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French filmmaker Rene Clement presents Alan Delon as a petty criminal on the run from the underground. On the Rivera, he seeks refuge in a flophouse whose soup line is served by Jane Fonda and Lola Albright. The two women move him to a Gothic mansion owned by Albright, a millionaires with a Salvation Army complex. Fonda, her cousin, is hot for him and repeatedly attempts to seduce him while someone is attempting to poison him; and his murderous former associates have got wind of his whereabouts. Written by
Romantic and suspenseful triangle between Delon , Albright and Fonda
A French playboy named Marc(Alain Delon) seduces the spouse of an American gangster who sends his hoodlums after him . Marc on the run from the mobsters terminates on the French Riviera . He hides out by becoming the chauffeur to rich heir named Barbara(Lola Albright) at the Ghotic château that is also where he knows her niece(Jane Fonda)working as servant and continuously tries to seduce him. Meanwhile the goons have got his whereabout.
This intriguing film also titled¨ The love cage¨ contains suspense, noir drama, romance,thrills and splendid acting. Strong main cast formed by Alain Delon, actor most used in Rene Clement films (Blazing sun, Joy of living, Is Paris burning ?), furthermore the American actresses as an attractive mature Lola Albright and a gorgeous Jane Fonda who is always hot for him. As trivia to detach the secondary appearance of George Gaynes, the famous commandant Lassard from Academy Police series. Thrilling and exciting script based on novel titled ¨Joy house¨ by Day Keene. However the argument is a little complicated and full of plot twists. Adequate cinematography in white and black by magnificent cameraman Henry Decae. Atmospheric soundtrack with catching leitmotif by Lalo Schifrin, a classical musician from the 60s and 70s, even today composing . The picture is well realized by Rene Clement . He's an expert on thrillers(Baby sitter, House under the trees, Rider on the rain) and WWII films(Is Paris burning?,The damned, Battle of the rails), resulting to be his best one titled ¨Forbidden games¨. Rating: Good and better than average. This nice movie will appeal to Alain Delon and Jane Fonda fans.
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