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Cloportes (1965)
"La métamorphose des cloportes" (original title)

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Three little criminals get a tip for a great coup with lots of money in it. Unfortunately they lack the starting funds to buy the required welding torch. So they persuade their successful ... See full summary »

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Alphonse Maréchal
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Edmond
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Catherine Verdier
Maurice Biraud ...
Arthur
Georges Géret ...
Rouquemoute
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Tonton
Françoise Rosay ...
Gertrude
Annie Fratellini ...
Léone
Norman Bart ...
Un visiteur de la galerie
Georges Blaness ...
Omar
Dorothée Blanck ...
Une fille à l'hôtel particulier (as Dorothée Blank)
Jean-Pierre Caussade ...
(as J.P. Caussade)
Marcel Charvey ...
Un visiteur de la galerie
François Dalou ...
2nd Inspector
Michel Dacquin ...
Un barman de boîte de nuit (as Michel Daquin)
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Three little criminals get a tip for a great coup with lots of money in it. Unfortunately they lack the starting funds to buy the required welding torch. So they persuade their successful colleague Alphonse to join their team. But the well thought-out coup fails, and Alphonse is the only one of them who ends up in jail for several years. When he's released, he's out for revenge. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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At a pinch,for the actors.
28 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

One of Pierre-Granier Deferre's first efforts,"la métamorphose des cloportes" boasts a good cast:Charles Aznavour,Lino Ventura,Pierre Brasseur and in a small part,Françoise Rosay as Gertrude who provides the men with the "tools" they need for their "job' (break-ins ).It's not a film noir,by a long shot,but an unpretentious harmless little comedy which sometimes works -Ventura in jail watching the 1960/61/62/63/64 news-and sometimes does not -Aznavour disguised as a guru:he was ahead of the 1967 summer of love craze though-.

The great pre-nouvelle vague directors (Duvivier,Cayatte,Autant-Lara et al) were no longer forces to be reckoned with and their successors -non new wave young directors that is- such as Granier-Deferre and De La Patellière - were not up to scratch.

Two Granier-Deferre's movies which deserve to be watched: "le chat" (1970) thanks to the fabulous Jean Gabin/Simone Signoret team,and "une étrange affaire" (1981) .


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