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The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (1970)

 -  Drama  -  22 October 1970 (France)
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A secretary takes her boss's car for the holiday in the Mediteranean, oddly retracing a journey she has not taken, and is recognized by people she has not met before. When a body turns up ... See full summary »

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Danielle Lang ("Dany")
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Michael Caldwell
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Yves-Marie aka Philippe
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Anita Caldwell
Billie Dixon ...
Tall Girl
Bernard Fresson ...
Jean Yvain
Marcel Bozzuffi ...
Manuel
Philippe Nicaud ...
Highway Policeman
Martine Kelly ...
Kiki
Jacques Fabbri ...
Doctor
Jacques Legras ...
Policeman
Lisa Jouvet ...
Danish Tourist
André Oumansky ...
Bernard Thorr
Yves Pignot ...
Baptistin
Louise Rioton ...
American Tourist
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A secretary takes her boss's car for the holiday in the Mediteranean, oddly retracing a journey she has not taken, and is recognized by people she has not met before. When a body turns up in her trunk, things get serious. Written by alfiehitchie

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Her first mistake was getting into the car.

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22 October 1970 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Garota no Automóvel - Com Óculos e um Rifle  »

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Final film of director Anatole Litvak. See more »

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Version of The Lady in the Car (1992) See more »

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Je roule
Written by Michel Legrand
Performed by Petula Clark
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A gripping French Thriller made into a mediocre American movie
16 May 2005 | by (Johannesburg, South Africa) – See all my reviews

Contrary to what some said here earlier, the novels by Sebastien Japrisot are gripping and full of atmosphere. There is no way that Dany Lang's trip to Marseille can be transferred to the States. If you didn't like the movie too much - like me - try to get a copy of the book, so you can enjoy the story fully. Japrisot's novels are usually characterized by a carefully constructed claustrophobic atmosphere and a precise resolution of all the details at the end. It may well be impossible to do them justice in movies that are less than four hours long.

Unrealistic? Probably, but I don't read a novel or watch a movie for a reality check - the News give me too much of that already. A difficult read it is, but so rewarding. By the same author: One Deadly Summer, Trap for Cinderella, The Sleeping Car Murders. To me, the Lady in the Car was the best.


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