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The Man in the Buick (1968)

L'homme à la Buick (original title)
Mr Jo, nicknamed "the man with the Buick", is the darling of the small town of Honfleur. But he is in fact a trafficker with a bad reputation who would like to forget about his past, now limiting himself to smuggling rubies under the cover of a charitable organization which offers underprivileged children holidays in Switzerland. However, Mr. Jo is in love with a pretty widow and, in order to ... See full summary »

Director:

Gilles Grangier

Writers:

Georges Godefroy (story) (as Michel Lambesc), Gilles Grangier (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernandel ... Armand Favrot
Danielle Darrieux ... Mme Dalayrac
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Le Marquis
Amarande Amarande ... Paulette Bordier
Christian Barbier Christian Barbier ... Maxime
Bernard Dhéran Bernard Dhéran ... Martel de la Mothe
Edmond Ardisson ... Filippi (as Ardisson)
Raoul Curet Raoul Curet ... Le commissaire de Honfleur
Jean Daniel Jean Daniel ... Le procureur
Albert Dinan Albert Dinan ... Le plombier
Raymond Jourdan Raymond Jourdan ... Docteur Bernard
Alain Nobis Alain Nobis ... M. Lang
Laurence Badie Laurence Badie ... La patronne du bar
Henri Czarniak Henri Czarniak ... Tonnerre (as Henry Czarniak)
Françoise Delbart Françoise Delbart ... L'accompagnatrice
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Mr Jo, nicknamed "the man with the Buick", is the darling of the small town of Honfleur. But he is in fact a trafficker with a bad reputation who would like to forget about his past, now limiting himself to smuggling rubies under the cover of a charitable organization which offers underprivileged children holidays in Switzerland. However, Mr. Jo is in love with a pretty widow and, in order to marry her, he is willing to get involved in a hold-up again. And "the man with the Buick", who seemed so honourable, will surprise the inhabitants of Honfleur when Inspector Menard reveals his secret activities. Written by Aline

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 January 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Den mystiske mannen med Buicken See more »

Filming Locations:

Honfleur, Calvados, France See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gafer, Les Films Copernic See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, the text "L'homme à la" is mixed with "Buick" written on the car hood to form the full title "L'homme à la Buick". See more »

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Slow-moving and uninspired
20 February 2002 | by twylyghtzunSee all my reviews

Lovers of 60s french films might be disappointed in this film which will probably bore you to death. "L'homme à la Buick" has nothing that looks like a plot, a point or any other redeeming features. And even though Fernandel does a good job, as usual, he looks as bored as the audience watching the film. All in all, "L'homme à la Buick" is a crime story with no suspense (and possibly the worst car chase in the history of cinema), a love story with no passion, and a moral tale with no wit.


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