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The Little Rebels (1955)
"Chiens perdus sans collier" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  4 October 1955 (France)
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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
Robert Dalban ...
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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Italian censorship visa #20535 delivered on 20 December 1955. See more »

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Referenced in The 400 Blows (1959) See more »

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Not inspiring

I'll give it 5/10 for the solid craftsmanship that went into making it. Delannoy always knew how to move his camera; he could also get good performances from his actors. When he came to make Maigret tend une piege, the actors were outstanding and served to create a film of stunning power.

What of Chiens perdus sans collier? We never see any great imaginative perception of these children's situations. Alain Robert's spectacular actions as he burns the barn down--and almost kills himself--is well shot, but it seems derivative of Clement's Jeux interdits of 1951. The love affair between Francois and Sylvette is redolent of TV melodrama. Gabin's performance as the children's court judge is well observed but he has done this sort of part many times in his career.

I don't care to reopen the debate regarding cinema of quality vs. New Wave--I like too many of the directors on either side of the barricade. I merely want to write about what I felt watching this particular film.


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