That Man from Rio
That Man from Rio is a French/Italian international co-production 1964 adventure film directed by Philippe de Broca and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Françoise Dorléac. It was the first film to be made by the French subsidiary of United Artists, Les Productions Artistes Associés; the film was a huge success with a total of 4,800,626 admissions in France, becoming the 5th highest earning film of the year. This fast-moving spoof of James Bond-type movies features striking location photography by Edmond Séchan of Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Paris. At the 37th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Writing and Screenplay; the story has been inspired by the series of comic albums The Adventures of Tintin. As airman Adrien Dufourquet embarks on an 8-day leave in Paris to see his fiancée Agnès, two South American Indians steal an Amazon statuette from a museum and force Professor Catalan, the curator, into their car. Catalan was the companion of Agnès' father on an Amazon expedition.
Catalan believes. Adrien arrives in time to see the Indians abducting Agnès, the only one who knows the location of her father's statuette, he pursues them to the airport where he steals a ticket and boards the same plane. Adrien tells the pilot that his fiancée has been abducted, but Agnès has been drugged and does not recognize him; the pilot plans to have Adrien arrested when they reach Rio de Janeiro, but Adrien eludes the police upon arrival. With the help of Sir Winston, a Brazilian bootblack, Adrien rescues Agnès, they retrieve the buried statuette. In a stolen car provided by Sir Winston, Agnès and Adrien drive to Brasília to meet Señor De Castro, a wealthy industrialist who possesses the third statuette. On the way, they come across the Indians' car with Catalan slumped inside. At a party in their honor, De Castro takes Catalan to his strong room to assure him of the statuette's safety, Catalan, who planned the museum theft, murders him and steals the statuette. By the time Adrien discovers the body and the Indians have abducted Agnès again and escaped in a seaplane.
Adrien follows. In a floating jungle cafe run by Lola, the woman who financed Catalan, Adrien learns that Catalan murdered Agnès' father and that Agnès is being held in a boat. Rushing to the boat, Adrien hangs onto the side as it heads upstream and docks. While Catalan goes to the underground location of the treasure, Adrien knocks out all of Catalan's accomplices and rescues Agnès. Catalan finds the treasure, but an explosion set off by a nearby highway construction crew causes him to be buried with it. Adrien and Agnès flee the jungle and arrive in Paris in time for Adrien to catch his train back to garrison. Jean-Paul Belmondo as Adrien Dufourquet Françoise Dorléac as Agnès Villermosa Jean Servais as the Professor Norbert Catalan Simone Renant as Lola Roger Dumas as Lebel, Dufourquet's buddy Daniel Ceccaldi as Police inspector Milton Ribeiro as Tupac Ubiracy de Oliveira as Sir Winston the shoeshine Sabu do Brasil Adolfo Celi as De Castro Peter Fernandez The film was a follow up to Cartouche, a popular swashbuckler with Belmondo.
It was decided. Italian finance meant the Italian actor. Jean-Paul Belmondo's personal tastes were sports magazines and detective novels, he said he preferred "making adventure films like Rio to the intellectual movies of Alain Renais or Alain Robbe-Grillet." That Man from Rio was released in France on 28 February 1964. The film was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards. In contemporary reviews, the Monthly Film Bulletin reviewed and English-dubbed version noted that the "One may feel that's inconsequential wit is better suited to the smaller, more parochial atmosphere of his earlier films, but here he is involved in a big budget production aimed at a huge audience, we ought to be grateful that so much of his personal style has survived in the dubbed and shortened American version now presented." The review noted that the film was "beautifully organised" and that "it always keeps the chuckles rising if they break into real guffaws." and praised the two leads Belmondo who "outdid Douglas Fairbanks in agility, Harold Lloyd in cliffhanging, James Bond in indestructibility".
In a retrospective review, The Dissolve gave the film a rating of three and a half stars out of five, noting that "the action moves along at such a rapid clip, there’s little time to worry about how much the plot relies on incredible coincidences". L'Homme de Rio on IMDb That Man from Rio at Le Film Guide That Man From Rio at AllMovie That Man from Rio at TCMDB Review of film at New York Times
The United Kingdom the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, sometimes referred to as Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world; the Irish Sea lies between Great Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres, the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world, it is the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017. The UK is constitutional monarchy; the current monarch is Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned since 1952, making her the longest-serving current head of state.
