the Biograph Company to the west coast with his acting troupe, consisting of actors Blanche Sweet, Lillian Gish, Mary Pickford, Lionel Barrymore and others.
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Pierre Richard is a French actor, film director and screenwriter, best known for the roles of a clumsy daydreamer in comedy films. Richard is considered by many, such as Louis de Funès and Gérard Depardieu, to be one of the greatest and most talented French comedians in the last 50 years, he is a film director and occasional singer. Pierre Richard was born in a Bourgeois family from Valenciennes, he is the grandson of Léopold Defays, the director of the company Escaut-et-Meuse. His name comes from the stage name of Pierre Richard-Willm, his mother's favorite actor. Pierre Richard spent his childhood and a part of his teenage years in his native city where he was a student at the Henri-Wallon high school. Skipping classes to go to the cinema, it was Danny Kaye in Up in Arms that revealed his vocation; this being received with only a moderate enthusiasm by his family, he had to learn a real profession. He studied kinesiotherapy without renouncing acting. Pierre Richard started his career in the theater with Antoine Bourseiller and producing himself in famous cabarets from Paris, where he played his first sketches written with Victor Lanoux.
He began his film career in 1968 in the film Very Happy Alexander directed by Yves Robert. In 1970, he directed his first film Le Distrait, followed by Les Malheurs d'Alfred and I Don't Know Much, But I'll Say Everything, he worked again with Yves Robert for the film The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe and its sequel The Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe, both written by Francis Veber, who cast him in the main role in his directorial debut, The Toy. Their partnership achieved further success in three successful comedies of the early 1980s, La Chèvre, Les Compères and Les Fugitifs, which paired Richard with Gérard Depardieu. Richard returned behind the camera to direct On Droit dans le mur. Among his most famous film roles, Pierre Richard came to play different characters with the same name but without any link between them, he is named: François Perrin in the films: The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe and The Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe, a violinist used as a "fool's trap" and taken as a secret agent, On aura tout vu, a photographer who writes a script and sells it to a producer of pornographic films, The Toy, an unemployed journalist bought as a toy in a big store by the son of a powerful and wealthy businessman, La Chèvre, an unlucky accountant sent to Mexico and assistantof a private detective.
Since 1986, Pierre Richard has become a businessman and winemaker. He owns the restaurant Au pied de chameau in Paris and a 50-hectare vineyard which produces some 80,000 bottles a year labelled as Château Bel Évêque in Gruissan in the department of Aude. Married and divorced three times, he has two sons who are both actors and musicians, Olivier is a group member of "Blues trottoir" and plays the saxophone whereas Christophe plays the double bass, his grandson, Arthur Defays, is a actor. Note: Pierre Richard has played in all the films he has directed. Pierre Richard. Olivier Orban, ed. Le petit. Pierre Richard. Cherche-Midi, ed. Comme un poisson sans eau, détournement de mémoire. Pierre Richard. Gallimard Jeunesse Giboulées, ed. Le petit blond avec un mouton blanc. Paris. P. 75. ISBN 978-2-07-062104-0. Pierre Richard and Jérémie Imbert, Je sais rien mais je dirai tout. Preface by Gérard Depardieu. Éditions Flammarion, 2015. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 1996: Best Actor for A Chef in Love Just for Laughs Festival of Montréal 2004: Honorary Prize 31st César Awards 2006: Honorary Cesar Magritte Awards 2015: Honorary Prize Chevalier of the Legion of Honour Un jour, un destin: Pierre Richard, l'incompris.
Broadcast on France 2 on 6 September 2015 and again on 31 December 2015. Official website Official web television Site of wines by Pierre Richard Pierre Richard on IMDb
Dinner for Schmucks
Dinner for Schmucks is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach. The film is the American adaptation of the 1998 French comedy Le Dîner de Cons and was written by David Guion and Michael Handelman, it stars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, who had teamed up in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. The film was released theatrically on July 30, 2010. Zach Galifianakis won the Comedy Award for "Best Comedy Actor – Film" for his role as Therman Murch in the film; the elaborate mouse dioramas and "mouseterpieces" were created by The Chiodo Brothers. Tim Conrad, a mid-level financial analyst at a Los Angeles equity firm, comes up with a way to get wealthy Swiss businessman Martin Mueller as a client. Impressed by Tim's ingenuity, his boss Lance Fender says Tim is a candidate for a promotion but wants to get to know him better, he invites him to a "dinner for winners" in which he must find and bring an eccentric person with a special talent. Tim deduces that it is more of a "dinner for idiots" rather than winners, the partygoers will be mocked.
