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Slow Local Trains (1960)

Les tortillards (original title)
Gérard Durand announces brutally to his father, Emile, popularizer of an insecticide powder, that he is in love with Suzy Beauminet and that he has decided to follow his future beautiful family in his travels of traveling comedians.

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Jean Bastia
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Richard ... César Beauminet
Roger Pierre ... Gérard Durand
Louis de Funès ... Émile Durand
Nicky Valor Nicky Valor ... Céline Valmont
Danièle Lebrun Danièle Lebrun ... Suzy Beauminet
Annick Tanguy Annick Tanguy ... Fanny
Robert Rollis Robert Rollis ... Ernest
Max Desrau Max Desrau ... Pépé
Billy Bourbon Billy Bourbon ... Albert Albert
Madeleine Barbulée Madeleine Barbulée ... Adélaïde Benoît
Jane Helly Jane Helly ... Marguerite Durand (as Jeanne Helly)
Christian Marin ... Léon
André Dalibert André Dalibert ... M. Grandjean (as Dalibert)
Pierre Mirat Pierre Mirat ... Un paysan
Alain Roulleau Alain Roulleau ... Le petit Robert
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Gérard Durand announces brutally to his father, Emile, popularizer of an insecticide powder, that he is in love with Suzy Beauminet and that he has decided to follow his future beautiful family in his travels of traveling comedians.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 December 1960 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

De boemeltrein See more »

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Mono
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Amusing little french comedy
5 July 2014 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

One of the earliest Louis de Funès films, and rather underrated. I am not a De Funès specialist, I admit. But always the same features starring him are usually aired on french broadcasts. Always the same ones, unfortunately. This one is not among them. I got it in DVD. De Funès is the greatest french comic actor of all times, and always will be. It is a delight to Watch such a pure french comedy. OK I agree that American audiences would not appreciate this kind of movie.

The story itself is not so terrific. Just Watch and let you go, laugh... These french comedy flicks from the early sixties are easily available in DVD releases.


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