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Any Number Can Win (1963)
"Mélodie en sous-sol" (original title)

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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)... See full summary »

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Charles
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Francis Verlot
Claude Cerval ...
Le commissaire de police
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
Music by Michel Magne
Piano Solo
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The skillful,efficient,sly Gabin takes to task his young associate
24 August 2006 | by (CGSM,Soseaua Nationala 49) – See all my reviews

Verneuil made a nice,rather banal career with decent,unambitious "american movies" like this one,and also he became almost respected.I grant this was,anyway,somehow better,and surely more entertaining than his previous,French-populist phase.I guess I have seen some 8 of his films (Le Mouton a Cinq Pattes,Des gens sans importance,Un singe en Hiver,Mélodie en sous-sol ,Le Clan Des Siciliens,Le Serpent ,I Comme Icare,Les Morfalous );I grant some of them are rather good;I do not consider them extraordinary. But I think no one does.

I've seen I Comme Icare when I was 12 years,in '90.I've liked much Le Serpent .

"Melodie ..." is well-paced,sympathetic,clean,honest,and,above all, suspenseful.All it has to offer are its two leads,and that's not little.

Don't expect Ocean's Eleven ,yet.

Gabin has a honorary role in "Melodie ...",and not only his,but all the roles are simply epic conventions--no characterization at all.


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