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The Counterfeiters of Paris (1961)

Le cave se rebiffe (original title)
"Le Dabe" retired many years ago and now he lives in the Tropics where he owns stables and horses. He is a very rich man. He was the king of all money counterfeiters. He is contacted from ... See full summary »

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Ferdinand Maréchal dit 'Le Dabe'
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Solange Mideau
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Madame Pauline
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Charles Lepicard
Frank Villard ...
Eric Masson (as Franck Villard)
Maurice Biraud ...
Robert Mideau
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Lucas Malvoisin
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Léa Lepicard
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L'inspecteur de police Martin
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L'inspecteur Maffeux - de la Brigade des Moeurs
Albert Dinan ...
Le commissaire Rémy
Heinrich Gretler ...
Tauchmann
Charles Bouillaud ...
Un graveur
Hélène Dieudonné ...
Madame Mattia - la concierge
Clara Gansard ...
Georgette
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"Le Dabe" retired many years ago and now he lives in the Tropics where he owns stables and horses. He is a very rich man. He was the king of all money counterfeiters. He is contacted from Paris to organize a new job. He says no. But when he finds out the the currency that should be counterfeited is the Dutch florin, he accepts immediately. He retired after having counterfeited 100 florin notes just before the Queen Wilhelmina retired them from circulation. He flies to Paris. But the gang is not to be trusted, at least not all of them. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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17 July 1962 (USA)  »

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The scenes taking place in South America were in fact shot in Normandy because Jean Gabin refused to go outside France. See more »

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Fine distribution of actors, many laughs
21 February 2008 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Someone made me discovered this film emphasizing on the beautiful dialogs and the strong performance of Mr Jean Gabin. Being a huge fan of the film makers next greater success' "les tontons flingueurs", I was not reluctant at all to watch this movie. These aging gangster movies play with the morals of that earlier time. Subsequently it's OK to cheat on your husband and to have your house in a former "bordel" and of course all your long time friends are geniuses in the world of crime. The viewer enjoys a nice feeling of coolness and simplicity watching the actors displaying their lives. The introduction to the characters is also very interesting, allowing Mr Gabin a honorable entry in the plot. And of course each character has his own memorable quotes : *[...] and if I went on with psychoanalysis, I'd say he's the king of fools!". * "- In pure theory how much could we hope for with that counterfeit? - 20 years! Profit splits, imprisonment adds up" I would not want to finish this review without raising my hat to Bernard Blier, a huge "supporting actor with the charisma of a main character". His nonchalant act is great and honest. He belongs to the few artists who know how to catch your attention with an indescribable magnetism. Hope you enjoy it too.


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