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Marcel Jullian (adaptation) (dialogue)
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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
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Cat burglar in black tights., 17 August 2014
Author: dbdumonteil

"La Louve solitaire" was first a series of novels,then a comic strip ,which ,like "Diabolik" was "strictly for adults " before being transferred to the screen for a movie which seems more appreciated abroad than in its native France .

André Saint-Aube ,who created the character ,was probably inspired by Louis Feuillade's heroine ,Musidora ,who,in "les Vampires" (1915),wandered on the roofs of Paris in black tights ;on the other hand,as an user pointed out,Luc Besson was certainly inspired by the beginning of the movie (La Louve framed and forced to work for the government) to create "Nikita" .

The plot ,which deals with drug traffickers ,is banal.Francis Lai's score sometimes bears more than a distant resemblance to that of James Bond ,and sometimes falls into schmaltz ,which predates his "love story" music which charted high everywhere.

The late sixties saw the rise of woman's lib ,and this heroine displayed a firm independence of men;and a woman who performed acrobatics ,complete with flying trapeze ,to achieve her aims,at that! Danielle Gaubert was a shooting star of the French cinema :she began her career with directors from the old age (Autant-Lara and Carné ) ;then her good looks led her to pose for soft-porn magazines ;after her marriage to ski champion Killy ,she gave up acting in 1972 and sadly died of cancer in the eighties .

Her pairing with highly talented Michel Duchaussoy ,in a part of an agent capable of reading on the lips ,is a good thing :the moments when they enjoy French breakfasts display a good chemistry between them,and that,without a single kiss!Notice that at the end of the movie ,La Louve cannot eat croissants anymore.This little detail means a lot.Duchaussoy,who recently passed away ,was a favorite of Claude Chabrol ("Que La Bete Meure) and Alain Jessua (with whom he made several movies including "Traitement De Choc").The cast also features Sacha Pitoëff ("L Année Dernière A Marienbad") as a chic villain.

The movie was not a big success,perhaps because of the macho audience,and there was no sequel.

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