Tim's girlfriend, lands a curator deal for eccentric artist Kieran Vollard and Tim unsuccessfully proposes to her. Tim agrees not to attend the dinner party. Tim accidentally hits amateur taxidermist Barry Speck with his car when Barry tries to retrieve a dead mouse from the road. Witnessing Barry's bizarre behavior, Tim realizes. Barry shows up at Tim's apartment and accidentally invites over Darla, stalking Tim since their one-night stand years ago. Barry decides to guard Tim's apartment from Darla to make up for inviting her; when Julie arrives at his apartment, Barry mistakes her for Darla and sends her away, giving Julie the impression that Tim is cheating on her. Barry finds the number saved in the phone. While talking to him, he and Tim think they hear Julie in the background and head to Vollard's apartment. Barry tosses Tim's keys through Vollard's apartment window and must break in, only to find Kieran preparing to make love to two girls dressed like animals and head back home. Barry opens the door to find Darla waiting outside.
Julie calls and asks Tim if he's having an affair and Darla steals the phone and stuffs it down her pants. While Tim hides in his bedroom and Barry get into a bar-style fight, scaring Darla away. Julie left her phone at Tim's apartment and a voice message from Vollard reveals that Julie is leaving for his ranch. Barry offers to take Tim to his job at the IRS to find Vollard's ranch address, where they meet up with Barry's boss and rival, Therman Murch, who stole Barry's wife. Tim leaves the next day for his brunch with the Muellers but Barry crashes, with Darla pretending to be Julie. Tim is pushed into asking Darla to marry him by Barry and Julie walks in during. Tim and Barry chase Julie down to Vollard's ranch. To his surprise, Tim found Barry at Fender's dinner party. Barry is a hit with the group, is a shoo-in for the trophy, but unexpectedly, Therman arrives, embarrassing Barry with his mind control. Tim tells Barry everything and, after some encouragement, gets Barry to win with "brain control", before causing his boss and fellow executives to reveal the truth.
A guest causes chaos in the process, with Mueller losing a finger. Tim is fired, as is Julie after Barry makes Vollard realize it would be a problem to have her continue working for him. Tim and Julie marry, Barry enters into a relationship with Darla, does some artwork with Vollard, hosts a monthly "breakfast for champions" for all of the losers. Therman writes a book in the mental hospital and Tim gets a new museum started in Switzerland for Mueller. Fender's company goes into a big loss and he is dubbed "Wall Street's Biggest Loser" by the media; the budget for the film was split between the distributor Paramount Pictures, as well as DreamWorks Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment. The production budget was $69 million. Filming of the dinner scene took place at the same location as was used for Wayne Manor in the 1960s Batman television series. Dinner for Schmucks is the American adaptation of the French film Le Dîner de Cons; the film retains many familiar elements of the original, with the basic plot, including the involvement of the taxation authorities and the love triangle around the main character Tim.
In the remake, Tim is made much more sympathetic, the actual dinner is shown. Director Roach describes the film as "inspired by" the original rather than a remake. Debate ensued about the title's usage of the Yiddish word schmucks, a mild cultural insult similar to "idiot" which technically refers to'male genitals.' Debbie Schlussel asked whether the title should have been Dinner for Schlemiels as it would better describe the clumsy character played by Steve Carell. Responding in The New York Times, critic Michael Cieply determined that the intent was to be ambiguous as to which of the two main characters, played by Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, was the intended idiot. In The Forward, Laura Hodes suggested that'schmucks' referred instead to the behavior of the film's antagonists, the bosses of Rudd's character.'Schmucks' may be fitting after all because the original French play and movie, Le Dîner de cons, translated as The Dinner Game ". Dinner for Schmucks was pushed back a week to July 30, 2010, to avoid
Three Fugitives is a 1989 crime-comedy film written and directed by Francis Veber, starring Nick Nolte and Martin Short, featuring Sarah Rowland Doroff, James Earl Jones and Alan Ruck in supporting roles. It is a remake of Les Fugitifs, a 1986 French comedy starring Gérard Depardieu and Pierre Richard directed by Veber; the movie was popular at the box office, grossing more than $40 million against a budget of $15 million, despite receiving a general negative reception from critics. Lucas has been in prison for armed robbery. On the day he is released, he gets taken hostage by Ned Perry, an incompetent, novice criminal who robs a bank at the moment Lucas just happens to be there. Detective Duggan sets about tracking them down. Several chases, an accidental shooting, treatment from a crazy vet who thinks he's a dog and other capers follow, all the while Lucas trying to ditch his idiotic companion and prove his own innocence. Whilst avoiding the law, the two form an unlikely partnership to help cure the silent Meg and make good their escape.
