The Gendarme in New York

1965 [FRENCH]

Action / Comedy / Crime

IMDb Rating 6.4/10 10 8427 8.4K


Top cast

Geneviève Grad as Nicole Cruchot
Vincent Baggetta as Un italien / An Italian
Louis de Funès as Maréchal des logis-chef Ludovic Cruchot
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935.3 MB
French 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 41 min
Seeds 3
1.7 GB
French 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 41 min
Seeds 11

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by elvircorhodzic 6 / 10

"My Taylor is rich"

THE TROOPS IN NEW YORK is a comedy film, which is dovetailed between a petty bourgeois problem, charming crime and satirical idiocy. This is the first sequel of sympathetic gendarmes from Saint-Tropez.

The gendarmes of St. Tropez are invited to New York City to a law enforcement conference. They are supposed to travel alone without spouses or children. The gendarmes are seriously preparing for the conference and the challenges that await them there. However, Cruchot's daughter Nicole wants to go to New York as it may be her only chance. He forbids her to go because disobeying an order may hurt his career. Nicole is a rebellious beauty who does not listen his father just yet .... therefore an adventure in New York can begin...

An abundance of a cheap humor is seasoned with parodic scenes, which should guarantee a good time. However, I think that, hilarious problems with the language barrier, a rebellious daughter and a rivalry with an opposing camp are not sufficient to demonstrate the petty-bourgeois confusion in a big city. Simply, it lacks the charm of the gendarme, which is closely associated with the scenery of Saint-Tropez. Extremely comic plots can not reach a culmination.

Louis de Funès as Ludovic Cruchot is again consistent with his energetic performances. Michel Galabru as warrant officer Jérôme Gerber gets more space next to Cruchot, and still, he is subordinate in comic pursuit of the rebellious Nicole. Geneviève Grad as Nicole Cruchot is witty beauty, who still can not cope with hilarious appearances of her patriarchal father. Other characters are quite closed. That's wrong.

Reviewed by fil-nik09 10 / 10


I am giving to all films from Gandarme series a 10 out of pure nostalgy. These days around New Year they played on TV all the films and though I can admit that now they do not seem as funny as they once were... still they gave you a really good feeling.

Scene with english lessons is really funny - my tailor is not rich / my flowers are beautiful

Reviewed by semiotechlab-658-95444 10 / 10

A great poetry of displacement

One should be reassured: The St-Tropez police, headed by adjutant Adolphe Gerber and Ludovic Cruchot, is deepest province, despite the fact that the international high-society gathers there, since the contact between the policemen and the tourists is zero, except f.ex. during the nudity seasons and when the celebrate their triumph at the end of the 6 "Gendarme" movies. Otherwise, Ludovic Cruchot is totally absorbed by the problems of with beautiful daughter, his jealous wife or the regular circulation violations at the rural road crossings.

And now, the St-Tropez police gets elected to represent the France police in New York. (The audience asks: If the St-Tropez police is already a bunch of comedians, how must the Paris police look like.) But this movie does not get stuck in the usual slapstick and that form of comedy for which I only now one adequate term - in German: Klamotte, and it is perhaps just to say that Louis De Funes was in Europe that comedian who played this oldest and historically lowest level of comedy on the highest possible level. For that he will for unforgotten for all times.

"Le Gendarme A New York" does not exhaust itself in the fragile border land between comedy and comicality, since it is a great poetry of displacement. As if in the big city of New York there would be no place for the hungry policemen to satisfy their hunger, they send commander Cruchot to a butcher shop in order to get a "beef-steak" (as it can be ordered even in the smallest French countryside bistros). Arrived at a shop around the corner, Cruchot learns that the partition of the meat in America and in Europe has nothing to do with one another (and therefore it makes no sense to ask for a special French cut of meat). He finds finally something like an "Entrecote" in a dubious shop, is happy to bring it back to the hotel, but stands at a crossing of those big American streets which frighten every European and - which is more tricky - are named in a different manner than European streets are, namely along the streets and not directly at the corner. So, if there is the crossing of A/B street, the European never knows in which direction A or B leads.

Then, in the hotel, they cook Cruchots "scavenged" meat. As rank-highest officer, Adjutant Gerber cooks it in the "Dubarry" way his wife uses to cook it. We witness that for the six men, the cooking process, although accomplished on a gas-cooker, is nothing less than a ceremony, and that for the cooking time, the hotel room ABC at X avenue in far remote New York has become a French Exclave. In order not to spoil the movie, let me just mention that Cruchot gets even arrested by the New York police - solely on the reason that he reacts as he is used to do in St-Tropez.

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