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Any Number Can Win (1963)

Mélodie en sous-sol (original title)
Charles (Jean Gabin), a sixtyish career criminal fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability. He enlists a former cellmate, Francis (Alain Delon)... See full summary »

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Claude Cerval ...
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Viviane Romance ...
Ginette
Henri Virlojeux ...
Mario (as Henri Virlogeux)
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Le barman
José Luis de Vilallonga ...
M. Grimp (as José-Luis de Vilallonga)
Rita Cadillac ...
Liliane
Jimmy Davis ...
Sam
Dominique Davray ...
Léone
Dora Doll ...
Countess Doublianoff
Germaine Montero ...
Mme Verlot (as Germaine Montéro)
Maurice Biraud ...
Louis Naudin
Carla Marlier ...
Brigitte
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Charles (Jean Gabin), a sixtyish career criminal fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability. He enlists a former cellmate, Francis (Alain Delon), to assist him in pulling off one final score, a carefully planned assault on the vault of a Cannes casino. Bad luck and Francis's lack of professionalism set the caper maddeningly askew, and the stolen cash resurfaces in an unexpected manner. Written by Michael Krugman <myriad@panix.com>

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The entire heist sequence lasts 26 and half minutes, and has very little dialogue. See more »

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Theme from Any Number Can Win
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Nervous and full of tension
8 July 2001 | by (Soucht, France) – See all my reviews

An old gangster (Jean Gabin) wants to plan a last robbery before retiring. He asks a young man (Alain Demon) met in jail for a partner. The story may look classical but it's played very fine. The most interesting thing in this movie is the dialogue by Michel Audiard. It's amazing ! As good as ever, so watch this film in french language.

It's also the farewell to an old world which disappears little by little because the time of old gangsters is over. It's also funny to hear the characters talk in french postwar slang language.


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