Une ravissante idiote
Une ravissante idiote (English: The Ravishing Idiot) is a 1964 Cold War comedy directed by Édouard Molinaro. François Billetdoux and André Tabet wrote a screenplay based on Charles Exbrayat 1962 novel of the same name. Brigitte Bardot and Anthony Perkins star as the protagonists in the Franco-Italian production.
|Une Ravissante Idiote|
|Directed by||Édouard Molinaro|
|Produced by||Michel Ardan|
|Music by||Michel Legrand|
|Edited by||Robert Isnardon|
|Box office||2,186,603 admissions (France)|
The film was also released as Agent 38-24-36 in the United States.
A Soviet spy (Perkins) is on an official mission to obtain sensitive information from NATO about military mobilization. The klutzy intelligence operative has to rely on the instinct of his new partner and love-interest Penelope Lightfeather (Bardot) as they traipse across the countryside, avoiding counter intelligence agents and distrustful communist operatives.
The film was shot in London and the French countryside. Production was affected for three days after Perkins suffered a sprained ankle while filming chase scenes through the woods with Bardot.
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- Box office information for film at Box Office Story
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- Winecoff, Charles (2006). Anthony Perkins: Split Image. Advocate Books.