The Sucker (1965)

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Criminals have chosen an ordinary man to carry drugs and jewels in his car across the border. The problem is that this man turned out too much ordinary.




  • Bourvil in The Sucker (1965)
  • Louis de Funès in The Sucker (1965)
  • Louis de Funès in The Sucker (1965)
  • Bourvil in The Sucker (1965)
  • Louis de Funès and Bourvil in The Sucker (1965)
  • Louis de Funès and Bourvil in The Sucker (1965)

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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast


Gérard Oury


Gérard Oury (scenario and adaptation), Marcel Jullian (adaptation), Georges Tabet (dialogue), André Tabet (dialogue)

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30 January 2009 | suchenwi
| Good old fun, with much eye-candy for car fans
Of course this movie is dated (43 years by now), but in my opinion that rather adds to the fun. We get to see quite many street scenes of the time, in France and Italy, and of course lots of cars from that period (including two Rolls-Royces). For railfans, even a "Picasso" railcar is thrown in...

I'm normally not a fan of Louis de Funès' frantic humour, which is also evidenced here, but he also has very admirable (non-talking) moments, like the Cadillac repair to a classical music score, or the muscle comparison in the camping shower.

In all, a turbulent comedy plus Italian road movie. Very lovely. The German DVD I bought (Universal 2008, titled "Louis, das Schlitzohr") also has English, Spanish and Dutch dubs, but not the original French soundtrack. Still, jolly good fun which made my Friday night perfect :^)

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Release Date:

24 March 1965


French, Italian, German

Country of Origin

France, Italy, Spain

Filming Locations

Place Sainte-Geneviève, Paris 5e, France

Box Office


FRF5,300,000 (estimated)

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