Cast & Crew
Unsuccessful toy and game inventor Léon Rollo is urged by his wife, Edith, to ask his boyhood friend Noël Carridine, a wealthy industrialist, to back his new invention. The meeting goes badly as Noël persists in calling Léon by the hated nickname "Patsy," and only the saving gestures of Edith and Véronique, Noël's wife, bring the men to an understanding. Later, Edith finds love letters belonging to her teenaged daughter, Alexa, who refuses to reveal the identity of her lover. Léon concludes that the letters were written by Noël and confronts him with the material. When Léon sees his powerful bargaining position, he decides to blackmail Noël but relents when Alexa finds a new boyfriend. The two men eventually form a smoothly operating partnership.
Raymond Le Sénéchal
Paris opening in October 1964 as Patate; running time: 95 min. Copyright claimant: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.