The Most Wanted Man (1953)

12/25/1953 (US) AdventureComedy 1h 45m
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Overview

Joe Calvert (Fernadel) is a nearsighted, friendly man who works as a clerk in a large department store, who gets into embarrassing situations when he isn't wearing his glasses. Since Joe works in the department that sells cowboy clothes to kids, his boss is adamant against his wearing glasses as cowboys and glasses don't go together. After a series of near-blind misadventures, Joe is fired. Dejected, he goes to the movies and seats himself next to a dangerous gangster and, when he leaves, takes the man's raincoat. In the subway, on a crowded train, he removes a heavy object from coat pocket. It's a gun and the passengers are in a panic and Joe is arrested, and the police announce they have captured Public Enemy No. 1. The leader's mob, unaware that it isn't their boss the police have, plan an escape, with most of the plans made by gun moll Lola (Zsa Zsa Gabor.) Soon, Joe finds both the police and the gangsters after him.

  1. Henri Verneuil

    Director

  2. Jean Manse

    Screenplay

  3. Michel Audiard

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Fernandel

    Fernandel

    Joe Calvet

  2. Zsa Zsa Gabor

    Zsa Zsa Gabor

    Lola

  3. Nicole Maurey

    Nicole Maurey

    Peggy

  4. Louis Seigner

    Louis Seigner

    Prison Warden

  5. Saturnin Fabre

    Saturnin Fabre

    W.W. Stone

  6. Paolo Stoppa

    Paolo Stoppa

    Tony Fallone

  7. Alfred Adam

    Alfred Adam

    Sheriff

  8. Jean Marchat

    Jean Marchat

    General District Attorney

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The Most Wanted Man
The Most Wanted Man

Original Title L'ennemi public n°1

Status Released

Original Language French

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