Les Tortillards

Les Tortillards English: Small local trains, is a French comedy film from 1960, directed by Jean Bastia, written by Pierre Gaspard-Huit, starring Jean Richard and Louis de Funès. The film was known under the titles: "Io... mio figlio e la fidanzata" (Italy), "Der Umstandskrämer" (East Germany).[2]

Les Tortillards
Directed byJean Bastia
Produced byHorizons Cinématographiques (France)
Written byJean Bastia
Pascal Bastia
StarringJean Richard
Louis de Funès
Music byLouiguy
Release date
30 December 1960 (France)
Running time
82 minutes
Box office$9.3 million[1]


  • Jean Richard : César Beauminet, manager of the theatrical troops
  • Roger Pierre : Gérard Durand, the son
  • Louis de Funès : Emile Durand, créateur de la bombe insecticide "Cicéron"
  • Danièle Lebrun : Suzy Beauminet, daughter of César
  • Madeleine Barbulée : Adélaïde Benoit, the aunt of Gérard
  • Jeanne Helly : Marguerite Durand, wife of Emile
  • Annick Tanguy : Fanny Raymond, the companion of César
  • Robert Rollis : Ernest, a man of the troupe
  • Billy Bourbon : Albert Albert, the acrobat of the troops
  • Max Desrau : "Pépé", the painter of the troops
  • Christian Marin : Léon, Emile's colleague
  • Nono Zammit : Paulo, the props man


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