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Leschenhaut and Morillon are trying to organize a plot to overthrow the French government and set up a new fascist organization. Their plans are interrupted by Davis, an American boxer, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Reno Davis
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Anne de Villemont
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Leschenhaut
Keith Michell ...
Général Sébastien Henri René de Villemont / Dr Morillon
Perrette Pradier ...
Jeanne-Marie
Geneviève Cluny ...
Veronique
Maxine Audley ...
Mathilde Rosier
Ralph Michael ...
Claude de Gonde
Jacques Roux ...
Maguy
Patience Collier ...
Gabrielle de Villemont
William Job ...
Bourdon
Peter Bayliss ...
Edmond Rosier
Barnaby Shaw ...
Paul de Villemont
Ave Ninchi ...
Signora Orragi
Renzo Palmer ...
Pietro Rossi - the false monk
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Storyline

Leschenhaut and Morillon are trying to organize a plot to overthrow the French government and set up a new fascist organization. Their plans are interrupted by Davis, an American boxer, tutor of young Paul de Villemont; in Villemont Manor he discovers the plot and, after the kidnapping of the boy, he travels to Rome, where the organization would exchange Paul with a list of members stolen by Davis to give to the press. Written by Adalberto Fornario

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Thriller | Drama

Certificate:

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20 September 1968 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Castillo de naipes  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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The "Tixier" graffito that Reno Davis (Peppard) passes twice on the riverbank refers to Jean-Louis Tixier-Vignancour who contested the 1965 French presidential election for the far-right - which would have made him a popular choice for some of the movie's protagonists. See more »

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Outstanding!
24 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie with my dad when it first came out at the now long-gone Cinema Theater on Miami Beach.

What I recall most about it was the rare beauty of Inger Stevens. What a beautiful, lovely, sexy, talented actress. It is really a sad state of affairs that her personal demons ended her life so young. I recall hearing about her death on the t.v. news and how I cried a few tears; even though I was a young child of 9.

The movie is fast-paced, exciting, well-acted, and the Paris of the 1960s is in all it's glory.

Unless this movie comes out on DVD, it will be lost to the ages. Most likely it's about forgotten, except for those lucky enough to have seen it. I even have the original movie poster of this film hanging on the wall of my apartment.


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