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The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob

The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob

A Feature film by Gérard Oury

Produced by Les Films Pomereu

Release in France : 18/10/1973

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Actors (57)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Les Films Pomereu

Film exports/foreign sales :

G. Films

Foreign production company :

Horse Film

French distribution :

Impérial Film

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In this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try to elude not only assasins from Slimane's country, but also the police, who think Pivert is a murderer. Pivert ends up posing as Rabbi Jacob, a beloved figure who's returned to France for his first visit after 30 years in the United States. Adding to the confusion are Pivert's dentist-wife, who thinks her husband is leaving her for another woman, their daughter, who's about to get married, and a Parisian neighborhood filled with people eager to celebrate the return of Rabbi Jacob.

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Full credits (17)

Assistant directors :

Jacques Besnard, Bernard Stora

Producers :

Bertrand Javal, Gérard Beytout

Line Producer :

Michel Zemer

Foreign Producer :

Julio Parra

Directors of Photography :

Henri Decaë, Vladimir Ivanov

Camera Operator :

Charles-Henri Montel

Editor :

Albert Jurgenson

Production Designer :

Théobald Meurisse

Stunt performer :

Rémy Julienne

Dialogue Writers :

Gérard Oury, Danièle Thompson

Associate Producer :

Jacques Planté

Screenwriters :

Danièle Thompson, Gérard Oury

Voice :

Gérard Hernandez

Sound Recordist :

William-Robert Sivel

Production Manager :

Georges Valon

Continuity supervisor :

Colette Crochot

Music Composer :

Vladimir Cosma

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Feature film

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Comedy, Crime/thriller

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Italy, France

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Majority French (Italy, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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