He was a household name in several countries of Europe ( Greece , Hungary , Czechoslovakia , Poland , Bulgaria , Germany , Spain , Turkey , Albania , Romania , USSR , Iran and Yugoslavia in particular) for many years, yet remained almost unknown in the English-speaking world. He was seen only once in the United States in 1974 with the release of The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob , which was nominated for a Golden Globe. According to a 1968 poll, he was France's favourite actor – having played over 130 roles in film and over 100 on stage. 
The gendarme Cruchot meets the widow Josepha. They quickly fall in love but Cruchot's daughter doesn't like Josepha and is determined to prevent the wedding by all means necessary.
André Bourvil , born André Robert Raimbourg ( French pronunciation: [ɑ̃dʁe buʁˈvil] ; 27 July 1917, Prétot-Vicquemare , France – 23 September 1970, Paris), often known mononymously as Bourvil , was a French actor and singer best known for his roles in comedy films, most notably in his collaboration with Louis de Funès in the films Le Corniaud (1965) and La Grande Vadrouille (1966). For his performance in Le Corniaud , he won a Special Diploma at the 4th Moscow International Film Festival .