MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,799 this week

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

 -  Crime | Drama  -  18 June 1965 (France)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 238 users  
Reviews: 3 user

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (adaptation), 5 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

Vus
a list of 1799 titles
created 30 Mar 2012
 
a list of 2889 titles
created 05 Dec 2012
 
a list of 250 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 39 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Dictator's Guns (1965)

The Dictator's Guns (1965) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Dictator's Guns.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Released from prison apparently under a New Year amnesty, a criminal tries to pick up the threads of a life changed not only by his daring plan to rob a jewellers in out-of-season Cannes ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Lino Ventura, Françoise Fabian, Charles Gérard
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.

Director: Claude Sautet
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart, André Dussollier
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Denys de La Patellière
Stars: Hardy Krüger, Lino Ventura, Maurice Biraud
Garde à vue (1981)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Lino Ventura, Michel Serrault, Romy Schneider
Second Breath (1966)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Gustave Minda, better known as Gu, a dangerous gangster, escapes from jail. He goes to Paris to join Manouche and other friends, and get involved in a gangland killing. Before leaving the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Raymond Pellegrin
Le Rapace (1968)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Vera Cruz, 1938. "Le Rital", a tough French hit man, agrees to serve Mexican revolutionaries who want to replace the current President by Chico, an insecure young bourgeois that they intend... See full summary »

Director: José Giovanni
Stars: Lino Ventura, Rosa Furman, Aurora Clavel
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An aging, world-weary gangster is double-crossed and forced out of retirement when his best friend is kidnapped and their stash of eight stolen gold bars demanded as ransom.

Director: Jacques Becker
Stars: Jean Gabin, René Dary, Dora Doll
To Skin a Spy (1966)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Jacques Deray
Stars: Lino Ventura, Jean Bouise, Marilù Tolo
Cloportes (1965)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three little criminals get a tip for a great coup with lots of money in it. Unfortunately they lack the starting funds to buy the required welding torch. So they persuade their successful ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre
Stars: Lino Ventura, Charles Aznavour, Irina Demick
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre
Stars: Lino Ventura, Patrick Dewaere, Victor Lanoux
Comedy | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A cold-war spy parody. After the death of an armaments manufacturer, an international group of spies is drawn into a high-stakes battle of wits to obtain the valuable military patents which... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Lino Ventura, Francis Blanche, Bernard Blier
Rum Runners (1971)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In the prohibition years, the 'rumrunners' travel through the Caribbean Sea with the forbidden liquor barely escaping the ship patrols. While on the run, one of the bootleggers falls in ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Enrico
Stars: Lino Ventura, Brigitte Bardot, Bill Travers
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Jacques Cournot
...
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)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

| |

Release Date:

18 June 1965 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Dictator's Guns  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 5,849,871 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

Featured in Claude Sautet or the Invisible Magic (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Dictator's Guns (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?