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The Ravishing Idiot (Agent 38-24-36)

The Ravishing Idiot (Agent 38-24-36)

A Feature film by Édouard Molinaro

Produced by Productions Belles Rives

Release in France : 13/03/1964

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Actors (37)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Productions Belles Rives

Film exports/foreign sales :

The Bureau Sales

Foreign production company :

Flora Film

French distribution :

Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie (SNC)

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Harry Compton, a naive young man, is dismissed by the bank in which he worked. Desperately in need of a job, he agrees to become a Soviet spy. Assigned with the mission to steal the "Avalanche" secret file from Sir Dumfrey, he gets to know Penny, a ravishing but somewhat dumb dressmaker. The young woman spontaneously offers to help Harry in his actions. But they are pursued by bad luck. What's more, they keep accumulating blunders. To make matters worse, the MI6 has learned of the operation...

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Full credits (18)

Assistant directors :

Pierre Cosson, Antoine Jacquet

Author of original work :

Charles Exbrayat

Screenwriters :

Georges Tabet, André Tabet, Édouard Molinaro, François Billetdoux

Sound Recordist :

Robert Biard

Camera Operator :

Daniel Diot

Editors :

Monique Isnardon, Robert Isnardon

Music Composer :

Michel Legrand

Costume designer :

Tanine Autré

Still Photographer :

Paul Apoteker

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Édouard Molinaro

Producer :

Michel Ardan

Director of Photography :

Andréas Winding

Assistant Operator :

André Dubreuil

Production Manager :

Robert Florat

Continuity supervisor :

Hélène Sebillotte

Production Designer :

Robert Clavel

Artistic Director :

Jean André

Location managers :

Jacques Pignier, Jean-Philippe Mérand

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Feature film

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Romantic comedy

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Coproducer countries :

France, Italy

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Majority French (France, Italy)

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Runtime :

1 h 20 min

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Black & White

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Posters (4)