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Jo is a french film of genre Comedy directed by Jean Girault released in USA on 9 september 1971 with Louis de Funès

Jo (1971)

Jo
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Released in USA 9 september 1971
Length 1h25
Directed by
OriginFrance
Genres Comedy,    Comedy thriller,    Crime
Rating71% 3.594113.594113.594113.594113.59411

Jo is a French comedy film, originally released in 1971. It is known in English-language territories either as Joe: The Busy Body or The Gazebo. It was directed by Jean Girault and stars Louis de Funès as playwright Antoine Brisebard, Claude Gensac as an actress and his wife Sylvie Brisebard as well Bernard Blier as inspector Ducros.

The script is based on a play by Alec Coppel, published in 1958, The Gazebo. Jo is its second adaptation, the first one being the 1959 film The Gazebo, starring Glenn Ford and Debbie Reynolds.

Synopsis

Antoine Brisebard, a famous comedy playwright, is struggling with financial difficulties and is preparing to sell his country villa to an English couple. What no one knows, however, is that Brisebard is actually a victim of blackmail since his wife Sylvie, a famous actress, is the daughter of a notorious robber-murderer. His extortionist is a malevolent criminal only known as Jo, who visits him often to pick up his hush money. But faced with certain ruin, Brisebard is preparing to do away with Jo once and for all, planning his deed under the guise of him trying to write the script for a crime play and consulting his friend, attorney Colas, for ideas of how to efficiently get rid of the body. He finally takes up the offer of one Tonelotti to erect a garden pavilion, whose foundation would provide the ideal hiding place for the corpse.

Actors

Louis de Funès

(Antoine Brisebard)
Claude Gensac

(Sylvie Brisebard)
Michel Galabru

(Tonelotti l'entrepreneur)
Bernard Blier

(Inspecteur Ducros)
Ferdy Mayne

(Mr. Grunder)
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