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Joy House (1964)
"Les félins" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  November 1964 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Schneider
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Del Negro ...
Mick (as Negro)
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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 alfiehitchie

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When the car with two people goes over the cliff in the convertible, you can clearly see that only one person (the driver) is in the car. See more »

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Theme From Joy House (Just Call Me Love Bird)
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Marvelously plotted, colorfully acted thriller on the Riviera...
8 April 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

From Day Keene's novel about a handsome gigolo in Paris, on the run from murderous thugs hired by the husband of one his conquests, who takes refuge at a religious shelter; there, he meets and becomes employed by a wealthy, mysterious widow who lives in a Neo-Gothic castle on the Riviera. Why she picked him to be her chauffeur--and why she orders two identical uniforms for him--is just part of the mystery. Director René Clément keeps this twisty, skeletons-in-the-closet potboiler engrossing, with incredulous Alain Delon in constant jeopardy. Lola Albright is intriguing as his benefactor, while young Jane Fonda is wry and funny as Lola's sex-starved cousin who falls in lust with Delon (who struggles with his English, though this is shrugged off with amusing swagger). Flashy technique, expressive black-and-white cinematography by Henri Decaë, lovely score by Lalo Schifrin, and many clever turns of the screw. *** from ****


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