The United Kingdom's capital and largest city is London, a global city and financial centre with an urban area population of 10.3 million. Other major urban areas in the UK include Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and West Yorkshire conurbations, Greater Glasgow and the Liverpool Built-up Area; the United Kingdom consists of four constituent countries: England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Their capitals are London, Edinburgh and Belfast, respectively. Apart from England, the countries have their own devolved governments, each with varying powers, but such power is delegated by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which may enact laws unilaterally altering or abolishing devolution; the nearby Isle of Man, Bailiwick of Guernsey and Bailiwick of Jersey are not part of the UK, being Crown dependencies with the British Government responsible for defence and international representation. The medieval conquest and subsequent annexation of Wales by the Kingdom of England, followed by the union between England and Scotland in 1707 to form the Kingdom of Great Britain, the union in 1801 of Great Britain with the Kingdom of Ireland created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Five-sixths of Ireland seceded from the UK in 1922, leaving the present formulation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. There are fourteen British Overseas Territories, the remnants of the British Empire which, at its height in the 1920s, encompassed a quarter of the world's land mass and was the largest empire in history. British influence can be observed in the language and political systems of many of its former colonies; the United Kingdom is a developed country and has the world's fifth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It has a high-income economy and has a high Human Development Index rating, ranking 14th in the world, it was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The UK remains a great power, with considerable economic, military and political influence internationally, it is sixth in military expenditure in the world. It has been a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council since its first session in 1946.
It has been a leading member state of the European Union and its predecessor, the European Economic Community, since 1973. The United Kingdom is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Council of Europe, the G7, the G20, NATO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Trade Organization; the 1707 Acts of Union declared that the kingdoms of England and Scotland were "United into One Kingdom by the Name of Great Britain". The term "United Kingdom" has been used as a description for the former kingdom of Great Britain, although its official name from 1707 to 1800 was "Great Britain"; the Acts of Union 1800 united the kingdom of Great Britain and the kingdom of Ireland in 1801, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Following the partition of Ireland and the independence of the Irish Free State in 1922, which left Northern Ireland as the only part of the island of Ireland within the United Kingdom, the name was changed to the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
Although the United Kingdom is a sovereign country, Scotland and Northern Ireland are widely referred to as countries. The UK Prime Minister's website has used the phrase "countries within a country" to describe the United Kingdom; some statistical summaries, such as those for the twelve NUTS 1 regions of the United Kingdom refer to Scotland and Northern Ireland as "regions". Northern Ireland is referred to as a "province". With regard to Northern Ireland, the descriptive name used "can be controversial, with the choice revealing one's political preferences"; the term "Great Britain" conventionally refers to the island of Great Britain, or politically to England and Wales in combination. However, it is sometimes used as a loose synonym for the United Kingdom as a whole; the term "Britain" is used both as a synonym for Great Britain, as a synonym for the United Kingdom. Usage is mixed, with the BBC preferring to use Britain as shorthand only for Great Britain and the UK Government, while accepting that both terms refer to the United K
Winifred Jacqueline Fraser Bisset is an English actress. She began her film career in 1965, first coming to prominence in 1968 with roles in The Detective and The Sweet Ride, for which she received a most promising newcomer Golden Globe nomination. In the 1970s, she starred in Airport, Day for Night which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Murder on the Orient Express, The Deep, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress in a Comedy. Her other film and TV credits include Rich and Famous, her Golden Globe-nominated role in Under the Volcano, her Cesar-nominated role in La Cérémonie, her Emmy-nominated role in the miniseries Joan of Arc and the BBC miniseries Dancing on the Edge, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, she received France's highest honour, the Légion d'honneur, in 2010. She speaks English and Italian. Bisset was born Winifred Jacqueline Fraser Bisset in Weybridge, England, the daughter of Max Fraser Bisset, a general practitioner, Arlette Alexander, a lawyer-turned-housewife.
Her mother was of French and English descent and her father was of Scottish descent. Bisset grew up in Tilehurst, near Reading in Berkshire, in a 17th-century country cottage, where she now lives part of the year She has a brother, Max, her mother taught her to speak French fluently, she was educated at the Lycée Français in London. She had taken ballet lessons as a child, began taking acting lessons while working as a fashion model to pay for them; when Bisset was a teenager, her mother was diagnosed with disseminating sclerosis. Bisset's parents divorced after 28 years of marriage, her father died of a brain tumour in 1982, aged 71. Her mother died in 1999. Bisset first appeared uncredited as a prospective model in the 1965 film The Knack...and How to Get It, directed by Richard Lester. She made her official debut the following year in Roman Polanski's Cul-de-sac, credited as "Jackie Bisset", she had a tiny part as a dancer in Drop Dead Darling. In 1967, Bisset had her first noticeable part in the Albert Finney/Audrey Hepburn vehicle Two for the Road, as a woman in whom Finney's character is romantically interested.
