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Le Cerveau Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

[[Feature~V6911~The Brain~thebrain]] (Le Cerveau) is a tongue-in-cheek caper film with more twists and turns than a rural Oregon highway. [[Performer~P52791~David Niven~davidniven]] plays The Brain, so named because it was he who mapped out the British Great Train Robbery (it says here). Now The Brain plans to lift a fortune in NATO money, which is being shipped by train from France to Belgium. Complicating matters are a pair of free-lance thugs ([[Performer~P81306~Jean-Paul Belmondo~jeanpaulbelmondo]] and [[Performer~P7666~Bourvil~bourvil]]), who hope to steal The Brain's plans and claim the money for themselves. A plot device derived from [[Feature~V28561~The Lavender Hill Mob~thelavenderhillmob]] involves a 50-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty. An amusing closing-credits bit caps this exhilarating exercise. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Bourvil
as Anatole
Jean-Paul Belmondo
as Arthur
David Niven
as Col. Carol Matthews
Eli Wallach
as Scannapieco
Robert Dalban
as Belgian with a Cold
Henri Attal
Sophie Grimaldi
Tom Duggan
as Le superintendant Cummings
Patrick Prejean
Mario David
Dominique Zardi
John Rico
Max Montavon
Jacques Ciron
as L'inspecteur Duboeuf
Jacques Balutin
as L'inspecteur Pochet
Silvia Monti
as Sofia
Fernand Guiot
as L'inspecteur Mazurel
Raymond Gerome
as Le Commanissaire
Roger Lumont
Arch Taylor
Henri Genes
as Le gardien-chef
Raoul Delfosse
Yves Barsacq
as Le gerant
Paul Mercey
Fernand Valois
as Bruno

Crew

Gérard Oury
Director
Alain Poiré
Producer
Gérard Oury
Screenwriter
Gérard Oury
Adaptation by
Gérard Oury
Dialogue Writer
Marcel Jullian
Screenwriter
Marcel Jullian
Adaptation by
Marcel Jullian
Dialogue Writer
Danièle Thompson
Screenwriter
Danièle Thompson
Adaptation by
Danièle Thompson
Dialogue Writer
Armand Thirard
Cinematographer
Georges Delerue
Composer (Music Score)
Albert Jurgenson
Editor
Jean André
Art Director
Tanine Autre
Costume Designer
Alain Poiré
Line Producer
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