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The Little Rebels (1955)

Chiens perdus sans collier (original title)
The world of juvenile delinquents seen through the eyes of a judge.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Le juge Julien Lamy
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Joseph, le funambule
Jean-Jacques Delbo ...
Un joueur de belote
Dora Doll ...
Madame Lecarnoy
Jane Marken ...
La déléguée
Claire Olivier ...
Madame Noël, la secrétaire du juge Lamy
Renée Passeur ...
La grand-mère de Francis (as Renée S. Passeur)
Raphaël Patorni ...
Le substitut
Jean d'Yd ...
Le grand-père de Francis (as Jean D'Yd)
Anne Doat ...
Sylvette Villain
Serge Lecointe ...
Francis Lanoux
Jacques Moulières ...
Gérard Lecarnoy (as Jacques Moullieres)
Jimmy Urbain ...
Alain Robert
Georges Aminel ...
L'avocat
Josette Arno ...
La jeune prostituée
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The world of juvenile delinquents seen through the eyes of a judge.

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4 October 1955 (France)  »

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Referenced in The 400 Blows (1959) See more »

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Another strong performer by Gabin.
31 October 2010 | by (Capital, Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

Gloomy and without concessions, this film definitely won't make you happier after watching it, but it's so well made you will probably get into the plot, even with the slow pace and naif styling common in 50's French cinema.

Of course Gabin is a "good guy", tired, tough, but ultimately fair. Even if he's constantly showing he's tired of the job, being badly paid, quite impatient, etc. Needlessly, he steals the movie. The young stars don't disappoint. Maybe Francis is a bit too slick for the age, being sort of a natural leader who never misses a cue. Alain's ingenuity is believable, and that's quite a feat for a child actor. Sylvette is also right on track as the "beautiful working class bitter heroine". The prostitute step mum's treatment is also an interesting character, given she's never given moral lessons or shown "what happens to those people", unlike other films of the epoch. Finally, as usual, no "accompanying music" and a "minimalist" in the sense of austere décor aid for this film's oppressive feeling you get while watching it.

IMDb's pro reviewer "Dumnteil" is accurate as usual when comparing it favourably with the way more famous "400 coups". Enjoy!


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