Le mouton (1960)

  |  Comedy, Crime

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Fernand, a simple employee at the Prefecture of Police, must serve as a "sheep" to extract confessions from a leader of organized crime, who has recently been in prison. But he managed to escape by taking Fernand hostage.


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Pierre Chevalier


Pierre Chevalier, Jean Girault (dialogue), Jean Girault (screenplay), Jean-Jacques Rouff

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30 May 2020 | ulicknormanowen
| Black sheep,we have the wool to pull over your eyes!
Plot : The police need a "sheep" (a fink) ,an honest man to share a dangerous monster 's cell in jail :they fix their choice on a modest prefecture employé they pitchfork into the position of "lieutenant on temporary assignment",an imaginary one ; this naive man (played by stand-up comic Fernand Raynaud) looks the part but is not hurried to meet his cell mate ....who reveals himself much less frightening than his reputation ;besides he escapes and pulls his new mate in his run.

Pierre Chevalier directed a series of movies starring Raynaud :this one is close to the burlesque genre; it contains really funny moments:a young Jean-Pierre Marielle steals the show when he "convinces " the moron to accept this important assignment ; the scenes in the theater where they play "le comte de Monte -Cristo "are successful too because it's hard to tell the real cops/convicts from the actors and the walk-ons .Unfortunately , things become too predictable afterward: the false prisoner , while staying on the straight and narrow, reveals himself smarter than the "professional " gangster who is of course under his moll's thumb.

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Comedy | Crime


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26 October 1960



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