Aldo Maccione

  1. Henri Guybet, On a retrouvé la 7ème compagnie!  France, 1974.  Change of Private Tassin in the first sequel to the equally dumb Mais où est donc passée la 7ème compagnie of 1973.  In short, Now Where Did the 7th Company Get To? followed by The 7th Company Has Been Found.  Or, in shorter, a French Carry On Sergeant – with Pierre Mondy’s Sergeant Chaudard surviving to a (yawn)  third outing,  La 7ème compagnie au clair de lune (The 7th Company Outdoors). You can always tell when it’s summer in France – all the 7ème compagnie films are on TV!  Although why there was an Italian comic like Also in the French Army was never explained…
  2. Francis Lemaire, L’ange gardien, France-Canada, 1978.   When the Italian comic changed his mind about the comedy, the Belgian took over as the private eye…  still called Aldo!  (Seventeen years later, Lemaire made Les anges gardiens with Gérard Depardieu). His job here was to keep eyes on a tycoon’s wife suspected of infidelity during a Riviera holiday.  Ironically, this was the second (and last) film of Margaret Trudeau, the world’s youngest First Lady (at 22 in 1971) on marrying the 15th Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. (Their son, Justin, was elected the 23rd PM in 2015).  And the flower-powerish, bipolar Mrs T was famous for headlined affairs with Jack Nicholson, Ryan O’Neal, Lou Rawls,  Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood.  “She even proposed to my father in front of my laughing mother,” said Lemaire’s journalist son, Christophe,”to help boost his career by making the media  believe they were an item.”  Her screen debut was Knights and Desperate Men in 1977.  Both movies  had Canadian money in the budgets.  Naturally.

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