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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Louis Bertain / Louis le Blond
Paul Frankeur ...
Fredo
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Pierre (as Marcel Bozzufi)
Albert Dinan ...
L'inspecteur Pluvier (as Dinan)
Antonin Berval ...
Zé (as Berval)
Thomy Bourdelle ...
Le catcheur
Serge Lecointe ...
Bébert
Jean-Pierre Mocky ...
Pierre
Jo Peignot ...
Mimile (as Georges Peignot)
Lucien Raimbourg ...
Jo
Gabriel Gobin ...
L'inspecteur Bouvard
Jean Bérard ...
Raymond, le matelot
Gaby Basset ...
Hortense
Gina Nicloz ...
Mme Bertain (as Gina Niclos)
Lucienne Legrand ...
La dame du garage
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Louis Bertain is the owner of a Paris garage which is the front for a robbery gang. He and his accomplices are careful to keep up a civic veneer by day, indulging in criminal activities only when "the red light is on" at night. This status quo is upset when one of the gang members becomes convinced that Louis' younger brother is a police informer.

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The master plan - the split-second timing - the unexpected flaw...the crime that shocked Paris!

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12 April 1957 (France)  »

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Speaking of Murder  »

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1.37 : 1
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A famous french gangster film.

This is a great gangster film, adapted from a Auguste Le Breton novel, author of "Rififi" and "The Siciian Clan".

And, more, the main characters are played by great actors: Jean Gabin and Lino Ventura - who was not still a big star, as Marcel Bozzufi and Annie Girardot, who also play in this movie.

The tale of struggle which occurs among a gang of bank robbers. The leader - Jean Gabin - has his young brother who is suspected, by his own henchmen, to be a police informer. And this will be the beginning of the end for the team.

A simple, solid and effective story, fast paced. Not boring at all. No length.


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