Cinema: Road Runners

The Sucker is a car-crazy, crime-happy French farce that never stops long enough to be ticketed for its frequent wrong turns. In the title role, France's mononymic comedian Bourvil has too much worldly charm and intelligence to make a convincing jerk, yet he is hilarious all the same as he takes a sexy Roman manicurist to dinner and absently dips his fingers in a water glass when she asks to hold his hand.

Lacking a tiger in its tank, Sucker manages pretty well with a sly fox named Louis de Fun├Ęs, full of snarly good humor as the high-class crook in charge...

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