In this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try to elude not only assasins from Slimane’s country, but also the police, who think Pivert is a murderer. Pivert ends up posing as Rabbi Jacob, a beloved figure who’s returned to France for his first visit after 30 years in the United States.
Director: Gérard Oury.
Stars: Louis de Funès, Suzy Delair, Claude Giraudmane, Henri Guybet, Marcel Dalio, Renzo Montagnani, Janet Brandt, André Falcon, Xavier Gélin, Miou-Miou, Michel Robin, Denise Provence, Jacques François, Claude Piéplu.
1975 Golden Globes – Nominated for Best Foreign Film.
AKA The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob
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