Monsieur Taxi (1952)
A film directed by André Hunebelle

Genre: Comedy / Drama

Film Review

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Michel Simon is perfectly cast as a self-effacing taxi driver in this engaging little comedy-drama, which provides a convincing portrait of working class family life in France a few years after WWII. Although a little dated, the films offers a few memorable sequences, such as the one where Michel Simon is debating with his (remarkably well-trained) dog what to do with the money he has found in his taxi - Simon and dog make a terrific double act, making most of the rest of the cast superfluous. The film was directed by André Hunebelle, one of the most successful mainstream French filmmakers of the 1950s and '60s, best remembered for his Fantômas trilogy of films, which starred Louis de Funès and Jean Marais. Louis de Funès makes a very small appearance in Monsieur Taxi, as an irascible street artist, one of his many, many small roles before he became a major star in the mid-1960s.
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Film Credits

Directed by André Hunebelle
Starring: Michel Simon ), Jane Marken, Jean Brochard, Pauline Carton, Espanita Cortez, Jeanne Fusier-Gir, Claire Olivier, Nathalie Nattier, Paul Azaïs
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