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: 2
  • Release Date: 1973-10-17
  • Language: English | Français | עִבְרִית
  • Country: FR, IT
  • Runtime: 100


Moishe Schmoll

André Penvern

Assistant to Andréani

Francis Lemaire

Sergeant (uncredited)

Roger Riffard

Assistant to Andréani

Philippe Brigaud

Deputy Minister

Suzy Delair

Germaine Pivert

Annick Roux

Ground hostess (uncredited)

Janet Brandt

Tzipé Schmoll, grandmother

Marcel Dalio

Rabbi Jacob

Jacques Pisias

Policeman in Orly (uncredited)

Michel Robin

Priest of the Invalides

Charles Bayard

Wedding guest (uncredited)

André Falcon


Paul Bisciglia

Pump attendant

Louis de Funès

Victor Pivert

Claude Giraud

Mohamed Larbi Slimane / Rabbi Zeiligman

Henri Guybet

Salomon, Pivert's driver


Antoinette Pivert

Claude Piéplu

Divisional Commissioner Andreani

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

Maria Gabriella Maione

Olivia, dentist's secretary

Jean-Jacques Moreau

Police biker

Denise Péronne

General, mother of Alexander

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)

Paul Mercey

Vindictive motorist (uncredited)

Clément Michu

Policeman in front of the church (uncredited)

Frédéric Norbert

Flower delivery man (uncredited)

Vincent Ropion

Child invited to the wedding (uncredited)

Zvee Scooler

New York Rabbi (uncredited)
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