Thursday, 4 April 2013

1965, Film: “Le Corniaud”

On 24 March 1965 the French comedy film "Le Corniaud" (English: "The Sucker") is released in France. The film is a French, Italian and Spanish coproduction by Gérard Oury. The leading roles are played by Bourvil and Louis de Funès. "Le Corniaud" is a road movie and takes place in cities such as Paris, Rome, Naples, Pisa, Carcassonne and Bordeaux. Other important locations are Villa d'Este in Tivoli, and the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome.
 
The film is partly based on a true story. On 21 January 1962, Jacques Angelvin, presenter of the French television program "Paris Club", was arrested in the United States. In his Buick more than 50 pounds of heroin were found. Angelvin would get $ 10,000, he thought he could deceive the American customs because he was a French celebrity.
 
Bourvil as Antoine Maréchal
 
Louis de Funès as Léopold Saroyan and Bourvil as Antoine Maréchal
 
Louis de Funès as Léopold Saroyan and Bourvil as Antoine Maréchal
Synopsis
On his way to sunny Italy Antoine Maréchal's Citroën 2CV is totally wrecked by Léopold Saroyan's Bentley, the director of an import-export company. To compensate the loss of his car, Saroyan offers Maréchal to drive his best friend's Cadillac DeVille convertible from Naples to Bordeaux, all expenses paid...
 
Alida Chelli as Gina, Saro Urzì as Tagliella and Bourvil as Antoine Maréchal
Main Cast
  • Bourvil as Antoine Maréchal
  • Louis de Funès as Léopold Saroyan
  • Venantino Venantini as Mickey
  • Jacques Ferrière as Saroyan's driver
  • Alida Chelli as Gina
  • Beba Loncar as Ursula
  • Henri Génès as Martial
  • Lando Buzzanca as Lino
  • Saro Urzì as Tagliella
  • Pierre Roussel as Mario Costa

Trailer

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