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The Counterfeiters of Paris (1961)
"Le cave se rebiffe" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  17 July 1962 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Ferdinand Maréchal dit 'Le Dabe'
Martine Carol ...
Solange Mideau
Françoise Rosay ...
Madame Pauline
Bernard Blier ...
Charles Lepicard
Frank Villard ...
Eric Masson (as Franck Villard)
Maurice Biraud ...
Robert Mideau
Antoine Balpêtré ...
Lucas Malvoisin
Ginette Leclerc ...
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 ...
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 Holland Forint, he accepts immediately. He retired after having counterfeited 100 Forint 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 Master Forger Comes to Town
6 May 2006 | by (Potomac, Maryland, United States) – See all my reviews

It has been many years since I saw this film, and I keep hoping I will run into it again somewhere. I was struck by two unusual aspects.

First, the film appears to show considerable detail about the actual production of counterfeit Dutch currency, almost as if it were a step by step introduction for aspiring forgers of the 1960s.

Second, Jean Gabin as the master forger does not simply outwit the local police and leave his would-be accomplices empty-handed, but then calmly makes for the airport with a suitcase full of real currency. Like a businessman who has had a satisfying overseas trip, he settles back without a care in the world while his plane wafts him to some tropical paradise where there will be no pesky European police to ask questions.

All in a good week's work, the film seems to conclude.


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