How Not to Rob a Department Store (1965)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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In this French comedy, a desperate gambler has one week to repay a large debt; and therefore, enlists the aide of a bungling thief to help him rob a large Paris department store. They choose to pull the heist on Christmas Eve. With the help of another, the gambler poses as Santa Claus. They fill a sack with stolen money, but unfortunately, the bag is taken by another who plans to abscond to Chile. After a bumbling chase, the gambler reclaims his loot. Unfortunately, it has been accidently covered with glue and must be washed and dried. In the end, the gambler is captured.

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chase, debt, gambling, robbery, thief, Santa-Claus, Christmas