Monsieur Gangster

Synopsis: Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican". The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and looking after his soon-to-be-married daughter. When a longtime mobster heavy, Volfoni takes exception to Fernand for being an outsider, they come after Fernand who is equal to the task. He defends himself in a series of comical killings from the onslaught of the mob.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Georges Lautner
  1 nomination.
105 min

It's not my first trip!

I know, but it's no time

to go to Paris, Mr Fernand.

If you're cold, there's a blanket

and tea in a thermos.

Why not a Sherpa too!

I'm going to Paris, not Tibet!

Mr Fernand,

the fair will be busy by Sunday.

If you could get back...

I said I'd take two days!

Can't you display

ten tractors without me?

And don't break down again!

What broke down?

The breakdown truck!

"Louis in town.

Needs you urgently."

Needs you urgently...

Not a peep out of him

for fifteen years.

Deported for fifteen years.

He must be in a tight spot

if he sneaked back from Mexico.

Either he needs dough

or he's in an awful jam.

We've been waiting for you.

Tough trip?

Tough enough!

Glad to see you.

The Mexican's getting impatient.

He's back? It's no gag?

I wouldn't do that.

It's still a surprise.

You've got some more

surprises coming.

Mr Fernand.

He's here.

Send him in.

I thought you'd never get here...

or that you'd get here too late.

I had to put 500 miles behind me.

I'm glad to see you,

you old bum.

So am I.

I didn't want

to kick off down there,

without ever seeing a friend.

And I thought of you.

It's not that I didn't want

to see you, but...

you can't always do

what you want.

What about you?

The cops didn't invite you back.

What got into you?

Thanks, doc.

Tell them to come up.

Don't you think...

Shut up! We've got no time.

Give the doc

a hundred thousand.

What's up, Louis?

I came back to die...

and to be buried

in the family plot.

America is fine

if you want to make a pile.

At a pinch, you can live there, too.

But there's only one place

to croak:

Yes, I'm cashing in my chips...

and I'm leaving a kid : Patricia.

I want you to take care of her.

That's a great idea!

You knew her mother.

Susie the Smile.

You mean...

you knew her mother.

I'll leave you

all the dough you need.

My business runs itself.

Folace, my attorney will explain.

With my roulette wheels...

I make a clean 60 per cent.

And you rake off

No, your kid

and your business are fine,

but I got a business, too.

And mine is legal.

Yeah... a fair-weather friend...

I didn't say that.

You didn't say that

but just the same...

you'd hand my little Patricia

over to the vultures!

My angel...

To hell with your angel!

You've gone straight.

You forget about crooks.

The world is full of them.

My little girl

won't stand a chance.

They'll pick her bones

clean as a whistle.

I sent her to a convent school.

I had her learn English.

I gave her everything.

She'll end up walking the street...

and it'll be your fault!

All your fault!

Leave it out!

I've seen you

put on this act before!

About dope, dames... anything.

Moaning is what you do best.

But don't try to pull it on me.

You louse! She's going to lose

her father. I'm dying!

You would, too!

I drop everything to see you

and I have to listen to this.

What a jerk I am!

You could have

come up alone, Theo.

Does he raise your fever?

Yes... when the men talk,

the girls go out to play.

- I'll wait downstairs.

- I won't be long.

I'll make it short.

I've left my shares to Fernand here.

Yes, he'll take over from me.

You promised to tell me first.

Yeah... I could have

held a vote, too.

But I decided to do it this way.

Any objections?

Because... that's all I have to say.

I think everything is clear...

Isn't it?

Jesus, Louis!

You won't have to wait long.

Don't be a damn fool!

I know what I'm talking about.

Want me to open the window?

Look, it's daylight.

Yes, and from here,

I can only see the sky.

To hell with the sky!

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Michel Audiard

Paul Michel Audiard (French: [miʃɛl odjaʁ]; 15 May 1920 – 27 July 1985) was a French screenwriter and film director. He was the father of French film director Jacques Audiard. more…

All Michel Audiard scripts | Michel Audiard Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Monsieur Gangster" STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 25 Oct. 2021. <>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    Monsieur Gangster

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.