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Order of the Daisy (1967)

Les compagnons de la marguerite (original title)
Jean-Louis Matouzec works for French National Library as an expert looking after the restoration of old manuscripts.He falsifies marriage certificates as his wife refuses divorce.

Director:

Jean-Pierre Mocky

Writers:

Jean-Pierre Mocky, Alain Moury (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Rich ... Jean-Louis Matouzec, dit 'Matou'
Michel Serrault ... L'inspecteur Papin / Inspector Papin
Francis Blanche ... L'inspecteur Maurice Leloup
Paola Pitagora ... Martine Leloup
Catherine Rich Catherine Rich ... Françoise Matouzec (as Catherine Darcy)
Roland Dubillard ... Flamand
René-Jean Chauffard René-Jean Chauffard ... Le commissaire Rudel / Commissioner Rudel (as R.J. Chauffard)
Micha Bayard Micha Bayard ... Paulette Papin
Philippe Brizard Philippe Brizard ... Me Castard / Me Questard (as Philippe Brizzard)
Roger Legris ... Le président du tribunal
Rudy Lenoir Rudy Lenoir ... L'employé de mairie efféminé
Michael Lonsdale ... Lastac / Lataque, expert en écritures / La voix du juge d'instruction (as Michel Lonsdale)
Claude Mansard Claude Mansard ... Le directeur du journal
Marcel Pérès Marcel Pérès ... Job (as Marcel Peres)
Henri Poirier Henri Poirier ... Le potier polygame
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Jean-Louis Matouzec works for French National Library as an expert looking after the restoration of old manuscripts.He falsifies marriage certificates as his wife refuses divorce.

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Language:

French

Release Date:

20 January 1967 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Come cambiar moglie See more »

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Mono
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Clever and very well-written comedy

I watched "Les Compagnons de la marguerite" this evening and I was shocked by it's quality. It has been placed in a block of old and already forgotten comedies - so I did not suspect so great movie. I laughed all the time - because of perfectly written dialogues, witty gags and a superb plot (the movie is about a clerk, who can perfectly change dates in the official registers and helps people to divorce them without any long lawsuits). My rating is 9/10.


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