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      The Troops of St. Tropez

      1964 1h 35m Comedy List
      Reviews 78% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A French police officer's daughter tries to pass herself off as a wealthy heiress. Read More Read Less

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      Waste The Light Another film, time was unkind to… But the self-indulgent way of the script leaves the comedic timing all over the place. The rhythm of the scenes ist mostly off, except when the music kicks in. I saw it on a screen with cackling old people, complaining „that they don't do movies like these anymore…" Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Ca a quand même pas mal vieilli... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member "FRENCH COPS AND NUDISTS" -'Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez' is a 1964 French comedy and the first part of the popular 'Gendarme' film series starring the most known comedian that France ever had, Louis de Funès (La Grande Vadrouille). These movies remind me of my childhood, when I was forced to watch them with my dad on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I could only remember the part where the cops tried to catch the nudists on the beach and the speeding nun. The humor and facial expressions of the main protagonist are priceless, but I must confess that the film is dated and I did struggle a bit to keep focused. But that's just me. Five more sequels followed, with the same cast. 'Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez' is a definite must-see classic in French Cinema. Hardworking policemen Ludovic Cruchot (de Funès) has been reassigned from his small town village to the busy seaside of Saint-Tropez. Together with his daughter Nicole he goes there and meets the other cops, who lack discipline, and his chief sergeant major Gerber. While Nicole works herself into trouble to impress the local youngsters in order to make friends, Cruchot and the other policemen have to think of a plan to catch a group of persistent nudists. Will they succeed? Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member A wonderful, wonderful, wonderful comedy. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member The first part of the movie plays out almost like a collection of loosely connected, mildly amusing bits. Thankfully, the subplot about the car and the painting instils some life back into the film, even though Girault's chops in directing action appear rather restricted and opportunities are missed. De Funès, despite seemingly holding back a bit, is an agreeable presence, and "Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez", although dated, definitely has its moments. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Rewatching the series for the ... 1000th or more time! De Funes was a genius comedian! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A French police officer's daughter tries to pass herself off as a wealthy heiress.
      Director
      Jean Girault
      Producer
      Gerard Beytout, René Pignières
      Screenwriter
      Jacques Vilfrid, Richard Balducci
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Runtime
      1h 35m