Monsieur Gregoire S'Evade (1945)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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In films from 1937, Bernard Blier at last essays his first starring role in Monsieur Gregoire S'Evade. The title character is a meek insurance clerk who finds himself the unwitting dupe of a gang of jewel thieves. Worried that he'll be blamed for the theft, M. Gregoire takes it on the lam (hence the title). He undergoes numerous amusing misadventures before he is able to clear himself and nab the real crooks. Oddly, Monsieur Gregoire S'Evade is not listed on most of the published "official" resumes of Bernard Blier's film work, even though it was his "breakthrough" picture.

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assumed-identity, insurance-agent, jewel-robbery, name-clearing