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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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Cast

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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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Written by Michel Legrand
Sung by Petula Clark
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Suspense ersatz.
9 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie had high pretensions.Sebastien Japrisot is a poor man's Boileau Narcejac whose scripts are far-fetched and fall apart at every twist.Stephane Audran's presence could give a Claude Chabrol feel.And the heroine was Samantha Eggar, of "the collector" fame (1965).Add Oliver Reed and a director,Anatole Litvak, who succeeded brilliantly in suspense in former days (sorry wrong number,1948)

Eggar has been framed and she tries to understand as the plot thickens.Would his boss (Reed) do very bad things behind her back?Don't expect "les diaboliques".The ending is trite and disappointing.

Anatole Litvak called it a day after this thriller.The sixties had been pretty disastrous for him,encompassing Françoise Sagan (Aimez-vous Brahms?/Goodbye again) and absurd "historical" thriller(the night of the generals)


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