La Belle Americaine Poster

Release Date: 1961

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
In this French comedy, Marcel (Robert Dhéry), a hapless factory worker, stumbles across a good deal on a Cadillac convertible being sold by an unsentimental widow. After purchasing the luxury automobile, Marcel hits a streak of comically bad luck, and has to deal with outrageous gasoline bills, major traffic jams and unfortunate car-washing incidents. Though his wife, Paulette (Colette Brosset), wants to sell it, Marcel is reluctant to part with his problematic but highly prized car.

Cast: Robert Dhéry, Colette Brosset, Alfred Adam

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: Underdog, 1960s, Car, France, Amusing, Marriage, Wife, Lighthearted, Temptation


Nominated Samuel Goldwyn International Award