La Belle Américaine

La belle américaine is a French comedy film from 1961, directed by Robert Dhéry, written by Alfred Adam and starring Alfred Adam and Louis de Funès.[1] The film was known under the titles La bella americana (Italian), The American Beauty (English) and Der tolle Amerikaner (German).[2]

La belle américaine
Directed byRobert Dhéry
Written by
Produced byCCFC, Le Film d'Art, Corflor, Panorama Films
Music byGérard Calvi
Distributed byCCFC
Release date
29 September 1962 (France)
Running time
95 minutes


The wife of a rich man learns that her husband has an affair with a younger woman. She takes revenge on him by selling his beloved big car for little money. The worker Marcel Perrignon is very happy about this bargain but when his boss sees the car, he envies him and Perrignon gets fired. This is the start of a number of mishaps for Perrignon.


Robert Dhery, the director of the movie


  1. ^ "La Belle Américaine". Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  2. ^ La Belle Américaine at IMDb

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