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The Gendarme Takes Off

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The Gendarme Takes Off
Le gendarme en balade poster.jpg
French Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Jean Girault
Release Date 1970
Language French
Studio Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie
Mega Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ludovic Cruchot Louis de Funès
Josépha Cruchot Claude Gensac
Adjudant Jérôme Gerber Michel Galabru
Gendarme Lucien Fougasse Jean Lefebvre
Gendarme Albert Merlot Christian Marin
Gendarme Gaston Tricard Guy Grosso
Gendarme Jules Berlicot Michel Modo

The Gendarme Takes Off (original title Le gendarme en balade) is a 1970 French comedy directed by Jean Girault and starring Louis de Funès as Ludovic Cruchot, the sergeant of French gendarmerie. This is the fourth movie about the adventures of Cruchot, started by The Gendarme of St. Tropez.

The following weapons were used in the film The Gendarme Takes Off:


Several of the marines, guarding the ammunition depot, are armed with MAT-49 SMGs.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
Four marines carry SMGs.
Marines are marching with MAT-49s and MAS-36s.


Several of the marines, guarding the ammunition depot, are armed with MAS-36 rifles.

MAS-36 - 7.5x54mm French
Marines are marching with MAT-49s and MAS-36s.
Marines with MAS-36s.

Double Barreled Side by Side Shotgun

In one scene a poacher (Dominique Zardi) carries a double barreled shotgun. Later a double barreled shotgun is seen in hands of Cruchot (Louis de Funès).

A poacher runs away, pursued by Cruchot.
Gendarme Takes Off-Shotgun1-2.jpg
Cruchot with a shotgun.

Over and Under Shotgun

An Over and Under Shotgun is seen in hands of the butler (Christor Georgiadis) in Madame Cruchot's villa.

The butler fires from the window.

OF 37 Hand Grenade

A crate of OF 37 hand grenades is seen in the ammunition depot. The grenades are painted in blue, which indicates that this is a training version of OF 37. One of the teenagers inside the depot is seen juggling two grenades; later, he accidentally drops his lit cigarette in the crate, prompting Cruchot and Fougasse (Jean Lefebvre) to remove some grenades before moving the crate away. Fougasse and Merlot (Christian Marin) use grenades afterwards to distract the marines when the alarm goes off.

OF 37 hand grenade with F3 fuze.
Gendarme Takes Off-Grenade-1.jpg

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