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Taxi, roulotte et corrida

Taxi, roulotte et corrida

A Feature film by André Hunebelle

Produced by Production Artistique et Cinématographique (PAC), Champs-Élysées Production, Lambor Films

Release in France : 22/11/1958

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Actors (20)

Production and distribution (3)

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Maurice Berger is a hard working but crazy Parisian taxi driver. Today, he’s finishing work for the summer holiday.  His family is going to Spain with his sister-in-law and her family; they’re going in the taxi and towing a caravan.  The customs check at the border is pretty thorough, and the two men have some trouble smuggling in the tobacco they need while on holiday.  Next to them in the customs hall is a beautiful blonde, who is smuggling a priceless stolen diamond into Spain. Realising that the customs people are suspicious of her, she slips the diamond into Maurice’s jacket pocket.  She has found out where the families are going, so she will find a way to get it back later.  Having overtaken them on the road, she pretends to have broken down and asks Maurice for his help, as a ruse to go through his pockets and recover the diamond – but it’s not there!  In fact, he was smuggling the tobacco in his jacket pockets, and has since emptied it all out into a large jar. The diamond is mixed in with it, unbeknown to everyone. The blonde is in league with some gangsters, so they find ways to lure Maurice into a club they run, and it seems everyone wants to dance near him and feel his pockets.  Still failing to get their booty, it’s obvious that they will stop at nothing to get what they want from the innocent Maurice...

Full credits (17)

Assistant directors :

Yves Prigent, Michel Rossi, Serge Witta

Dialogue Writer :

Jean Halain

Screenwriter :

Jean Halain

Sound recordists :

Jean-Désiré Bertrand, Jean Bertrand

Camera Operator :

Charles-Henri Montel

Press Attaché (film) :

Richard Balducci

Continuity supervisor :

Marie-Thérèse Cabon

Music Composer :

Jean Marion

Still Photographer :

Jean-Louis Castelli

Adapters/dialogue writers :

André Hunebelle, Jean Halain, Jean Aurel

Producers :

André Hunebelle, Jules Borkon

Director of Photography :

Paul Cotteret

Assistant Operator :

Roger Gleize

Production managers :

Tonio Suné, Paul Cadéac

Editor :

Françoise Javet

Production Designer :

Sydney Bettex

Costume designer :

Mireille Leydet

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Feature film

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Transport, Holiday

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100% French

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1 h 26 min

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