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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Italy, France

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Majority French (Italy, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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