The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob Movie Review 1973

Information and Film Reviews for The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob the Movie

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In order to hide out from Arab revolutionaries and the police, bigoted businessman Victor Pivert borrows the identity of a beloved Rabbi returning to France after 30 years. Much French slapstick hilarity and some musings on racism and tolerance ensues. One of the most popular comedies of all time in France (even though Jerry Lewis is nowhere to be seen!), it's also one of the most-requested video releases here in the States. Suitable for children, it might serve as a good way to introduce them to foreign films.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 100 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Slapstick Comedy, Judaism, Not-So-True Identity, Paris
Josy Eisenberg
Louis de Funes, Suzy Delair, Marcel Dalio, Claude Giraud, Renzo Montagnani, Andre Falcon, Henri Guybet, Miou-Miou
Vladimir Cosma

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