Le grand chef (1958)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

French comedian Fernandel stars in this entertaining comedy based on a short story by O. Henry, The Ransom of Red Chief. Antoine (Fernandel) has the brilliant idea of kidnapping the son of a millionaire in order to raise the money he and his partner Paolo (Gino Cervi) need to buy their own auto repair shop. The kidnapping is quite successful but Antoine and Paolo soon discover that little Erick (Papouf) is more than just a handful. Even when Antoine dresses up as a Native American, Erick is not amused for long. The little boy is trouble incarnate, and soon the erstwhile kidnappers are ready to pay for his parents to take him back.



brat, kidnapping, Mafia, millionaire, money, professor, ransom, son, suitcase