The American Beauty (1961)

U 1961-12-17 (US) Comedy 1h 44m
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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.

  1. Pierre Tchernia

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Robert Dhéry

    Director, Screenplay

  3. Alfred Adam


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  1. Robert Dhéry

    Robert Dhéry

    Marcel Perrignon

  2. Colette Brosset

    Colette Brosset

    Paulette Perrignon

  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


  6. Alfred Adam

    Alfred Adam


  7. Robert Burnier

    Robert Burnier


  8. Pierre Dac

    Pierre Dac

    Le colonel

  9. Eliane D'Almeida


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The American Beauty
The American Beauty

Original Title La Belle Américaine

Status Released

Original Language French

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