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If All the Guys in the World... (1956)

Si tous les gars du monde... (original title)
While fishing in the North Sea, eleven out of the twelve men of the Lutèce, a fishing-boat from Concarneau, get intoxicated after having eaten rotten ham. The only one unscathed is Mohammed... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Valmy André Valmy ... Le capitaine Pierre Le Guellec
Jean Gaven ... Jos - le second
Marc Cassot ... Marcel
Georges Poujouly ... Benj - le mousse
Doudou Babet Doudou Babet ... Mohammed (as Doudou-Babet)
Hélène Perdrière Hélène Perdrière ... Christine Largeau (as Hélène Perdrière Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Claude Sylvain ... Totoche
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Jean-Louis (as J.L. Trintignant)
Andrex ... Le docteur Lagarrigue
Yves Brainville Yves Brainville ... Le docteur Jégou
Jean Clarieux Jean Clarieux ... Riri
Mimo Billi Mimo Billi ... Alberto
Bernard Dhéran Bernard Dhéran ... Saint-Savin (as Bernard Dhéran de la Comédie Française)
Pierre Goutas Pierre Goutas ... Yann
Jean Daurand Jean Daurand ... Yves
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Storyline

While fishing in the North Sea, eleven out of the twelve men of the Lutèce, a fishing-boat from Concarneau, get intoxicated after having eaten rotten ham. The only one unscathed is Mohammed, a Muslim who does not eat pork meat. The situation is serious for the eleven victims : if they do not get a serum quickly they will die. Luckily Captain Le Guellec has had time to send an S.O.S. which is picked up by Jean-Louisa young radio ham. A chain of solidarity is created in the hours that follow... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Adventure | Drama

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Country:

France

Release Date:

24 February 1956 (France) See more »

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If All the Guys in the World... See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Finnish censorship visa # 045809. See more »

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Si tous les gars du monde
Music by Georges Van Parys
Lyrics by Marcel Achard
Sung by Les Compagnons de la Chanson
Publishd by 'Nouvelles Editions Méridien'
(1956)
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If all the men in the world, if all the women in the world....
18 April 2005 | by mikefiveSee all my reviews

This moving film is about people helping people, in this case using the radio. The story starts when a fishing boat on the North Sea has all its crew getting ill with an unknown disease. Through a radio amateur a message is sent and received by someone in Togo who gets in contact with the local doctor who gets to the conclusion that they had food poisoning caused by ham. The only person on the boat who is well is Mohamed who did not eat the spoiled ham because of his religion. A message is sent to Paris where they find the antidote, but the problem now is sending it to the boat. The only way is to parachute it. There is a cooperation between a German, an American, a Polish air hostess, the Russian Air Force, and a Danish plane to get the medicine to the boat. A film not to be missed, it takes its title from a poem (song?) by Paul Fort that says that if all the men and women in the world would hold hands, happiness would be for tomorrow. John Lennon had the same idea in his song Imagine.


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