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Échec au porteur (1958)

After resolving to start a new life with his girlfriend Jacqueline, Bastien Sassey decides to give up working as a courier for drugs traffickers. So that he and Jacqueline can make a fresh ... See full summary »

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Le commissaire divisionnaire Varzeilles
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Jacqueline Tourieu
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Bastien Sassey
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Denise Giraucourt
Robert Porte ...
L'inspecteur Detourbe
Fernand Sardou ...
Monsieur Arpaillargues
Bernard Lajarrige ...
L'inspecteur Le Crocq
Christian Fourcade ...
Jules dit Julot
Frédéric Atger ...
Bernard Arpaillargues
Bertrand Borie ...
Claude Giraucourt
Amy Colin ...
Madame Vagues - la concierge
Hélène Tossy ...
Madame Arpaillargues
Fanny Mauve ...
La dame du terrain vague
Claude Albers ...
Hélène
Marie-Claire Verlène ...
Thérèse (as Marie-Claire Verléne)
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After resolving to start a new life with his girlfriend Jacqueline, Bastien Sassey decides to give up working as a courier for drugs traffickers. So that he and Jacqueline can make a fresh start he agrees to take on one more job for a large sum of cash, but he betrays his employer. Written by morroviolet

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The ball chase.
4 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

At my time of writing,"échec au porteur" has a very low rating.It's too bad:people who 'll give it a chance will not be disappointed.Gilles Grangier's fifties movies are almost all worthwhile.

Okay the gangsters side -with Gert "Goldfinger" Froebe- as the leader is conventional.But all that remains is original:first of all,Serge Reggiani,the star,disappears very early in the story.Then the hero becomes a ball(you read well) which contains a bomb which is to explode around 10PM.A child takes it,then he is sent to hospital( and he wants to keep his ball with him).Captain Paul "Diabolique" Meurisse has got to find back the thing.A lot of characters are involved including Jeanne Moreau as Régianni's love.

Recalls sometimes that Hitchcock short "Bang!You're dead!" where Bill()y Mumy played with a true revolver.

The last sequence,when the ball almost becomes a living thing,is worthy of a film noir master.


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