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Bay of Angels (1963)
"La baie des anges" (original title)

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Jean is a clerk in a bank. His colleague Caron is a gambler and gives him the virus. In the casinos, Jean meets Jackie. Their love affair will follow their luck at the roulette.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Jacqueline 'Jackie' Demaistre
Claude Mann ...
Jean Fournier
Paul Guers ...
Caron
Henri Nassiet ...
M. Fournier - le père de Jean
André Certes ...
Le direteur de la banque
Nicole Chollet ...
Marthe
Georges Alban
Conchita Parodi ...
L'hôtelière
Jacques Moreau
André Canter
Jean-Pierre Lorrain
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Jean is a clerk in a bank. His colleague Caron is a gambler and gives him the virus. In the casinos, Jean meets Jackie. Their love affair will follow their luck at the roulette. Written by Yepok

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roulette | luck | gambler | casino | bank | See more »

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A stirring journey into the nightmare of a woman driven by a strange passion.

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Drama | Romance

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1 March 1963 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bay of Angels  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,698 (USA) (30 November 2001)

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$85,840 (USA) (20 September 2002)
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Finnish censorship visa # 65992 delivered on 24-7-1963. See more »

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Greatest sin of them all - not on video!
12 September 2003 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I was chilled to the bone, and mesmerized, by the dark crime of M (1931). Then, in the double-feature session, the 15-y-o boy trespassing as a 17-y-o, quickly changed his temperature when the 'great sinner' Jeanne Moreau appeared on La Baie des Anges (1963). «Actress Moreau forcefully demonstrates the verve, style and flamboyant femaless that make her the envy of European sex symbols much greener in years and cooler in blood. Her wicked, winning presence has saved a bad movie from utter oblivion, and at 36 she knows how to turn Bay of the Angels into a one woman show.» So wrote a reviewer (Time, November 27, 1964), and I couldn't put it better; I'm now copying this from my typewritten notes - no photocopier at home, then. That young boy would never enter a casino in his life due to this film, and he tried to see all the films starring Jeanne Moreau. I'm a winner on two counts, by money not given away to casino owners, and by a plethora of good films that were saved from oblivion by this great woman, and actress.


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