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Le glaive et la balance (1963)

A boy is kidnapped and murdered on the French Riviera. The police, who had watched the delivery of the ransom to TWO men give chase once they determine that the boy is dead. The police ... See full summary »

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Johnny Parsons
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Jean-Philippe Prévost
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François Corbier
Pascale Audret ...
Agnès
Anne Tonietti ...
Christine Prévost
Marie Déa ...
Mme Winter
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Simone Darbon
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Le procureur
Jacques Monod ...
Le commissaire Pranzini
Henri Vilbert ...
Un juré
Lou Bennett ...
The Lou Bennett and Kenny Clark Jazz Combo
Paul Amiot ...
Un homme
Teddy Bilis ...
Un juré
Claude Cerval ...
Plouzenec
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A boy is kidnapped and murdered on the French Riviera. The police, who had watched the delivery of the ransom to TWO men give chase once they determine that the boy is dead. The police never lose sight of the TWO men who flee on a speedboat and run into an old lighthouse after landing. However, when the police surrounds the lighthouse, THREE men come out, each one claiming that he was there on a stroll and the following investigation can not determine who is lying. The three men are put on trial, but the jury finds them innocent, because they can not determine which two are guilty. Summary justice is made by a mob when the three men leave the court after their acquittal. Written by Ricardo Zucca <zucca@vcnet.com>

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1 February 1963 (France)  »

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one is innocent, but who?
21 May 2008 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The plot of this film is so good, that so many years after when people start talking about interesting films I keep on telling it. Tony Perkins, Jean Claude Brialy and Renato Salvatori were quite famous stars in 1963, and here they are three playboy types in the Riviera who would wear what was fashionable at that time, if my memory does not fail me, a long sleeved dark polo shirt, and light colored jeans. When a boy is kidnapped and murdered the police can see two men wearing this outfit but finally when they find them, three men come out dressed alike. One of them is innocent, but who? Through flashbacks the film tells their different stories, where each one relates how he saw the others conspiring.


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