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The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972)

Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire (original title)
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A hapless orchestra player becomes an unwitting pawn of rival factions within the French secret service after he is chosen as a decoy by being identified as a super secret agent.

Director:

Yves Robert

Writers:

Yves Robert (screenplay), Francis Veber (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Richard ... François Perrin
Bernard Blier ... Colonel Bernard Milan
Jean Rochefort ... Le colonel Louis Marie Alphonse Toulouse
Mireille Darc ... Christine
Colette Castel ... Paulette
Jean Obé Jean Obé ... Botrel
Robert Castel Robert Castel ... Georghiu
Jean Saudray ... Pouchet
Roger Caccia Roger Caccia ... M. Boudart
Maurice Barrier ... Chaperon
Robert Dalban ... Coco, le faux livreur
Arlette Balkis Arlette Balkis ... Madame Boudart
Tania Balachova Tania Balachova ... La mère de Toulouse
Paul Le Person ... Perrache
Jean Carmet ... Maurice
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Storyline

Two factions of the French Secret Service involve a seemingly normal orchestra player, Francois Perrin, into their battle as one side uses him as a decoy. Soon, agents are all over the place, and one of them, Christine, is sent to seduce Francois. Meanwhile, Francois has his own problems, tangled up in an affair with his best friend's wife. Written by Kumar

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Taglines:

goodbye blues, hello laughter See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Hands playing cards in the opening credits are those of Gérard Majax, who also plays a small role in the film. See more »

Goofs

The car park "exit" is actually an entrance. It wouldn't make sense to place a speed-limit-sign next to a no-entry-sign. The false no-entry-sign is suspended by a string and another string pulls the white bar vertical when the crash is heard. See more »

Quotes

Le colonel Louis Marie Alphonse Toulouse: [he's startled Milan by coming up behind him] You're very nervous, Bernard.
Bernard Milan: It's just that I didn't realize you were behind me, sir.
Le colonel Louis Marie Alphonse Toulouse: Oh, but I'm not. As usual, I'm way ahead of you.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are shown on different playing cards. They 'magically' change when a magician's hand flips, turns, and waves his hands over the cards. See more »


Soundtracks

Babouchka
Written by Vladimir Cosma
Panpipe performed by Gheorghe Zamfir
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Magnifique!
12 May 2003 | by AdrayleSee all my reviews

This movie is certainly one of the best I've seen. Just delighting. Like some journalists like to say: Two tumbs up and if your an alien, 3 or 4 tumbs up! Today, movies like this are rare. If you like it you should see the second one: Return of the Tall Blond with One Black Shoe. As good as the first one!


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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

30 August 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$404,540
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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