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In this comedy, a run-down hotel drums up customers by sabotaging passing cars. The stuck motorists are then obliged to stay. Unfortunately, one of the sabotaged cars belongs to a bank robber. The hotel staff wants the robber out, but they also want to keep his ill-gotten money.

  1. Philippe de Broca


  2. Claude Sautet


  3. Daniel Boulanger


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  1. Yves Montand

    Yves Montand

    Le baron C├ęsar Maricorne

  2. Madeleine Renaud

    Madeleine Renaud

    La marquise

  3. Maria Schell

    Maria Schell

    La comtesse Diane

  4. Jean Rochefort

    Jean Rochefort

    Le comte Georges

  5. Jean-Pierre Marielle

    Jean-Pierre Marielle

    Jean-Jacques Leroy-Martin, le "play-boy"

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The Devil by the Tail
The Devil by the Tail



Original Title Le diable par la queue

Status Released

Release Information

  • February 7, 1969


    (Tous publics) valid for all audiences.

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 30m

Budget -

Revenue -



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