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(1955)

Plot Summary

  • After five years in prison, Tony le Stéphanois meets his dearest friends Jo and the Italian Mario Ferrati and they invite Tony to steal a couple of jewels from the show-window of the famous jewelry Mappin & Webb Ltd, but he declines. Tony finds his former girlfriend Mado, who became the lover of the gangster owner of the night-club L' Âge d' Or Louis Grutter, and he humiliates her, beating on her back for being unfaithful. Then he calls Jo and Mario and proposes a burglary of the safe of the jewelry. They invite the Italian specialist in safes and elegant wolf Cesar to join their team and they plot a perfect heist. They are successful in their plan, but the Don Juan Cesar makes things go wrong when he gives a valuable ring to his mistress.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Tony Stephanois, just out of prison and angry at his girl Mado's infidelity, decides to join his pals Jo and Mario in an ambitious crime. With Italian safe expert Cesar, they meticulously plan the burglary of a large jewelry establishment. Not a word is spoken as the crime is carried out. And then things begin to go wrong...

    - Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>
  • Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes...

    - Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Synopsis

Tony "le Stéphanois" has done five years for a jewel heist, and is now out on the street and down on his luck...

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