The Magnificent One

  • 1973
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Philippe de Broca teams again with his THAT MAN FROM RIO star, Jean-Paul Belmondo, for this spoof of James Bond flicks. Belmondo is a dim-witted spy novelist who lives in a Paris apartment and is the subject of a paper being written by Bissett, an English sociology student. Intercut with their relationship is the fantasy world of Bob St. Clair (Belmondo...read more

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Philippe de Broca teams again with his THAT MAN FROM RIO star, Jean-Paul Belmondo, for this spoof of James Bond flicks. Belmondo is a dim-witted spy novelist who lives in a Paris apartment and is the subject of a paper being written by Bissett, an English sociology student. Intercut with

their relationship is the fantasy world of Bob St. Clair (Belmondo again), a master spy who is everything that the novelist is not, and his pretty assistant, Tatiana (Bisset again). Of course, the spy's archenemy is, in real life, the novelist's demanding publisher. Belmondo's performance and

Bisset's charming presence make this a fairly likable comedy, though ultimately a pointless exercise. Francis Veber, who wrote the script (and whose screenplays have been better served by director Yves Robert in the similar TALL BLONDE MAN WITH ONE BLACK SHOE and its sequel) was so displeased with

the film that he had his name removed from the credits. The videocassette has been dubbed into English.

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  • Released: 1973
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Philippe de Broca teams again with his THAT MAN FROM RIO star, Jean-Paul Belmondo, for this spoof of James Bond flicks. Belmondo is a dim-witted spy novelist who lives in a Paris apartment and is the subject of a paper being written by Bissett, an English… (more)

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