They rescue Meg from the care home she's in and flee for Canada, pretending to be a married couple with a son. Perry enters a Canadian bank to change some currency only to find himself taken hostage by a different bank robber in the same manner he kidnapped Lucas; because of this unexpected development, Lucas does not need to say goodbye to Meg, with whom he has formed a bond. Nick Nolte as Daniel James Lucas Martin Short as Ned Perry James Earl Jones as Detective Movan Duggan Alan Ruck as Inspector Tenner Sarah Doroff as Meghan "Meg" Perry Kenneth McMillan as Horvath David Arnott as Bank Teller Lee Garlington as Constable Jane Karie Bruce McGill as Charlie Sy Richardson as Tucker Rocky Giordani as Bowles Stanley Brock as Release Sergent Rick Hall as Dog Handler Billy Brian Thompson as Second Thug Jack McGee as Fisherman Kathy Kinney as Receptionist Larry Miller as Street Cop Jeff Perry as Orderly #2 Dinah Lenney as Reporter #1 John Aylward as Second Cop Tim De Zarn as First Cop Rhoda Gemignani as Radio Announcer Charles Noland as Bartender Dave Albert Henderson as Man In Raincoat Gary Armagnac as Cop #2 Dean Smith as Barry "Playboy" Jones Mike MacDonald as Sergeant Snow Michael Siegel as Cop #4 The film received negative reviews from critics.
Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 14% based on 14 reviews as of May 2016. Three Fugitives on IMDb Three Fugitives at Rotten Tomatoes Three Fugitives at Box Office Mojo
Les Fugitifs is a French 1986 comedy film, directed by Francis Veber. It was remade in 1989 as Three Fugitives directed by Veber. After serving a five-year sentence for 14 bank robberies, Jean Lucas is released from prison, he intends to end his criminal lifestyle, but on his release day, when he goes to the bank to open an account, he is taken hostage by François Pignon, who robs the bank and accidentally shoots Jean in the leg. However, Lucas' former nemesis, police commissioner Duroc, doesn't believe Jean is a hostage, given their common past. Jean forces François to go to the police and confess to being the robber so that Jean's name would be cleared, but once they arrive at the police station, the police mistake Jean as the robber, forcing him to escape. François follows, ends up taking him to Dr. Martin, a senile veterinarian friend of his late father, to treat his bullet wound. François was a former chief of sales at a textile factory, which went out of business three years ago, leaving him unemployed, his daughter Jeanne has been catatonic since the death of François' wife around the same time François lost his job.
Not wanting to leave his daughter, he asks for Jean's help to get him a new identity so that he can escape the country. Reluctantly, Jean contacts his old friend Labib, asking him to hook François up with a fake ID. However, upon meeting, Labib informs François that his price for a new passport has now changed from 2,500 Francs to 500,000. However, François only made away with 84,000 Francs from the robbery. Upon learning this, Labib calls Jean, threatening to take François to the police if Jean doesn't get him 500,000 Francs in 24 hours. With Jeanne in tow, Jean steals a van and crashes into Labib's bar. François writes a written confession for Jean to present to the police. Jean suggests to François that he turn himself in, for he could get away with just one year in prison. However, just as he prepares to leave, who has come to care for Jean, asks him to stay, breaking out of her catatonic state; when Jean refuses, Jeanne runs off. François and Jean chase her and see her run into a park, where a stranger takes her to the police after Jeanne tells him about her mother being dead and her father being in jail.
Witnessing the police take away his daughter, François decides to leave the country. Jean suggests that he turn himself in and face the one-year jail time, promising that he'll visit Jeanne in the meantime. Jean meets up with Duroc and presents him the written confession, is vindicated, he takes a job as a locksmith, goes to visit Jeanne in the orphanage, where she has relapsed into a catatonic state, now refusing to eat and speak to him. That night, François attempts to break the lock to get Jeanne out of the orphanage, is soon joined by Jean. However, at first, Jean takes the wrong girl from the bed, when she screams, the police officer guarding Jeanne is alerted. However, she trips on toys and drops her revolver, which François picks up and forces her to direct him to Jeanne. Jean and François escape from the orphanage with Jeanne, suffering from lack of food. However, Jean gets a new client in the middle of the night - an intoxicated doctor, after a night of partying, has lost his keys. After the doctor examines Jeanne, he discovers her low blood pressure, gives her a pill of tonicardiaque, advises the men to feed her normally.
Jean and François break into a house where Jean changed the owners are on vacation. However that night, when he goes to make preparations for leaving the country, Jean runs into Duroc, who informs him that the police have set up barricades across the country. Realizing that he will not be able to get François and Jeanne across the border, Jean hatches a plan after finding the family's passports in the house, they dress up and pretend to be the vacationing family - Jean being the father, François the mother, Jeanne, after Jean giving her a haircut, as their son, Jean-Claude - and leave for a cross-country road trip in a stolen Renault 25. To get past a police roadblock, Jean lies to the policeman that his "wife" is pregnant and about to go in labor; the policeman in charge assigns two motorcycle police to escort them to the hospital, but they don't leave until the orderlies arrive to ferry François inside. However, as soon as they are gone, François jumps up from the stretcher and runs for the car, with Jean covering it up as a "nervous pregnancy".
