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The Finger Man (1962)
"Le doulos" (original title)

 -  Crime | Thriller  -  2 March 1964 (USA)
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Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, and steals the loot of a break-in. He is also preparing a house-breaking, and his friend ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jean Desailly ...
Commissaire Clain
René Lefèvre ...
Gilbert Varnove (as René Lefevre)
Marcel Cuvelier ...
Un inspecteur
Philippe March ...
Jean (as Aimé De March)
Fabienne Dali ...
Fabienne
Monique Hennessy ...
Thérèse
Carl Studer ...
Kern
Christian Lude ...
Le docteur
Jacques De Leon ...
Armand
Jacques Léonard ...
Un inspecteur (as Jack Leonard)
Paulette Breil ...
Anita
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Remy
Charles Bayard ...
Le vieil homme
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Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, and steals the loot of a break-in. He is also preparing a house-breaking, and his friend Silien brings him the needed equipment. But Silien is a police informer ... A movie whose "all characters are two-faced, all characters are false", according to director Jean-Pierre Melville. Written by Yepok

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Crime | Thriller

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2 March 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doulos: The Finger Man  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,362 (USA) (29 June 2007)

Gross:

$82,772 (USA) (4 January 2008)
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In this profession one always ends up a tramp or with a few bullets in one's body.
1 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An interesting film noir that has all the elements one would expect of the gems of the 40s and 50s made in Hollywood: trench coat, hat, and gun.

Serge Reggiani is Maurice. Just released from prison, it is not long before he is set up by his supposed friend Silien (Jean-Paul Belmondo).

The cops are looking for who shot one of their own and who shot a fence. There is a lot of double crossing going on among the thieves.

The look and feel of the film is spectacular. The big cars, the scenes, the great music: it all works to make for an excellent noir experience.

The ending really surprises in a way I did not expect. Well, if I expected it, it wouldn't be a surprise would it? Just when everything gets tied together, it all comes undone again.

Damn, the music was perfect.


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