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The Sicilian Clan (1969)
"Le clan des Siciliens" (original title)

GP  -  Crime | Drama  -  1 December 1969 (France)
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A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

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Vittorio Manalese
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Roger Sartet
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Commissaire Le Goff
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Jeanne Manalese
Amedeo Nazzari ...
Tony Nicosia
Philippe Baronnet ...
Luigi
Karen Blanguernon ...
Theresa
Yves Brainville ...
Le juge
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Un inspecteur
Elisa Cegani ...
Maria Manalese
Raoul Delfosse ...
Léoni
Jacques Duby ...
Raymond Robel
Yves Lefebvre ...
Aldo Manalese
Edward Meeks ...
Le commandant de bord
Sally Nesbitt ...
Mrs. Evans
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A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

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Behind every gun is "The Sicilian Clan!" See more »

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The film was shot in three languages (French, English and Italian) with the same cast. See more »

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Rousing Crime Caper
1 February 2006 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

This French jewel heist is always entertaining due to crisp direction by Henri Verneuil and a script that never takes the usual path. It's great seeing Jean Gabin play the sophisticated patriarch of a Sicilian crime family that plots to hijack an airliner with $50 million in jewels. Alain Delon is his usual moody, wild-man self as the cold-blooded killer who is being sought by the French police and is a constant threat to the upcoming heist. Lino Ventura is a standout as the droll police inspector who's trying to quit smoking while chasing Delon. Great 60's period score by Ennio Morricone. It's not available on DVD, but Fox Movie Channel plays it occasionally. Much more fun than "Le Cercle Rouge" which was recently released on DVD to much fanfare.


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