The American Beauty

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The American Beauty

france factory worker jealousy widow road accident secretary american cars

The American Beauty

Release Date: September 29, 1961

Year    :   1961
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Genres    :   Comedy
Production Companies    :   Compagnie Commerciale Française Cinématographique (CCFC), Le Film d'Art, Corflor, Panoramas-Films
Director    :   Robert Dhéry
Producers    :   Édouard Harispuru, Henri Diamant-Berger, Florence Lesser, Marcel Maurey
Writers    :   Alfred Adam, Pierre Tchernia, Robert Dhéry
RunTime    :   104 mins.

Marcel, a simple-minded factory worker, is tricked into buying a high-priced American convertable car by a widow determined not to let it fall into the hands of her late husband's secretary/secret lover. Once in pocession of the car, Marcel only encounters one bad luck episode after another with the excessive gasoline consumtion, his wife trying to sell it to make ammends meet, getting into traffic jams, accidently riding into a car wash with the top down, and more

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