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Marcel Jullian (adaptation) (dialogue)
Jean-Paul Guibert (adaptation)
Release Date:
16 May 1968 (West Germany) See more »
Françoise looks like a sexy kitten by day, but is a silent she-wolf by night, making very clever robberies of gold jewels. Despite the interest, and competition, from Bruno, she ends a lonely she-wolf. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Danièle Gaubert ... Françoise Tilmont, dite la Louve
Michel Duchaussoy ... Bruno

Julien Guiomar ... Durieux
Carole Lebel ... Olga
Albert Simono ... Evrard (as Simono)
Sacha Pitoëff ... Saratoga
Rémy Longa ... Robert
François Maistre ... Davenport
Maurice Sarfati ... Silvio
Maurice Teynac ... Stanmore
B.W. Husson ... Madame Stanmore
Jacqueline Staup ... Melissa
Jacques Brunet ... Hans
Serge Merlin ... Silvio

Directed by
Edouard Logereau 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Paul Guibert  adaptation
Marcel Jullian  adaptation (dialogue)
Edouard Logereau  adaptation
Albert Sainte-Aube  novel

Produced by
Robert Dorfmann .... producer
Jean-Paul Guibert .... producer
Original Music by
Francis Lai 
Cinematography by
Roland Pontoizeau 
Film Editing by
Jacqueline Thiédot 
Production Design by
René Renoux 
Makeup Department
Odette Berroyer .... makeup artist
Production Management
Antoine Compin .... unit manager
Chantal Larouette .... unit manager
Jacques Pignier .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Louis van Belle .... assistant director
Art Department
Roger Joint .... set dresser
Eric Moulard .... assistant production designer
Marcel Vantieghem .... property master
Sound Department
Raymond Gauguier .... sound
Guy Maillet .... boom operator
Odile Astie .... stunt performer
Gipsy Bouglione .... stunt performer
Claude Carliez .... stunt coordinator
Michèle Delacroix .... stunt performer
Jean Falloux .... stunt coordinator
Geneviève Lefèvre .... stunt performer
Eric Vasberg .... stunt performer
Daniel Vérité .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Raoul Foulon .... still photographer
Yann Le Masson .... camera operator
Charlet Recors .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paulette Breil .... costumer
Editorial Department
Michèle Amsellem .... assistant editor (as Michèle Ansellem)
Music Department
Christian Gaubert .... orchestrator
Other crew
Huguette Gras .... production secretary
Ariane Litaize .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"La louve solitaire" - France (original title)
"The Lone She Wolf" - International (English title)
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West Germany:96 min
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Pussyfoot, 12 August 2006
Author: VincentElgar from United Kingdom

La Louve Solitaire, which I saw as "Golden Claws of Cat Girl" (a title worthy of ten stars alone), stars stunning redhead Danielle Gaubert as trapeze artist turned cat burglar Françoise. There's more than a little hint of Nikita in the way Françoise is forced to work for the government after being caught red-handed on a job and one can't help but wonder whether Luc Besson saw this before making that movie. Assisted by undercover agent and gifted lip-reader Bruno (Michel Duchaussoy), Françoise undertakes a daring heist to help nail a drug trafficking gang. Complications inevitably ensue.

The heist sequence is reasonably well-done and is the highlight of this fairly obscure little movie which suffers badly from an uneven tone. Whereas Françoise has all the makings of a comic book heroine – a sexy, catsuit-clad superthief with remarkable acrobatic abilities - La Louve Solitaire is a grey, gloomy movie. Françoise is too cold and remote a character to empathise with and the script lacks the snap and humour that would have brought her flirtations with Bruno to life. Danielle Gaubert certainly looks the part, but her glacial beauty was put to far better use in Radley Metzger's 'Camille 2000'.

Aficionados of 1960s interior design might like to check out Franciose's apartment, but others should check out Mario Bava's Diabolik instead - a movie which has the humour and sparkle La Louve Solitaire desperately lacks. 4/10.

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