from being the most memorable of French comedies but it does have one
claim fame - a hilarious scene in which two of France's legendary comic
actors - Louis de Funès and Fernandel
- appear in bed together. Alas, this unforgettable (and highly
up less than five minutes of screen time and the rest of the film is
the usual poldding Fernandel fare, with the horse-faced comedian
reprising the role he had played in L'Héroïque
(1949). Director Maurice Labro makes the
most of the lacklustre scenario but the distinct dearth of gags and a
mostly recycled storyline offer limited scope for creativity. A
few limp musical numbers provide a little relief from the heavy pall of
ennui that hangs over the film, but apart from the aforementioned clash
of comedy titans there's not a great deal to write home about.
It's an amiable little time waster if you're a Fernandel fan,
otherwise don't bother.
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