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Up to His Ears (1965)

Les tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Adventure | 4 December 1965 (France)
The farcical adventures of unhappy suicidal billionaire Arthur Lempereur.

Director:

Philippe de Broca

Writers:

Jules Verne (inspired by the book), Daniel Boulanger (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Arthur Lempereur
Ursula Andress ... Alexandrine Pinardel
Maria Pacôme ... Suzy Ponchabert
Valérie Lagrange ... Alice Ponchabert
Valéry Inkijinoff ... Mr. Goh
Joe Saïd Joe Saïd ... Charlie Fallinster
Mario David ... Roquentin
Paul Préboist ... Cornac
Jess Hahn ... Cornelius Ponchabert
Jean Rochefort ... Leon
Darry Cowl ... Biscoton
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Storyline

Turbulent, fast-paced comedy adventure (one of the best of its time) about unhappy billionaire Belmondo, whose suicide attempts keep failing. When he hires some killers to do him in, he falls in love with beautiful Andress and wants to reverse the deal. Belmondo is ideally suited to this role, exotic locations and lots of stunts make this a joy to watch. A worthy companion piece to the Bond movies of that time.

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Taglines:

That Man from Rio is UP the Himalayas... UP the Yang-tze... UP in a balloon... UP-stage with a stripper... UP-town in Hong Kong... You can't keep a great adventurer DOWN

Genres:

Comedy | Adventure

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 December 1965 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Up to His Ears See more »

Filming Locations:

Langkawi Island, Malaysia See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Ursula Andress were dating in real life during filming. See more »

Goofs

Before meeting of Alexandrine, Arthur fells to a water, is dragged through a steamer's chimney, and covered with flour, yet minutes after he is clean and neat. See more »

Connections

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La Chevauchée Des Éléphants
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travelers, see it
18 March 2002 | by Louis-35See all my reviews

I won't say much as you need to see the movie to be caught by it's adventure theme that's never stop. Bebel is great, Ursulla, sexy of course, and the plethora of second characters make a kind of in movie family. If you like to travel and enjoy visual humor, this movie is for you.


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