Le gendarme en balade

The gendarme to stroll (French: Le gendarme en balade) is the fourth instalment of the gendarme series starring Louis de Funès and also known as "The Gendarme Takes Off"[2] and "The Troops on Vacation". It is followed by two more films: Le gendarme et les extra-terrestres and Le gendarme et les gendarmettes.

The gendarme to stroll
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJean Girault
Written byRichard Balducci
Jean Girault
Jacques Vilfrid
Produced byRenè Pigneres et Gérard Beytout
StarringLouis de Funès
Michel Galabru
CinematographyPierre Montazel
Edited byArmand Psenny
Music byRaymond Lefèvre
Distributed bySNC
Release date
  • 28 October 1970 (1970-10-28)
Running time
100 minutes
Box office$36.5 million [1]


Changes are coming for the Gendarmerie Brigade of Saint Tropez. The gendarmes are forced into retirement to make way for a younger breed. Even so, when they learn that one of them has had an accident and has become amnesiac, they reunite to help him get his memory back. Along the way, they have to stop juvenile delinquents to put a nuclear warhead on a rocket said youths built, while being pursued by their younger colleagues.



The film was the most popular at the French box office in 1970 with admissions of 4,870,609.[3]


  1. ^ Le gendarme en balade (1970) – JPBox-Office
  2. ^ "The Gendarme Takes Off". Retrieved 2013-01-20.
  3. ^ "1970 Box Office in France". Box Office Story.

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