Jean, François and Jeanne arrive at the Franco-Italian border, where Jean points out the way to Italy and promises to visit them one day, intending to stay in France and continue his own life there. When François and Jeanne leave, Jean watches them disappearing from a distance. However, after seeing François nearly trip on the dress he's wearing as a disguise, Jean decides to join them. Pierre Richard as François Pignon Gérard Depardieu as Jean Lucas Anaïs Bret as Jeanne Pignon Jean Carmet as Dr. Martin, retired veterinarian Maurice Barrier as commissaire Duroc Jean Benguigui as Labib Roland Blanche as Labib's henchman Philippe Lelièvre as Duroc's assistant Yveline Ailhaud as policewoman Didier Pain as policeman with dog Arno Klarsfeld as journalist interviewing Lucas Michel Blanc as Dr. Gilbert Eric Averlant as barman Stéphane Boucher as policeman in the van Patrick Massieu as policeman in the office Christian Sinniger as policeman in the office The movie takes place in Bordeaux in the French department of Gironde, as evidenced by the license plates on the cars in the movie ending with "33", between 1950-2009, was assigned to Gironde.
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The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe
The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe is a 1972 French comedy film directed by Yves Robert, written by Francis Veber, starring Pierre Richard, Jean Rochefort, Bernard Blier and Mireille Darc. The film's sequel, Le Retour du Grand Blond, was released in 1974; the film was remade in English as The Man with One Red Shoe. Bernard Milan, the second-in-command of France's Counter-Espionage department, is out to discredit his chief Louis Toulouse so that he can supplant him; when a French heroin smuggler, arrested in New York claims that the drug smuggling was a secret mission on the orders of French Counter-Espionage, the resulting bad press reflects on Toulouse, who cannot prove that Milan was responsible. In retaliation, Toulouse hatches a plot to deal with his ambitious subordinate: in a room which he knows is filled with hidden microphones, he sends his assistant Perrache to Orly airport at 9:30AM the next morning, making Milan believe that Perrache has gone to meet a master spy who will expose Milan's treachery.
However, Toulouse secretly instructs Perrache to choose someone at random from the crowd of travelers arriving at that time. After considering several possibilities from the flight arriving at the specified time, Perrache selects François Perrin, an unsuspecting violinist, noticeable because, as the result of a practical joke played on him by his fellow orchestra members, he has arrived wearing a black shoe on one foot and a reddish-brown one on the other. Milan takes the bait and begins a series of attempts to find out what Perrin knows—never realizing the fact that Perrin knows nothing at all about espionage. Milan's machinations involve Perrin in a series of peculiar adventures which he either avoids or escapes from by pure luck, although Perrin is oblivious to the mayhem occurring around him he can't help noticing Milan's top agent, the beautiful femme fatale Christine. Adding to the confusion is the fact that Perrin is having an affair with Paulette Lefebvre, the wife of his best friend Maurice, Maurice, upon accidentally hearing a recording of Perrin and Paulette having torrid sex, jumps to the mistaken conclusion that Paulette is having an affair with a florist.
All the time and Perrache watch the chaos serenely, although Perrache is troubled by his chief's callousness towards Perrin's being killed. In a startling scene, Christine greets Perrin at her apartment's front door in a demure high-necked black-velvet dress turns around and shows that the dress is backless, displaying discreet buttock cleavage. A slapstick love scene ensues. More mayhem and treachery follow, climaxing in the deaths of not only agents from both Toulouse's and Milan's groups but Milan himself, who only learns the truth about Perrin from Perrache just before he dies. Realizing how he has been fooled, Milan dies with a smile of appreciation. Maurice, who has walked in on the aftermaths of the shoot-outs in Perrin's apartment, suffers a total mental breakdown; the film ends. Perrin pushes a huge Louis Vuitton steamer trunk in an airport luggage cart, talking to Christine, hidden inside, their destination is Rio. Toulouse, watching Perrin's departure on a monitor, instructs Perrache to contact Perrin when Perrin returns, remarking "After all, he handles himself pretty well."
The film won the Silver Bear award at the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival in 1973. It was nominated as Best Foreign Film at the National Board of Review. Pierre Richard — François Perrin Bernard Blier — Bernard Milan Jean Rochefort — Colonel Louis Toulouse Mireille Darc — Christine Tania Balachova — The mother of Louis Toulouse Jean Carmet — Maurice Lefebvre Colette Castel — Paulette Lefebvre Paul Le Person — Perrache Jean Obé — Botrel Robert Castel — Georghiu Jean Saudray — Poucet Roger Caccia — Mr. Boudart Arlette Balkis — Mrs. Boudart Robert Dalban — The False Deliveryman Jean Bouise — The Minister The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe on IMDb The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe at Rotten Tomatoes The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe at AllMovie Film photogallery