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FULL SYNOPSIS

(Le Cerveau) is a tongue-in-cheek caper film with more twists and turns than a rural Oregon highway. David Niven 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 (Jean-Paul Belmondo and Bourvil), who hope to steal The Brain's plans and claim the money for themselves. A plot device derived from Bourvil 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
Silvia Monti
as Sofia
Raymond Gerome
as Le Commanissaire
Jacques Balutin
as L'inspecteur Pochet
Henri Attal
Yves Barsacq
as Le gerant
Jacques Ciron
as L'inspecteur Duboeuf
Mario David
Raoul Delfosse
Henri Genes
as Le gardien-chef
Fernand Guiot
as L'inspecteur Mazurel
Roger Lumont
Paul Mercey
Max Montavon
Patrick Prejean
John Rico
Arch Taylor
Fernand Valois
as Bruno
Dominique Zardi
Tom Duggan
as Le superintendant Cummings
Sophie Grimaldi
Tom Duggan
as Le superintendant Cummings
Robert Dalban
as Belgian with a Cold
Jacques Ciron
as L'inspecteur Duboeuf
Fernand Valois
as Bruno
Yves Barsacq
as Le gerant
Henri Genes
as Le gardien-chef
Fernand Guiot
as L'inspecteur Mazurel
Raymond Gerome
as Le Commanissaire
Silvia Monti
as Sofia
Jacques Balutin
as L'inspecteur Pochet

Crew

Gérard Oury
Director
Alain Poiré
Producer
Gérard Oury
Adaptation by
Gérard Oury
Dialogue Writer
Gérard Oury
Screenwriter
Marcel Jullian
Screenwriter
Marcel Jullian
Adaptation by
Marcel Jullian
Dialogue Writer
Danièle Thompson
Dialogue Writer
Danièle Thompson
Adaptation by
Danièle Thompson
Screenwriter
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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