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The Black Monocle (1961)
"Le monocle noir" (original title)

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The Marquis de Villemaur reunite stranges visitors in his Castle, to meet a survivor of the 3rd Reich. There is an Italian fascist ; Heinrich, a German ; Matthias, a russian ; and Dromard, a blind French war hero, with a black monocle.

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Paul Meurisse ...
Elga Andersen ...
Martha
Bernard Blier ...
Commissaire Tournmire
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le marquis de Villemaur
Jacques Marin ...
Trochu
Jacques Dufilho ...
Charvet, le guide
Albert Rémy ...
Mérignac - le bibliothécaire
Nico Pepe ...
Brozzi
Raymond Meunier ...
Raymond
Raoul Saint-Yves ...
Jean
Catherine Sola ...
Monique
Marie Dubois ...
Bénédicte de Villemaur
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Heinrich
Lutz Gabor ...
Mathias
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The Marquis de Villemaur reunite stranges visitors in his Castle, to meet a survivor of the 3rd Reich. There is an Italian fascist ; Heinrich, a German ; Matthias, a russian ; and Dromard, a blind French war hero, with a black monocle.

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One eyed commander
24 February 2011 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The castle of Villemaur is a tourist attraction. As the story begins, a guided visit is being conducted for some visitors. It is a well preserved building, but unknown to the casual eye, it harbors a Nazi war criminal that is trying to evade justice. The marquis of Villemaur gathers some former allies whose loyalties are with the evil force that caused so much harm during the war. Unknown to him, his own daughter is seeing a Russian, who is after one of the most sought after German.

Among the people that gather with the marquis, is Dromard, a man wearing a black monocle on his good eye. In fact Dromard has infiltrated the select group. He works closely with Commisaire Tourmire in their quest to apprehend this evil man. Dromard and his good friend Trochu will get involved in finding their man. Secret areas of the castle are perfect for the group in where to hide, but justice will prevail.

Georges Lautner directed the film, that seems to have been based on the character of Dromard, a suave detective-like man. Several films were based on the novels of Remy, adapted for the movies by Jacques Robert and Pierre Larroche. Paul Meurisse appears as the man with the monocle, as his disguise. Bertrand Blier is Tourmire. Jacques Marin, an actor whose presence appeared in many American films is good as Trochu. The lovely Elsa Andersen adds her beauty to the film.


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