- Directed by Michel Deville
- Starring George Chakiris, Marina Vlady, Margaret Lee, Paul Frankeur
- Written by Nina Companeez, Michel Deville
The Mona Lisa Has Been Stolen (1966) -- On a Volé la Joconde/The Mona Lisa is Missing is a forgettable French period comedy from 1966 that sees George Chakiris' gentleman thief posing as a picture framer's apprentice to steal the Mona Lisa while romancing Marina Vlady, a chambermaid in a hotel where all the staff dress as the painting (luckily they don't hire men). For about half an hour it's pleasant enough despite Carlo Rustichelli's horribly over the top `comedy' scoring (all slide whistles and trombones), but once the painting is lifted and the pair find themselves pursued through the French countryside by two thieves after the painting themselves, a couple of inept cops and a lovelorn magician as the painting passes from person to person it gets increasingly tedious with the realization that director Michel Delville and his co-writers Nina Companeez and Ottavio Poggi think the situation is funny enough on its own not to need any jokes. They're wrong
The Mona Lisa Has Been Stolen DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 8/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.
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Format Region 0 DVD Aspect ratio Fullscreen Number of discs 1