It was made by 20th Century Fox. Bisset had a more sizeable role in Casino Royale, as Miss Goodthighs. Fox cast Bisset in her first lead part in The Cape Town Affair, opposite James Brolin, filmed in South Africa, she gained mainstream recognition in 1968 when she replaced Mia Farrow for the role of Norma MacIver in The Detective, opposite Frank Sinatra. The film was made at Fox, whose executives had been impressed by Bisset's performance in Two for the Road. In the same year, she co-starred with Michael Sarrazin in Fox's The Sweet Ride, which brought her a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer, she capped her year as Steve McQueen's girlfriend in the police drama Bullitt, among the top five highest-grossing films of the year. In 1969, Bisset had the star role in the sex comedy The First Time. In the same year she appeared in Secret World, she was one of the many stars in the 1970 disaster film Airport. It was a huge hit, she had another starring part in The Grasshopper, little seen, was in The Mephisto Waltz with Alan Alda.
Bisset had the lead in a comedy Be Counted. More popular was The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, where she played the daughter of Paul Newman's title character, she played the female lead in The Thief Who Came to Dinner with Ryan O'Neal, stepping in for a pregnant Charlotte Rampling. Bisset went to France to appear in François Truffaut's Day for Night, where she earned the respect of European critics and moviegoers as a serious actress, she stayed in that country to make Le Magnifique with Jean-Paul Belmondo, a hit in France but little seen in English-speaking countries. Bisset was one of many stars in the British whodunnit Murder on the Orient Express, an enormous success. In Britain she starred in the remake of The Spiral Staircase. Bisset went to Germany for End of the Game directed by Maximillian Schell. In Italy, she co-starred with Marcello Mastroianni in Luigi Comencini's The Sunday Woman in 1975. Bisset returned to Hollywood to support Charles Bronson in St. Ives. In 1977, Bisset gained wide publicity in America with her movie The Deep.
Swimming underwater wearing only a T-shirt for a top helped make the film a box office success, leading producer Peter Guber to quip, "That T-shirt made me a rich man!" and led many to credit her with popularising the wet T-shirt contest. At the time, Newsweek declared her "the most beautiful film actress of all time". In 1978, a UK production titled Secrets that Bisset had made in 1971 was released in the United States; the movie featured the only extensive nude scenes of Bisset's career and the producers cashed in on her fame. By 1978, she was a household name. In that year she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for her performance in Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, starred opposite Anthony Quinn in The Greek Tycoon, playing a role based on Jackie Onassis. After making Together? in Italy, she appeared in some all-star films, When Time Ran Out, with Paul Newman, among others, Inchon with Laurence Olivier. Both were big flops. More popular was George Cukor's Rich and Famous with Candice Bergen
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze is a 1975 American action film starring Ron Ely as pulp hero Doc Savage. This was the last film completed by pioneering science fiction producer George Pal, it was directed by Michael Anderson, who had directed another big-budget adventure film, Around the World in 80 Days. In 1936, Doc Savage returns to New York City following a visit to his Arctic hideaway, the Fortess of Solitude, he learns that his father has died under mysterious circumstances while exploring the remote interior of the Central American Republic of Hidalgo. While examining his father's personal papers, Doc finds himself the target of an assassination attempt. Doc Savage chases and corners the sniper on the nearby Eastern Cranmoor Building, but the would-be assassin loses his footing and falls to his death. Examining the body, Doc discovers. Returning to his penthouse headquarters, Doc finds that intruders have destroyed his father's personal papers. Vowing to solve his father's murder, Doc Savage flies to Hidalgo with "The Fabulous Five", his brain trust, at his side.
