La Métamorphose des cloportes

La Métamorphose des cloportes is a 1965 French and Italian crime film comedy directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre.

La Métamorphose des cloportes
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Directed byPierre Granier-Deferre
Produced byBertrand Javal
Screenplay byAlbert Simonin
Michel Audiard (dialogue)
Based onLa Métamorphose des cloportes
by Alphonse Boudard
StarringLino Ventura
Charles Aznavour
Pierre Brasseur
Irina Demick
Georges Géret
Françoise Rosay
Daniel Ceccaldi
Music byJimmy Smith
CinematographyNicolas Hayer
Edited byJean Ravel
Distributed by20th Century Fox (France)
International Classics (USA)
Release date
September 8, 1965 (Italy)
October 1, 1965 (France)
April 18, 1966 (USA, New York)
Running time
98 minutes
Box office905,484 admissions (France)[1]



According to Fox records, the film needed to earn $1,900,000 in rentals to break even and made $700,000, meaning it made a loss.[2]


  1. ^ JP
  2. ^ Silverman, Stephen M (1988). The Fox that got away : the last days of the Zanuck dynasty at Twentieth Century-Fox. L. Stuart. p. 325.

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