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The Sucker

The Sucker

A Feature film by Gérard Oury

Produced by Les Films Corona

Release in France : 24/03/1965

    Synopsis

    While leaving his flat in Paris for vacation, Antoine Maréchal has a car accident. His 2CV is totally wrecked by Léopold Saroyan's Bentley, the director of an import-export company. As a compensation for the accident, Saroyan offers Maréchal to drive his best friend's 1964 Cadillac Eldorado from Naples to Bordeaux, all expenses paid. Unknown to Maréchal, Saroyan is the leader of a criminal organization and the Cadillac is filled with drugs, stolen gold and diamonds. Maréchal departs for his destination, oblivious of both his cargo and Saroyan who is discreetly following him to watch over the delivery.

    Unfortunately, a gang of Italian criminals has become aware of Saroyan's plan and follows the car closely, stealing it at every opportunity they get. Along the way, most of the illegal goods hidden in the Cadillac are lost or stolen by other parties. When Antoine Marechal pieces together Saroyan's plan while crossing the border, he turns the tables on both Saroyan and the Italian gangsters. This all comes to fruition in the French town of Carcassonne.

    Source : Wikipedia

    Actors (29)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Corona

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

    Foreign production company :

    Explorer Films 58

    French distribution :

    Valoria Films

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (13)

    Assistant directors :

    Serge Vallin, Gérard Guerin

    Producer :

    Robert Dorfmann

    Foreign Producer :

    Bruno Turchetto

    Assistant Operator :

    Vladimir Ivanov

    Editor :

    Albert Jurgenson

    Music Composer :

    Georges Delerue

    Still Photographer :

    Victor Rodrigue

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Gérard Oury, Marcel Jullian, André Tabet, Georges Tabet

    Screenwriter :

    Gérard Oury

    Director of Photography :

    Henri Decaë

    Production managers :

    Yves Laplanche, Jacques Juranville

    Production Designer :

    Robert Giordani

    Stunt performer :

    Yvan Chiffre

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Themes :

    Fraud

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Italy, France)

    Production year :

    1964

    French release :

    24/03/1965

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    29466

    Visa issue date :

    12/03/1965

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Mono