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The Most Wanted Man

The Most Wanted Man

A Feature film by Henri Verneuil

Produced by Cité Films, Cocinor

Release in France : 06/01/1954


    Joe Calvert (Fernandel) is a nearsighted, friendly man who works as a clerk in a large department store, who gets into embarrassing situations when he isn't wearing his glasses. Since Joe works in the department that sells cowboy clothes to kids, his boss is adamant against his wearing glasses as cowboys and glasses don't go together. After a series of near-blind misadventures, Joe is fired. Dejected, he goes to the movies and seats himself next to a dangerous gangster and, when he leaves, takes the man's raincoat. In the subway, on a crowded train, he removes a heavy object from coat pocket. It's a gun and the passengers are in a panic and Joe is arrested, and the police announce they have captured Public Enemy No. 1. The leader's mob, unaware that it isn't their boss the police have, plan an escape, with most of the plans made by gun moll Lola (Zsa Zsa Gabor.) Soon, Joe finds both the police and the gangsters after him.

    Actors (30)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    Cité Films, Cocinor

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    PEG Produzione

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (20)

    Executive Producer :

    Jacques Bar

    Dialogue Writer :

    Michel Audiard

    Sound Recordist :

    William-Robert Sivel

    Voice :

    Jacqueline Porel, Raymond Destac, Georges Chamarat, Pierre Dux, Jacques Dynam, Jean Clarieux

    Sound Assistant :

    Arthur Van Der Meeren

    Camera Operator :

    Louis Née

    Editor :

    Christian Gaudin

    Continuity supervisor :

    Ginette Diamant-Berger

    Music Composers :

    Raymond Legrand, Nino Rota

    Still Photographer :

    Gaston Thonnart

    Assistant Director :

    Marcel Camus

    Author of original work :

    Max Favalelli

    Screenwriters :

    Michel Audiard, Jean Manse

    Director of Photography :

    Armand Thirard

    Assistant Operators :

    Jean Dicop, Robert Florent

    Production Manager :

    Walter Rupp

    Assistant editor :

    Jacqueline Brachet

    Production Designer :

    Robert Giordani

    Costume designer :

    Rosine Delamare

    Location Manager :

    Louis Manella

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

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    Black & White

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