The American Beauty


Marcel, a simple-minded factory worker, is tricked into buying a high-priced American convertable car by a widow determined not to let it fall into the hands of her late husband's secretary/secret lover. Once in pocession of the car, Marcel only encounters one bad luck episode after another with the excessive gasoline consumtion, his wife trying to sell it to make ammends meet, getting into traffic jams, accidently riding into a car wash with the top down, and more

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  1. Robert Dhéry


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  1. Robert Dhéry

    Robert Dhéry


  2. Colette Brosset

    Colette Brosset


  3. Louis de Funès

    Louis de Funès

    Le secretaire du commissariat / le chef du personnel

  4. Michel Serrault

    Michel Serrault

    le clochard

  5. Jean Lefebvre

    Jean Lefebvre


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Original Title La belle américaine

Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • December 17, 1961



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