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Les Affreux

Les Affreux

A Feature film by Marc Allégret

Produced by Maine Films

Release in France : 11/09/1959


    In an Oil Company, due to a confusion, César Dandieu, honest cash clerk and Fernand Mouchette, freakish inventor, change their suitcases, same models. So that, at the end of the day-work César gives to his Manager the case pertaining to Fernand. This suit-case contains a prototype of a new carburettor which was to be proposed to the Oil-Company, instead of the cash money that César was supposed to bring. He is sent to jail, although not guilty. In the meantime, Fernand has brought César's case at home, where he has not even time to open it, being caught by gendarmes (constables) for late military service. In his flat, his charming fiancée, Adèle, leads, as well as him, a Bohemian life : she doesn't care neither for the suit-case, nor open it. Back from jail for César and from military service for Fernand, they meet by accident, become friends, and decide a revenge upon Human Society. Being dishonest, they become very rich.

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    Actors (37)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Maine Films

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    Full credits (14)

    Assistant Director :

    François Leterrier

    Producer :

    André Castaingts

    Voice :

    François Périer

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre-André Bertrand

    Editor :

    Suzanne De Troeye

    Production Designer :

    Rino Mondellini

    Still Photographer :

    Jean Magis

    Dialogue Writers :

    Jean Marsan, Pascal Jardin

    Screenwriters :

    Marc Allégret, Pascal Jardin, Jean Marsan

    Director of Photography :

    Roger Fellous

    Production Manager :

    Irénée Leriche

    Continuity supervisor :

    Francine Corteggiani

    Music Composer :

    Georges Van Parys

    Location Manager :

    Michel Mombailly

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    Feature film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 24 min

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