Waiting for Doc Savage's arrival is the international criminal and smuggler Captain Seas who attempts to kill Doc and his friends, culminating in a wild melee onboard his yacht, the Seven Seas. Meanwhile, Doc's investigation uncovers that, years ago, Professor Savage received a vast land grant in the unexplored interior of Hidalgo from the Quetzamal, a Mayan tribe that disappeared 500 years ago. However, Don Rubio Gorro of the local government informs Doc that all records to the land transaction are missing. Doc receives unexpected help from Gorro's assistant, Mona Flores, who saw the original papers and offers to lead Doc and his friends to the land claim. Following clues left by his father and his friends locate the hidden entrance into a valley where the lost Quetzamal tribe lives. Doc finds a pool of molten gold. Doc learns that Captain Seas is using the Quetzamal natives as slave labor to extract the gold for himself. Meanwhile, Seas' men capture Mona and The Fabulous Five, Seas unleashes the Green Death, the same airborne plague that killed Doc's father and keeps the Quetzamal tribe under his control.
Doc overpowers the Captain after a protracted clash of different fighting styles and forces Seas to release his friends, whom Doc treats with a special antidote. Seeing their leader captured, the Captain's men try to escape with the gold, but exploding dynamite causes the pool of gold to erupt, covering the henchmen, including Don Rubio Gorro, in molten metal. Freed from Captain Seas, Chief Chaac offers the gold and land grant to Doc, who replies, "I promise to continue my father's work... his ideals. With this limitless wealth at my disposal, I shall be able to devote my life to the cause of justice." Doc Savage returns to the United States and performs acupuncture brain surgery on Captain Seas to cure him of his criminal behavior. During Christmas season, Doc Savage encounters the former supervillain, now a bandleader for The Salvation Army, flanked by his former paramours Adriana and Karen. Arriving back at his penthouse headquarters from shopping, Doc hears an urgent message about a new threat that could cost millions of lives recorded earlier on his telephone answering machine.
Doc Savage leaps into action and speeds to his next adventure. Ron Ely as Clark "Doc" Savage Jr. Paul Gleason as Major Thomas J. "Long Tom" Roberts William Lucking as Colonel John "Renny" Renwick Michael Miller as Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Blodgett "Monk" Mayfair Eldon Quick as Professor William Harper "Johnny" Littlejohn Darrell Zwerling as Brigadier General Theodore Marley "Ham" Brooks Paul Wexler as Captain Seas Pamela Hensley as Mona Flores Bob Corso as Don Rubio Gorro Federico Roberto as El Presidente Don Carlos Avispa Janice Heiden as Adriana Robyn Hilton as Karen Victor Millan as King Chaac Paul Frees as Narrator Other noteworthy casting included: Cult actor Robert Tessier as one of Captain Seas’ henchmen. Cult actor Michael Berryman as Juan Lopez Morales, Hidalgo's chief coroner. Legendary stuntman Dar Robinson as the Mayan would-be assassin. Carlos Rivas, who played the renegade Mayan shaman Kulkan appeared in episodes "The Ultimate Duel" and "Perils of Tanga" of the 1966 NBC TV series Tarzan starring Ron Ely.
Grace Stafford, the wife of animation producer Walter Lantz, played an elderly woman, helped across the street by a Boy Scout near the end of the film. George Pal and Lantz were good friends, Lantz’s most famous creation, Woody Woodpecker made a cameo appearance in Pal's films. Ms. Stafford provided the voice for Woody Woodpecker; as co-creator of Doc Savage, author Lester Dent retained the radio and television rights to the character as part of his contract with Street and Smith Publications, publishers of the Doc Savage pulp magazine. Although Dent succeeded in launching a short-lived radio program, he was never able to interest Hollywood in a Doc Savage film. Upon Dent's death in 1959, his widow, Norma Dent, acquired the radio and television rights to Doc Savage; the production team of Mark Goodson and Bill Todman announced the intention to produce a Doc Savage film to cash in on the popularity of the re-issued pulp novels by Bantam Books and the James Bond craze sweeping the movies. The film would be based on the July 1934 pulp novel The Thousand-Headed Man, with Chuck Connors as Doc, for a 1966 release.
The producers and Condé Nast Publications, the new copyright owner of the Doc Savage brand, failed to secu
On Guard (1997 film)
On Guard is a 1997 French swashbuckler film directed by Philippe de Broca and starring Daniel Auteuil, Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Perez, Marie Gillain. Adapted from the 1858 historical novel Le Bossu by Paul Féval, the film is about a skilled swordsman named Lagardère, befriended by the Duke of Nevers; when the duke is attacked by his evil cousin Gonzague, the duke in his dying moments asks Lagardère to avenge him and look after his infant daughter. On Guard was released on 3 December 1997 in France; the film grossed $96,750 in the United States. On Guard received the César Award for Best Costume Design, eight César Award Nominations for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Music, Best Production Design in 1998; the film received a BAFTA Film Award Nomination for Best Film in 1999. In 1700 in Nevers, France, a skilled swordsman named Lagardère challenges Duke Philippe de Nevers to a friendly duel in order to learn his secret lethal maneuver known as the "Nevers Attack".
