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Joy House (1964)

Les félins (original title)
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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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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He loved as if his life depended on it... and it did! See more »

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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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Featured in Filmmaking on the Riviera (1964) See more »

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Theme From Joy House (Just Call Me Love Bird)
Written by Lalo Schifrin & Peggy Lee
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A must for fans of the suspense film
5 August 2005 | by (Columbia, S. Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

Despite the naysayers, I count "Les Felins" among my all-time favorites. Hey, we're talking of a thriller that was made over 40 years ago ! Lalo Schiffrin's introductory bass riff is as suspenseful as it is masterful.

The actors may not have been at their best in 1964 but IMHO they still did a helluva good job with the plot (French Riviera playboy Delon seduces Mob boss' wife; he tells his men, "Bring me back his head!"; Delon is forced into hiding and ends up a prisoner of the sexy ladies who help him escape the Mob.

I have not seen the English version but would like to get a copy of the French version with English subtitles.


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