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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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Referenced in The Very Very Big Company (2008) See more »

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Theme from Any Number Can Win
Music by Michel Magne
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Another Great French Heist Movie
26 April 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After a long period in jail, Charles (Jean Gabin) returns home and does not accept the plan of his wife Ginette (Viviane Romance) of moving to the countryside for a quieter life. He plots the heist of a casino and invites his young cell mate Francis (Alain Delon) and his brother-in-law to participate. The check-in two different hotels posing of millionaire and Charles' plan works perfectly. But when Charles finds that Francis has compromised his plan with a silly attitude, things go wrong.

"Mélodie en sous-sol" is another great French heist movie with Jean Gabin and Alain Delon. The story is well-developed and the ironic conclusion is very tense. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Os Gangsters da Casaca" ("The Gentlemen Gangsters")


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