- La Grande Vadrouille
La Grande Vadrouille
The US release poster
Directed by Gérard Oury Produced by Robert Dorfmann Written by Marcel Jullian Starring Terry-Thomas
Louis de Funès
Music by Georges Auric
Cinematography André Domage
Editing by Albert Jurgenson Release date(s) 1 December 1966 Running time 132 minutes Country France Language French
La Grande Vadrouille (literally "The Great Stroll"; released in the United States as Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At!) is a 1966 Franco-British comedy film about how the crew of a Royal Air Force B-17 shot down over Paris must then make their way through German-occupied France with the main help of two French citizens with very different mindsets.
For over forty years, until the release of Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis in 2008, La Grande Vadrouille was the most successful French film in France, topping the box office with over 17,200,000 cinema admissions. It remains the third most successful film ever in France, of any nationality, behind the 1997 version of Titanic and Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis, both of which were seen by over 20,000,000 cinemagoers.
Summer 1941. Over German Nazi occupied France, a Royal Air Force Avro Lancaster becomes lost after a mission and is shot down over Paris by German flak. The crew, Sir Reginald, Peter Cunningham and Alan MacIntosh, parachutes out over the city, where they run into and are hidden by a house painter, Augustin Bouvet, and the grumbling conductor of the Opéra National de Paris, Stanislas Lefort. Involuntarily, Lefort and Bouvet get themselves tangled up in the manhunt against the aviators led by Wehrmacht Major Achbach as they help the airmen to go back to England with the help of Resistance fighters and sympathizers.
- André Bourvil as Augustin Bouvet
- Louis de Funès as Stanislas Lefort
- Terry-Thomas as Sir Reginald ("Big Moustache")
- Claudio Brook as Peter Cunningham
- Mike Marshall as Alan MacIntosh
- Marie Dubois as Juliette
- Pierre Bertin as Juliette's grandfather
- Andrea Parisy as Sister Marie-Odile
- Mary Marquet as The Upper Sister
- Benno Sterzenbach as Major Aschbach
- Paul Préboist as The fisherman
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