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The Dictator's Guns (1965)
"L'arme à gauche" (original title)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  18 June 1965 (France)
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Jacques Cournot, a freelance skipper, is hired by Mr Hendrix in Santo Domingo, first of all to advise him regarding the acquisition of a sailing boat. After a thorough inspection of a ... See full summary »

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Jacques Cournot
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Rae Osborne
Leo Gordon ...
Morrison
Alberto de Mendoza ...
Hugo Hendrix
Antonio Martín ...
Ruiz
Jean-Claude Bercq ...
Avery
Antonio Casas
Ángel del Pozo
José Jaspe
Jack E. Leonard ...
Keefer (as Jack Leonard)
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Jacques Cournot, a freelance skipper, is hired by Mr Hendrix in Santo Domingo, first of all to advise him regarding the acquisition of a sailing boat. After a thorough inspection of a prospective vessel, the "Dragoon", Cournot reports his positive appraisal to Mr Hendrix and initiates the negotiations with Mrs Osborne, the owner of the craft. Barely a couple of days later, Cournot finds himself in a bind as the police questions him about the exact kind of cruise he was supposed to organize for his principal. For the "Dragoon" is gone; Mr Hendrix has disappeared; Mrs Osborne is not aware of any deal; and the corpses of mysterious individuals, victims of a violent death, are found on the beaches of Santo Domingo. Written by Eduardo Casais <casaise@acm.org>

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French visa # 29612 delivered on 18-6-1965. See more »

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Quality hokum
4 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Tough guy Lino Ventura gets mixed up with a gang of piratical gunrunners in the Caribbean, along with a sexy heiress (Sylva Koscina) whose yacht they've stolen, and the heiress's ex-husband. What it boils down to is a prolonged stand-off between Ventura and the bad guys aboard the stranded yacht.

Given his later work, it's hard to believe Claude Sautet used to make this kind of film. Nevertheless, he proves himself highly adept at the genre, setting up the action scenes with great efficiency. In one terrific sequence, Ventura is dragging the boat's anchor along the sea bed, periodically coming up for air while a marksman is taking potshots at him from the shore. Impressive, too, is the way Sautet fleshes out even the minor characters to give them more depth than you would expect in a movie of this sort.


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