The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob

The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (1973)

In this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try to elude not only assasins from Slimane's country, but also the police, who think Pivert is a murderer. Pivert ends up posing as Rabbi Jacob, a beloved figure who's returned to France for his first visit after 30 years in the United States. Adding to the confusion are Pivert's dentist-wife, who thinks her husband is leaving her for another woman, their daughter, who's about to get married, and a Parisian neighborhood filled with people eager to celebrate the return of Rabbi Jacob.

  • Danièle Thompson
  • Gérard Oury
  • Josy Eisenberg
  • Gérard Oury
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  • Views: 17
  • Release Date: 1973-10-17
  • Language: English | Français | עִבְרִית
  • Country: FR, IT
  • Runtime: 100

Louis de Funès

Victor Pivert

Suzy Delair

Germaine Pivert

Marcel Dalio

Rabbi Jacob

Claude Giraud

Mohamed Larbi Slimane / Rabbi Zeiligman

Janet Brandt

Tzipé Schmoll, grandmother

André Falcon


Xavier Gélin

Alexandre, general's son

Henri Guybet

Salomon, Pivert's driver


Moishe Schmoll


Antoinette Pivert

Claude Piéplu

Divisional Commissioner Andreani

Paul Bisciglia

Pump attendant

Philippe Brigaud

Deputy Minister

Gérard Darmon

Farès henchman

Michel Duplaix

Policeman in Orly

Malek Kateb

Aziz, Farès henchman

Michel Fortin

Biker policeman

El Kebir

Farès henchman

Pierre Koulak

Omar, Farès henchman

Alix Mahieux

Patient at the dentist

Jean-Jacques Moreau

Police biker

André Penvern

Assistant to Andréani

Denise Péronne

General, mother of Alexander

Roger Riffard

Assistant to Andréani

Michel Robin

Priest of the Invalides

Dominique Zardi

Cook of "L'Etoile de Kiev"

Christine Boisson

Wedding guest (uncredited)

Jérôme Deschamps

Friend of Alexandre (uncredited)

Robert Favart

Wedding guest (uncredited)

Robert le Béal

Wedding guest (uncredited)

Olivier Lejeune

Friend of Alexandre (uncredited)

Francis Lemaire

Sergeant (uncredited)

Paul Mercey

Vindictive motorist (uncredited)

Clément Michu

Policeman in front of the church (uncredited)

Frédéric Norbert

Flower delivery man (uncredited)

Jacques Pisias

Policeman in Orly (uncredited)

Vincent Ropion

Child invited to the wedding (uncredited)

Annick Roux

Ground hostess (uncredited)

Zvee Scooler

New York Rabbi (uncredited)
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