Your Money or Your Life (1966 film)

Your Money or Your Life (French: La bourse et la vie) is a 1966 comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Mocky and starring Fernandel, Heinz Rühmann and Jean Poiret.[1] It was made as a co-production between France, Italy and West Germany. It is a loose remake of the 1931 German film The Virtuous Sinner in which Rühmann had also appeared.

Your Money or Your Life
Directed byJean-Pierre Mocky
Produced byClaude Ganz
Jean-Pierre Mocky
Written byJean-Pierre Mocky
Fernand Marzelle
Alain Moury
Marcel Aymé
Heinz Rühmann
Jean Poiret
Music byBernard Kesslair
CinematographyJean Tournier
Edited byJanette Kronegger
Gabriel Rongier
Orsay Films
Balzac Films
Vides Cinematografica
Société d'Expansion du Spectacle
Bavaria Film
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
27 April 1966
Running time
90 minutes
West Germany

It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris and the Bavaria Studios in Munich. Location shooting also took place across France including Toulouse.

Partial cast


  1. Monaco p.382


  • James Monaco. The Encyclopedia of Film. Perigee Books, 1991.
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