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Pierre (Billy Falbo) has a problem: He sees nakes women everywhere,
no matter whether he works as a psychiatrist treating an exhibitionist,
pretends to be a painter just to have women undress for him, works as a
plumber repairing an occupied bathtub, spends his pastime birdwatching
only to set his eyes on boobs instead, is a photographer's assistant
dreaming of his boss's nude models, or goes to the drive-in watching a
nudie and find all the employees of the place being naked as well.
second though, Pierre might not have a problem, for exactly these reasons.
obviously inspired by Russ Meyer's The
Immoral Mr Teas from a couple of years earlier, The Adventures of
Lucky Pierre is basically a collection of vignettes of a guy being
thrown into mildly amusing situations of a guy being thrown into
situations where he gets to see women in the nude. All these situations
are as silly as they are predictable, and the humour is of a hit-or-miss
quality - and yet the film's basic structure as well as many of its
situations and (too-obvious-for-their-own-good) jokes were repeated by
filmmakers all over the world for at least the next 20 years. What sets
this film (barely) apart from later movies of its ilk is that the concept
and story ideas at least seem barely fresh, it's rather innocent and at
the same time inhibited in its depiction of nudity (and amusingly so), and
it's light-footed in directorial approach.
All of this doesn't make The
Adventures of Lucky Pierre into something remotely resembling a
masterpiece - but on the other hand, there are way worse early nudies to
waste an hour with.