Marie-Hélène lives in a manor but is not happy. Georges, her husband, is gentle to her but she feels stifled by the constant presence of Cécile, her intrusive mother-in-law. One day, ... See full summary »
Jericho is the code name of an operation set up by the British Royal Air Force and the French Resistance to free French hostages held by German soldiers in the jail of Amiens in Northern ... See full summary »
Pierre Tercelin who used to be a prosperous industrialist is now ruined and embittered, having become a mere lock keeper. A widower, he lives with his daughter Evelyne, a music-hall dancer.... See full summary »
A stranger named Constant, disrupts life of Flora who is seemingly happy with her husband, Lucien. She suddenly experiences a passionate love, taking refuge with her lover in a cave they call "home under the sea."
Sylvain and Angelina, two young people living in the Alps, love each other but they are separated when Sylvain thoughtlessly joins Napoléon Ier's army and takes part in all the Napoleonic ... See full summary »
"L'Extravagante Mission " is a pleasant little comedy ,the beginning of which is not unlike that of Gerard Oury's "Le Corniaud" (1964).A naive guy is asked to take a yellow briefcase to Asia .Of course he must not
open it,but as "the transporter" showed us,rules are made to be broken.In exchange for this favor,he will go on a cruise on a luxury liner to fulfill his mission::combining business with pleasure!
It's all the more pleasant since several ladies are aboard (Martine Carol,Simone Valère) and he must pass himself off for a marquis (a bit short of the readies when he sails away).he soon discovers that his briefcase is full of stolen money :the more he tries to get rid of the dough,the more he gets rich!And to make the matters worse,the money was stolen from a banker whose daughter is on the ship .
First movie by Henri Calef,it's not representative of his talent as "Jericho" or " Eaux Troubles" would later be .For Calef's Completists.
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