Nevers agrees and dispatches the upstart whom he soon befriends. Nevers learns that he has a "son" by Blanche de Caylus—a fact concealed by his cousin and would-be heir, the wicked Comte de Gonzague; that night Nevers escapes an assassination attempt by Gonzague's men. Determined to claim his bride, Nevers leaves for Caylus with Lagardère along as his escort, they are followed by Gonzague and his men who plan to murder Nevers before he can marry Blanche and claim his son and heir. Along the way Nevers teaches Lagardère the "Nevers Attack"—an acrobatic sleight of hand that ends with a blade between the opponent's eyes. Soon after, they spot the assassins, Lagardère is able to delay the attackers long enough to allow Nevers to reach Caylus and marry Blanche; the newlyweds' happiness, however, is short-lived. When Gonzague and his men arrive at Caylus, they murder the entire wedding party. Lagardère arrives, after a lengthy sword fight, Nevers is fatally stabbed by a masked Gonzague, "branded" by a sword thrust on the hand by Lagardère.
Lagardère threatens the unseen killer: "If you do not come to Lagardère," he states, "Lagardère will come to you!" With his dying breath, Nevers implores Lagardère to avenge him and his wife and to look after their infant child. Lagardère flees Caylus with the infant and finds refuge in the mountains in an abandoned farmhouse, where he discovers that the "son" is in fact a girl, who carries a locket naming her as Aurore. Gonzague's men track Lagardère to his mountain hideaway looking to kill Nevers' rightful heir. Lagardère and Aurore escape with the help of a band of strolling players who convince the pursuing killers that Lagardère and Aurore have plunged to their deaths in a mountain torrent. After Gonzague's men leave, Lagardère and Aurore join up with the strolling players. Back in Nevers, after attending the funeral of her daughter — the coffin contains a wax doll — Blanche retires to a convent, the evil Gonzague is named executor of her estate. Sixteen years Lagardère and Aurore are still with the players.
After witnessing Lagardère defend her against three outlaws using sophisticated swordplay with a stick, Aurore asks about his past. Lagardère keeps his past hidden, but he teaches her the "Nevers Attack". One night after a performance, Aurore is taken to a party given by one of Gonzague's men, Louis-Joseph, is soon assaulted by the host. Using fencing skills she learned from Lagardère, Aurore escapes her attacker, killing him using the "Nevers Attack"; when Gonzague learns how his "finest blade" was killed, he suspects. Gonzague orders his men to find and kill her. Lagardère sets out to plan his revenge on Gonzague. After revealing to Aurore that she is the daughter of the late Duke of Nevers, that her mother is still alive, he gains employment as Gonzague's secretary disguised as a hunchback, makes contact with Blanche revealing that her daughter is alive, engineers a stock market raid on shares in the Mississippi Company on behalf of Gonzague — in fact he purchases the stock using gold provided by Blanche for her daughter's benefit.
When Aurore is captured by Gonzague's men, Lagardère executes a daring rescue. That night, the Regent Philippe d'Orléans arrives prepared to name Gonzague a royal agent to Louisiana; the ceremony is interrupted, however, by Lagardère who escorts Aurore into the hall, introducing her as the majority holder of the Mississippi Company stock. Blanche confirms. Lagardère discards his disguise and accuses Gonzague of murdering Duke Philippe de Nevers; as proof he exposes Gonzague's hand -- the one. In the swordfight that follows, Lagardère kills Gonzague using the "Nevers Attack". Aurore instructs Lagardère to kiss her, the two embrace each other. On Guard was filmed on location in France at the Château-Ville-Vieille, in Hautes-Alpes, the Hôtel de Sully in Paris 4, Le Mans in Sarthe, the Place des Vosges in Paris 4, various locations in Queyras in Hautes-Alpes. On Guard was released on 3 December 1997 in France. On Guard received positive reviews in the United States. In his review in The New York Times, A. O. Scott described the film as "full of durable cinematic pleasures: a little sex, a lot of sword fighting and a plot that combines heady passion with complicated political intrigue."
