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The Lucky

The Lucky

A Feature film by Philippe de Broca, Jean Girault, Claude Pinoteau

Produced by Sirius Films

Release in France : 26/04/1963

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Actors (41)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Sirius Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country


Every day, the newspapers we buy tell us about a fortunate man or woman who has won some spectacular prize.  Do these people really exist?  Here are the stories of five such lucky individuals...

Le Gros lot (Jean Girault)
Antoine Beaurepaire arrives in Paris with his wife and daughter to collect the 100 million francs he has won in the national lottery.  Fearful of having his money stolen, Beaurepaire is determined to get to the bank as quickly as he can.  Unfortunately, his wife’s insistence on buying some jewellery soon upsets his plans...

Le Vison (Jean Girault)
Jacqueline, housemaid to an aspiring architect Jérôme and his aloof wife Laura, wins a mink coat in a competition, which she takes great pleasure in flaunting in front of her employers.  Jérôme tells his wife that she must wear Laura’s mink coat at a dinner with an important business contact, Flavigny.  Having managed to get the two women to agree to the arrangement, Jérôme then falls out with his wife and ends up having to take Jacqueline to the dinner – with disastrous consequences.

Le Repas gastronomique (Jean Girault)
Bon vivant Francis Bricheton has won a meal in an exclusive restaurant.  But before he can eat, he must pose for the photographers.  Will he ever get his meal?

La Vedette (Philippe de Broca)
Simon Taquet, a billposter, wins a night with film star Patricia.  He gets far more than he anticipated...

Le Yatch (Jean Girault)
Monsieur Duchemin has won a yacht and, without telling his wife, sets out to collect it, hoping for a mischievous cruise with his young secretary, Corine.  When she realises her husband’s good fortune, Madame Duchemin decides to collect the yacht herself, accompanied by her handsome young valet Philippe...


Full credits (16)

Assistant Director :

Alain Gouze

Producer :

Roger Debelmas

Screenwriters :

Jean Girault, Jack Pinoteau, Daniel Boulanger, Philippe de Broca, Jacques Emmanuel

Sound Recordist :

René Sarazin

Camera operators :

Jean Charvein, Philippe Brun

Editor :

Armand Psenny

Music Composers :

Darry Cowl, Jean-Michel Defaye

Still Photographer :

Helga Romanoff

Dialogue Writer :

Jacques Vilfrid

Original idea :

Jacques Rémy

Directors of Photography :

Jean Penzer, André Dumaitre, Guy Suzuki, Raymond Letouzey

Assistant Operator :

Guy Suzuki

Production Manager :

Michel Romanoff

Continuity supervisor :

Andrée François

Production Designer :

Sydney Bettex

Location Manager :

Marc Goldstaub

Technical details

Feature film

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Comedy, Anthology film

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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