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The Most Wanted Man (1953)

Unrated
105 min | Comedy

Joe Calvert (Fernandel) is a nearsighted, friendly man who works as a clerk in a large department store, who gets into embarrassing situations when he isn't wearing his glasses. Since Joe works in the department that sells cowboy clothes ...See moreJoe Calvert (Fernandel) is a nearsighted, friendly man who works as a clerk in a large department store, who gets into embarrassing situations when he isn't wearing his glasses. Since Joe works in the department that sells cowboy clothes to kids, his boss is adamant against his wearing glasses as cowboys and glasses don't go together. After a series of near-blind misadventures, Joe is fired. Dejected, he goes to the movies and seats himself next to a dangerous gangster and, when he leaves, takes the man's raincoat. In the subway, on a crowded train, he removes a heavy object from coat pocket. It's a gun and the passengers are in a panic and Joe is arrested, and the police announce they have captured Public Enemy No. 1. The leader's mob, unaware that it isn't their boss the police have, plan an escape, with most of the plans made by gun moll Lola (Zsa Zsa Gabor.) Soon, Joe finds both the police and the gangsters after him. Written by Les Adams See less
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Michel Audiard (screenplay) (dialogue) | Jean Manse (screenplay) | Max Favalelli (story)
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Updated Dec 2, 1953

Release date
1962 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Fernandel
Joe Calvet Joe Calvet   See fewer
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Zsa Zsa Gabor
Lola la Blonde (as Zsa-Zsa Gabor) Lola la Blonde (as Zsa-Zsa Gabor)   See fewer
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Louis Seigner
Le directeur de la prison Le directeur de la prison   See fewer
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David Opatoshu
Slim le Tueur Slim le Tueur   See fewer
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Alfred Adam
Le shérif Le shérif   See fewer
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Jean Marchat
L'attorney general L'attorney general   See fewer
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Carlo Ninchi
Nick le Flicard Nick le Flicard   See fewer
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Arturo Bragaglia
Jack le Caissier Jack le Caissier   See fewer
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Paul Barge
Le gardien-chef (as Paul Barges) Le gardien-chef (as Paul Barges)   See fewer
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Michel Ardan
Un Inspecteur Un Inspecteur   See fewer
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Jess Hahn
Walter le Vicieux, un truand (as Jesse Hahn) Walter le Vicieux, un truand (as Jesse Hahn)   See fewer
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André Dalibert
Un surveillant Un surveillant   See fewer
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Bob Ingarao
Le chef de la police Le chef de la police   See fewer
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Manuel Gary
Charly (as Manuel V. Gary) Charly (as Manuel V. Gary)   See fewer
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Saturnin Fabre
W.W. Stone, l'avocat W.W. Stone, l'avocat   See fewer
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Paolo Stoppa
Tony Fallone Tony Fallone   See fewer
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Jack Ary
Un journaliste (uncredited) Un journaliste (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacques Berger
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Mario Cianfanelli
Abe (uncredited) Abe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michel Dancourt
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Émile Genevois
Un Detenu (uncredited) Un Detenu (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry-Max
Le Barman (uncredited) Le Barman (uncredited)   See fewer
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René Hell
L'Ancien (uncredited) L'Ancien (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierre Leproux
Un gardien, lors de la reconstitution (uncredited) Un gardien, lors de la reconstitution (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franck Maurice
Un surveillant (uncredited) Un surveillant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philippe Richard
Le Directeur du magasin (uncredited) Le Directeur du magasin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carlo Romano
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Marcel Rouzé
Un inspecteur (uncredited) Un inspecteur (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Seller
Le directeur de la ligue de temperance (uncredited) Le directeur de la ligue de temperance (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 255 votes