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Action Man (1967)

Le soleil des voyous (original title)
| Crime, Drama | 1969 (USA)
Sophisticated crook talks ex-crook and now respectable business man into one last caper. This highly planned and well executed crime goes off without a hitch until rival bad guys want a piece of the action.

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Denis Farrand
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Jim Beckley
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Betty
Jean Topart ...
Monsieur Henri
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Maurice Labrousse
Lucienne Bogaert ...
Old woman
Georges Aminel ...
Le commissaire Leduc
Albert Michel ...
Gaston
Henri Coutet ...
Le vigile
Bernard Musson ...
M. Goulette
Pierre Koulak ...
Ange Peresi
Mino Doro ...
Luigi Savani
Bob Ingarao ...
Un complice
Carlo Nell ...
Un malfrat
Pierre Moncorbier ...
Le client ivre (as Moncorbier)
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Sophisticated crook talks ex-crook and now respectable business man into one last caper. This highly planned and well executed crime goes off without a hitch until rival bad guys want a piece of the action.

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Crime | Drama

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(Westrex Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Bloody Grandma
25 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

An anachronism.The derivative screenplay is never exciting ,bearing more than a distant resemblance to Becker's "Touchez Pas Au Grisbi".(1954).Besides,Gabin is a restaurateur again ,like he was in Duvivier's classic "Voici Le Temps Des Assassins"(1956) where Lucienne Bogaert was one of the villains (she's here the evil gangster's ma).And one should add that Jean Delannoy ,who had been a talented director ,whatever the Nouvelle Vague's view on that matter,was in 1967 the ghost of himself.Casting Robert Stack was not really an injection of fresh blood in a hackneyed story .If the American actor was not dubbed ,hats off to the untouchable for his French is perfect.Robert Stack reportedly said he wanted to work with Truffaut and he had to make do with Delannoy.Suzanne Flon is wasted and Margaret Lee has no screen presence. This flick belongs to the fifties.


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