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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
Françoise Rosay ...
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
Robert Dalban ...
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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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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Great dialogue, great actors
18 July 2006 | by (Versailles, France) – See all my reviews

Le Cave se rebiffe is one of my favorite movies of all times. With an impeccable cast (Jean Gabin, Bernard Blier and Maurice Biraud among others)and an excellent story to go along things can't go anything but right. Add to that the dialogs from Michel Audiard and voilà! a masterpiece.

This movie contains two of my favorite Audiard one liners, I'll try and translate for non French-speaking members: - About Eric, Jean Gabin says: "If stupidity could be measured, he'd serve as a yardstick for it" - Talking with Maurice Biraud: "To deny your own talents makes it easier for mediocre people to succeed".

Real funny stuff, but also things to think about.


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