Scott singled out Auteuil's performance delivered with "unabashed gusto and unexpected warmth."In his review for Salon.com, Charles Taylor called On G
Cartouche is a 1962 French adventurer film directed by Philippe de Broca and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Claudia Cardinale. In the 18th century, Louis Dominique Bourguignon is working with Malichot's gang but their ways are too'unethical' for him, he hides out from Malichot and joins the army where he and his two new friends survive by hiding out on the battlefield. Together, they rob the general of his gold. Fleeing, they stop at an inn where they meet Venus, a beautiful gypsy, taken prisoner, he rescues her and she joins his gang. Returning to Paris, Bourguignon creates his own gang, acting under the name of Cartouche with most of Malichot's gang joining him, they distribute the loot to the poor. Thus, Cartouche attracts the people's sympathies, Venus's love, hatred from Malichot and the authorities. Malichot goes to the police to betray Cartouche but Cartouche can escape all the traps they set for him - except the entrapments of love; the police use this against him and set a trap while he has a tryst with Venus in the countryside.
He is captured but his men ambush the guards as they lead him away. In the scuffle that follows, Cartouche is saved by Venus who sacrifices her life to save him from harm. Cartouche and his men place Venus's body in an expensive carriage they stole earlier from a nobleman and roll the carriage in a lake; as the carriage sinks, Cartouche tells his men to disperse as he vows to avenge the death of his beloved Venus - a way that he anticipates will lead him sooner or to the gallows. Jean-Paul Belmondo - Louis-Dominique Bourguignon alias Cartouche Claudia Cardinale - Vénus Jess Hahn - La Douceur Marcel Dalio - Malichot Jean Rochefort - La Taupe Philippe Lemaire - Gaston de Ferrussac Noël Roquevert - the recruiting seargent Odile Versois - Isabelle de Ferrussac Jacques Charon - the colonel Lucien Raimbourg - the maréchal Jacques Balutin - Capucine, the monk Pierre Repp - the Marquis of Griffe Jacques Hilling - the hotel keeper Paul Préboist - a gendarme René Marlic - Petit Oncle, the inn keeper The shooting took place from July 17 to October 6, 1961 in Béziers, Ermenonville and Pézenas.
Other locations were Aveyron, Lagny-sur-Marne and Senlis. The film sets were designed by François de Lamothe, Rosine Delamare was responsible for the costumes; the film was a massive success at the French box office. Cartouche, King of Paris Cartouche on IMDb Cartouche at AllMovie Cartouche at Le Film Guide
Up to His Ears
Chinese Adventures in China is a 1965 French adventure comedy film starring Jean Paul Belmondo and Ursula Andress. It was directed by Philippe de Broca and written by Daniel Boulanger, loosely based on the 1879 novel Tribulations of a Chinaman in China by Jules Verne; the film notably includes not just footage of China, but in a previous section several minutes of footage of the Taj Mahal and Agra area in 1965, about 15 minutes of footage of the central area of Kathmandu, the nearby Swayambunath hillside temple, more rural mountain areas of Nepal with the impressive Himalaya mountains as backdrop. Millionaire Arthur Lempereur is bored with life, he tries to kill himself but fails so decides to travel to Hong Kong to see if his depression can be cured. In Hong Kong Arthur discovers. Mister Goh, his old tutor and a Chinese philosopher, makes him take out a life insurance policy which would benefit Alice, Antoine’s fiancée, Mister Goh. Goh promises to kill Arthur for him. Arthur means Alexandrine, an ethnologist and strip tease dancer.
He decides not to die, goes to track down Goh before Goh can hire a hitman. Jean Paul Belmondo Ursula Andress The film reunited the director of That Man from Rio. Filming started under the title Chinese Adventures in China on January 1965 in Nepal. Ursula Andress left for Hong Kong in February 1965. Filming took place in Hong Paris. In January 1966 the title was changed to Up to His Ears, it was the tenth most popular film of 1965 in France, after The Sucker, Thunderball, Gendarme in New York, Mary Poppins, Fantomas Unleashed, God's Thunder, The Wise Guys and Viva Maria!. Chinese Adventures in China on IMDb Chinese Adventures in China at AllMovie Up to His Ears at Le Film Guide Up to His Ears at Letterbox DVD Up to His Ears at Philippe de Broca