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The Black Monocle

The Black Monocle

A Feature film by Georges Lautner

Produced by Orex Films

Release in France : 30/08/1961

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Actors (16)

Production and distribution (3)

Associate production company :

Orex Films

French distribution :

Pathé Consortium Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pathé Distribution

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Director Georges Lautner and screenwriter Jacques Robert worked on a series of "Monocle" films together, starting with this tongue-in-cheek espionage thriller. Paul Meurisse launched his career with this film, as Dromard, the French secret agent with the black monocle. In this story, a somewhat wacko nobleman is anxiously sitting out the expected arrival of the former leader of the Nazi youth corps. The word gets out to the international spy ring, and soon German and Russian agents are snooping around, hoping to be there when the man arrives. But in the end, they might as well be waiting for Godot.

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Full credits (15)

Assistant directors :

Bertrand Blier, Claude Vital

Author of original work :

Colonel Rémy

Screenwriter :

Pierre Laroche

Sound Recordist :

Antoine Archimbaud

Assistant Operators :

Pierre Willemin, Antoine Georgakis, Georges Pastier

Editor :

Michelle David

Continuity supervisor :

Annie Rozier

Music Composer :

Jean Yatove

Dialogue Writer :

Jacques Robert

Producer :

Lucien Viard

Director of Photography :

Maurice Fellous

Sound Assistant :

Henri Richard

Production Manager :

Paul Joly

Assistant editor :

Gina Pignier

Production Designer :

Robert Bouladoux

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Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 28 min

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Black & White

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