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Bob le Flambeur (1956)
"Bob le flambeur" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  1959 (USA)
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Bob, a old gangster and gambler is almost broke, so he decides in spite of the warnings of a friend, a high official from the police, to rob a gambling casino in Dauville. Everything is ... See full summary »

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Anne (as Isabel Corey)
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Paolo
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Guy Decomble ...
Commissaire Ledru
André Garet ...
Roger
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Marc
Claude Cerval ...
Jean, le croupier
Colette Fleury ...
Suzanne, la femme de Jean
René Havard ...
Inspecteur Morin
Simone Paris ...
Yvonne
Howard Vernon ...
McKimmie, le commanditaire
Henry Allaume ...
Un gangster (as Henri Allaume)
Jean-Marie Rivière ...
P'tit Louis, un gangster
Germaine Licht ...
Céleste Régnier, la concierge (as Germaine Amiel)
Yvette Amirante ...
La copine d'Anne
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Storyline

Bob, a old gangster and gambler is almost broke, so he decides in spite of the warnings of a friend, a high official from the police, to rob a gambling casino in Dauville. Everything is planed exactly, but the police is informed about the planned coup. Meanwhile in the Casino Bob starts to gamble. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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1959 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,985 (USA) (27 July 2001)

Gross:

$41,010 (USA) (16 November 2001)
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Bob drives a stylish 1955 Plymouth Belvedere convertible. See more »

Goofs

When Bob goes to ask for money to the race horse owner, you can clearly see the shadow of the camera on the ground. See more »

Quotes

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Remade as The Good Thief (2002) See more »

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Pure cinematic pleasure
1 December 2004 | by (bean world, massachusetts) – See all my reviews

It just doesn't get much better than this. Visually, this is one of the most stunning and sumptuous feasts your eyes will ever experience. From the early-morning streets of Paris to apartments, nightclubs and bars, Melville captures a moment for all eternity. It doesn't hurt either that the acting is great and the leading lady is beautiful. Simply stated, this is one of the most enjoyable movie experiences one can have.

If I wanted to get all analytical, I might write about the way Melville has taken the conventions of the American gangster movie and humanized them by populating his movie with sympathetic, emotionally-rich characters. But what really matters, in the end, is that this movie is enormously fun and should not be missed.


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