The comedy stage play “Oscar” from 1958 has been adapted twice for the screen: in 1967, there was a French Movie directed by Édouard Molinaro, and in 1991, an American adaptation was released under the direction of John Landis. The original movie stars Louis de Funes as the protagonist Bertrand Barnier, Claude Gensac as his wife Germaine, Claude Riche as his Accountant Christian Martin, Agathe Natanson as his Daughter Colette, Sylvia Saurel as his accountant's lover Jacqueline Bouillotte and Mario David as a possible fiancé for his daughter Philippe Dubois. The remake stars Sylvester Stallone as Angelo “Snaps” Provolone, Ornella Muti as his wife Sofia, Vincent Spano as his accountant Anthony Rossano, Marisa Tomei as his daughter Lisa, Elizabeth Barondes as his accountant's lover Theresa and Tim Curry as possible fiancé Dr. Thornton Poole. The basic story that both versions got in common revolves around a rich man who gets visited by his accountant early in the morning, who asks him for a significant raise of his salary. He fell in love with a woman who comes from a wealthy family, and his parents won't let him marry her if he's poor. Despite being shocked, he finally gives in and promises him more money - only for the accountant to reveal the woman he loves and also has an affair with is his boss's daughter. He also admits to have accumulated a lot of money by having steadily stolen little sums from his boss, that he plans on giving to his wife on the wedding day. Furiously, he talks to his daughter about the situation who admits having a boyfriend and also wanting to marry him. As her father denies, she follows her maid's advice and pretends to be pregnant, forcing him to give him to the marriage plans. The maid also plans to marry herself: she is engaged to a rich friend of the family, causing her to quit her job and move out of the house. Everything seems to be solved, but then a young woman appears and tells the protagonist that she has posed as his daughter in order to pretend she comes from a rich family in front of her lover - who she reveals to be his accountant. Realizing that his daughter's lover is in fact another man, who then turns out to be his ex-chauffeur Oscar, who left the country after having been fired. Everything only gets more complex and furious from then on, including a substitute husband and three bags that constantly get mixed up, one with jewelry, one with money and one with the maid's underwear. The original turned to a cult classic in several European countries over the decades, mostly due to Louis de Funes' huge popularity and iconic legacy, the remake was also mostly well received over here. The 60s movie is widely unknown in the US, while the more recent version was met with lukewarm reviews. Both versions rank among my personal favorite comedy movies, and I have seen all two numerous times in my life ever since I was a child, and I still watch them every few months. What makes the remake almost as good as the original is that it takes the story and makes something independent and new out of it. There are several additions to the plot and new twists in the story, and the humor itself isn't just merely copied, it has completely new gags that always work. These differences make both films an individual, hilarious experience you can watch over and over again. The 1991 version is a prime example for a well done remake, that keeps the spirit of the original while being a great movie in its own right. Let's take a look at the biggest differences between the films. SPOILERS follow in the list.