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Delusions of Grandeur (1971)

La folie des grandeurs (original title)
In Spain of 17th century Minister of Finance try to dishonor the queen. But his plan was too much intricate.

Director:

Gérard Oury
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis de Funès ... Don Salluste de Bazan
Yves Montand ... Blaze
Alice Sapritch ... Dona Juana
Karin Schubert ... La Reine
Alberto de Mendoza ... Le Roi
Don Jaime de Mora y Aragón ... Un Grand d'Espagne
Eduardo Fajardo ... Un Grand d'Espagne
Antonio Pica ... Un Grand d'Espagne
Joaquín Solís Joaquín Solís ... Un Grand d'Espagne (as Joachim Solis)
Venantino Venantini ... Del Basto
Gabriele Tinti ... Don Cesar
Paul Préboist ... Le muet
Sal Borgese ... Le borgne (as Salvatore Borgese)
Astrid Frank
Robert Le Béal Robert Le Béal ... (as Robert Le Beal)
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Storyline

Don Salluste, a petty tyrant in his own home and minister of the King of Spain, falls from grace. Wanting revenge, he tries to compromize the Queen with his valet Blaze, introduced as his cousin. But poor Blaze gets stuck with a rather repulsive duenna, who is madly in love with him and very keen on getting her way. This wild comedy takes off at a dashing pace set by the De Funes, Montand and Sapritch trio. Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

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Country:

France | Spain | Italy | West Germany

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

13 December 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Delusions of Grandeur See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay is a parody of the play 'Ruy Blas' by Victor Hugo. That author is thanked in the opening credits. Gérard Oury acted in that play at the Comédie-Française . See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fort Boyard: toujours plus fort!: Episode #1.2 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Strip-Tease De La Duegne
Written and Performed by Michel Polnareff
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19 May 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

For the fine mix of humor, costumes and performances. and for the seductive manner to give to musketeer era a special charm. a film about power and sins and remembering the flavor of popular tales. the key of succes - the admirable meet between de Funes and Montand. love and trahison and revenge plans and a smart end . an easy comedy, off course. but a remarkable one. for its force of dialogues and gags and the sweet chain of adventures who, not being a moral lesson , represents a subtle pledge for the beauty of French classic comedy.


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