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

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Release Date:
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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French Producer Bar Dies
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On DVD: "Joy House," "The Witman Boys"
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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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43 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Threesome, in the best possible way, 29 December 2004
Author: abelardo64 from United States

I can tell why Delon and Fonda were the wet dreams of the previous generation but nobody ever mention Lola Albright to me. She is exquisite, she exudes an European kind of thing and yet she's totally American. A cross between Doris Day and Ava Gardner. The film is a delight. A sexy thriller soaking in a sticky, tingly atmosphere. I've seen the English and the original French version. Go for the French, the adaptation of the dialogue in English is silly and pretentious. Although I don't like the idea of remakes this is one lends itself beautifully for a juicy rehash. I have a brilliant idea about how to update it, not to mention, how to cast it and as far as a director is concerned, I know the perfect one. I, of course, don't intend to reveal a thing here, you may steal the idea and strike a deal with Miramax.

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