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Robert Lamoureux ...
Arsène Lupin / Le lieutenant André Laroche
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Aurélia Valéano
Jacques Dufilho ...
Albert, le valet de chambre
Jean Bellanger ...
L'employé des wagons-lits
Liliane Chenevière
Robert Dalban ...
Michel Etcheverry ...
Van Nelden, le collectionneur
Jean Galland ...
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Gisèle Grandpré ...
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Harold Kay ...
Henri
Hubert de Lapparent ...
Le consul de France à Florence
Paul Muller ...
L'attaché du consulat de France à Florence
Ginette Pigeon ...
Agnès - l'infirmière
Anne Valon
Michel Vocoret ...
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1919: le lieutenant André Laroche est en convalescence pour une blessure qu'il a essuyée alors qu'il était aviateur pendant la guerre mondiale. A l'hôpital, il fit la connaissance de la belle Aurélia Valéano, une roumaine, et entre les deux une sympathie naît. Puisqu'il estime d'être guéri, André s'en va et La Ballu arrive à le convaincre à reprendre son ancienne profession. Laroche, en effet, est le célèbre Arsène Lupin. Mais Lupin est utilisé par La Ballu et il se retrouve impliqué malgré lui dans la recherche du trésor de l'ordre de la toison d'or, disputé entre France et Empire austro-hongrois. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Robert Lamoureux deals with an impostor
22 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found "Signé: Arsène Lupin" (1959) to be a charming film, very nicely put together and, it now occurs to me, having some krimi flavor. The film looks great in widescreen black and white, using locations to advantage. While the Lupin character is generally witty and light-hearted, this film generally does not interject comic relief of the obvious sort, no buffoons and that is good. I was familiar with Alida Valli, of course, but really no one else. The male leads projected their characters well. They are first Robert Lamoureux as Lupin, a confident, clever, bold non-violent thief who steals from only the undeserving rich stuffed shirts. He has eluded police for years under another identity. Upon returning from war in 1919, he is confronted with thefts of Flemish paintings being done under his name. This simply will not do! He sets out to deal with the theft ring.

Lupin's butler is played by Jacques Dufilho, an efficient, loyal and formidable assistant. Lupin has a foe in Yves Robert who directed this film. A young man with a vast knowledge of Lupin has penned some articles about him, and he's played by Roger Dumas.

I've seen this film classified as noir, and it does just about make it into that category. However, the story is more buoyant than most noir. tales.

The movie has a number of well-turned and delightful sequences that involve tight spots and escapes and a puzzle that Lupin solves.


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