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The Mad Adventures of "Rabbi" Jacob Details

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This comedy concentrates on the mishaps befalling bigoted Frenchman Louis DeFunes. While en route to his daughter's wedding, the outspoken DeFunes accidentally gets mixed up in an Arab nationalist uprising. Through a bizarre and nearly indescribable combination of events, the fiercely anti-Semitic DeFunes is forced to disguise himself as a Rabbi. The sociological statements in Mad Adventures of "Rabbi" Jacob, coscripted by director Gerard Oury, are pepped up with heavy slapstick. Initially titled The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob for its American release, this French film had the "Mad" tag attached when audiences evinced a lack of interest in what was perceived to be a religious picture. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Louis de Funès
as Victor
Marcel Dalio
as Rabbi Jacob
Claude Giraud
as Mohamed Larbi Slimane
Henri Guybet
as Salomon
André Falcon
Jacques Francois
as The general
Jean Herbert
as Moishe
Miou-Miou
as Antoinette Pivert
Dominique Zardi
Suzy Delair
as Germaine
Claude Piéplu
as Andreani
Janet Brandt
as Tzipe
Denise Provence
as Esther
Renzo Montagnani
as Fares
Denise Provence
as Esther
Claude Piéplu
as Andreani
Janet Brandt
as Tzipe
Miou-Miou
as Antoinette Pivert
Jacques Francois
as The general
Jean Herbert
as Moishe
Suzy Delair
as Germaine

Crew

Gérard Oury
Director
Gérard Oury
Screenwriter
Danièle Thompson
Screenwriter
Henri Decaë
Cinematographer
Vladimir Cosma
Composer (Music Score)
Albert Jurgenson
Editor
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