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The Queer Assignment (1945)

L'extravagante mission (original title)
A young foolish man with suicidal tendencies is saved by a stranger who pretends to be a well-known banker.


Henri Calef


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Henri Guisol ... Robert Dupont
Mona Goya ... Théodora Bareski
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Jean Tissier ... Le médecin
Denise Grey ... Mme Brockseller
Marcel Vallée Marcel Vallée ... Le commissaire de bord
Yves Deniaud Yves Deniaud ... Gilbert Patte de Velours
Fred Pasquali Fred Pasquali ... Le duc Rodrigue del Montes
Pierre Clarel Pierre Clarel
Max Dalban Max Dalban
Jean Parédès Jean Parédès ... Hipplyte Castrito
Simone Valère ... Peggy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacques Charon Jacques Charon ... Le barman du Neptunia
Henri Crémieux ... Le directeur du club phocéen
Paul Demange ... Gorgepot


A young foolish man with suicidal tendencies is saved by a stranger who pretends to be a well-known banker.

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3 October 1945 (France) See more »

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The Queer Assignment See more »

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Films Sacha Gordine See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Ma Maison
Music by Bruno Coquatrix
Lyrics by Bruno Coquatrix
Performed by Armand Mestral
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The love boat
10 May 2011 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"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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