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Les félins
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Joy House (1964) More at IMDbPro »Les félins (original title)

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November 1964 (USA) See more »
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French filmmaker Rene Clement presents Alan Delon as a petty criminal on the run from the underground... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jane Fonda ... Melinda

Alain Delon ... Marc

Lola Albright ... Barbara

Sorrell Booke ... Harry
Carl Studer ... Loftus
André Oumansky ... Vincent
Arthur Howard ... Father Nielson

George Gaynes
Annette Poivre ... Employee
Berett Arcaya ... Diana
Marc Mazza ... The Corsican
Jacques Bézard ... Napoleon
Jean-Pierre Honoré ... Schneider
Georges Douking ... Clochard (as Douking)
Del Negro ... Mick (as Negro)

Directed by
René Clément 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
René Clément 
Pascal Jardin  dialogue
Pascal Jardin  screenplay
Day Keene  novel "Joy House"
Charles Williams  dialogue
Charles Williams  screenplay

Produced by
Jacques Bar .... producer
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
Cinematography by
Henri Decaë 
Film Editing by
Fedora Zincone 
Production Design by
Jean André 
Costume Design by
Pierre Balmain 
Makeup Department
Alex Archambault .... hair stylist
Aïda Carange .... makeup artist
Production Management
Léon Sanz .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Costa-Gavras .... assistant director
Bernard Paul .... assistant director
Art Department
Robert André .... assistant decorator
Eugène Roman .... assistant decorator
Sound Department
Antoine Bonfanti .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Alain Douarinou .... camera operator
Victor Rodrigue .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Catherine Gascuel .... assistant editor
Music Department
Lalo Schifrin .... conductor
Roger Guerin .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Raymond Guiot .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Pierre Michelot .... musician: Basses (uncredited)
Jean-Michel Pou-Dubois .... music engineer (uncredited)
Lalo Schifrin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Michel Choquet .... general manager
Yvette Vérité .... script girl

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les félins" - France (original title)
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97 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (re-rating) (2006) | Sweden:15 | West Germany:18 (original rating)

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Revealing mistakes: 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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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Probably Clement's best thriller..., 29 April 2006
Author: dbdumonteil

...only "Plein Soleil" ("Purple noon" -the talented M.Ripley first version- ,a first Delon/Clement collaboration ,is superior.

The director's other thrillers were marred by unbearable metaphysical pretensions ("La Maison Sous les Arbres" " la Course du Lièvre à Travers Champs" "Babysitter" ...)which the use of American actors did not help.

A black and white film ,a strange choice for a story which takes place in a luxury mansion on the Cote d'Azur ,the cinematography is in direct contrast to that of "Plein Soleil" .Whereas the former work was often filmed in open air ,at sea,in "les felins " ,we almost never go out of the Fonda/Albright's place.The screenplay is absorbing ,a la Boileau-Narcejac (who wrote "Diabolique" and "Vertigo" ) and the suspense is sustained throughout the story. (I particularly dig the scenes with the car at the end).

It was actually René Clément's last good movie.All that follows is virtually disposable.

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