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The Mad Adventures of "Rabbi" Jacob

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

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 assassins 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.

"It's a credit to Gerard Oury, the director and co-author of the screenplay, and to the rollicking bad temper and bigotry of the star that so much of The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob is so funny so much of the time." - The New York Times

"Comedy writers can get away with anything, so long as the racist is the ultimate butt of the joke. That, of course, is the tack taken by French writer-director Gérard Oury... Oury manages to walk the thin line between outrageously funny and just plain outrage with sure-footed skill. Throughout, he manages to remain respectful of beliefs and institutions while poking fun at people... Active, shrewd, essentially well-meaning." - Province

Opening at

Playhouse 7 on Apr 17th
Royal on Apr 17th
Town Center 5 on Apr 17th
Rated G This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Genre: Anniversary Classics
Runtime: 100 min
Language: French

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