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The Big Swag (1965)

La grosse caisse (original title)
Louis Bourdin, a modest ticket puncher on the Paris metro, is so enamoured of crime fiction that he decides to write his own novel, expecting that one day he will be as famous as Auguste Le... See full summary »

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Alex Joffé

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Renée Asseo (story), Luc Charpentier (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bourvil ... Louis Bourdin
Paul Meurisse ... Paul Filippi, le gangster
Françoise Deldick Françoise Deldick ... Angélique
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Pignol
Henri Piégay Henri Piégay ... Luc
Philippe March Philippe March ... Un ganster (as Aimé de March)
Menahem Shuval Menahem Shuval ... Le géant (as Menakhem Shuval)
Bernard Fresson ... L'employé du métro
Jacques Legras ... Le facteur
Georges Audoubert ... Un garde mobile
Jacques Plee Jacques Plee ... L'aiguilleur
Pierre Richard Pierre Richard ... Un complice de Filipi
Françoise Lebail Françoise Lebail ... La serveuse
Jacqueline Johel Jacqueline Johel
Tsilla Chelton ... La marchande de journaux
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Louis Bourdin, a modest ticket puncher on the Paris metro, is so enamoured of crime fiction that he decides to write his own novel, expecting that one day he will be as famous as Auguste Le Breton. After months of painstaking research, he pens a work of fiction that describes in meticulous detail a train robbery on his stretch of the metro. Unfortunately, Louis has no success getting the book published, as no one seems to believe the robbery is possible. To prove them wrong, Louis decides to enact the robbery himself, with the help of some professional crooks. As luck would have it, Paul Filippi, the aristocrat of crime, has just been released from prison and is preparing his next criminal exploit. To his mind, Louis has conceived the perfect robbery...

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 July 1965 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy buli See more »

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