La Grande Vadrouille

TitleLa Grande Vadrouille
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1966
AuthorsOury, Gérard
Running Time132 minutes
Date Released12/08/1966
DistributorValoria Films, Rank Film Distributors
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
Publication LanguageFrench, English, German

In this wildly popular French-British comedy, ordinary French citizens become entangled with the Resistance during World War II. In summer 1941, a Royal Air Force B17 Flying Fortress becomes lost after a mission and is shot down over Paris by German flak. The British crew parachutes out over the city, where they run into and are hidden by a house painter, Augustin Bouvet (André Bourvil), and the grumbling conductor of the Opéra National de Paris, Stanislas Lefort (Louis de Funès). Involuntarily, Lefort and Bouvet get themselves tangled up in the manhunt against the aviators led by Wehrmacht Major Achbach as they help the airmen to escape to the free zone with the help of Resistance fighters and sympathisers.

Alternate TitleDon't Look Now... We're Being Shot At!
Translated TitleThe Great Stroll
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