Two factions of the French Secret Service involve a seemingly normal orchestra player, Francois Perrin, into their battle as one side uses him as a decoy. Soon, agents are all over the place, and one of them, Christine, is sent to seduce Francois. Meanwhile, Francois has his own problems, tangled up in an affair with his best friend's wife. Written by
goodbye blues, hello laughter
30 August 1973 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe
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Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
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used to call most of his characters with names based on famous cities (Toulouse, Milan, Perrache etc.) in order to avoid any confusion with real life persons. See more
[he's dying from a gunshot in Perrin's apartment; Perrache slowly opens the door and enters
[Perache comes over to him and bends over him
The tall blond... with the black shoe... who is he?
[Perraxche straightens up and looks about him at Poucet's dead body and the unconscious Maurice; Milan looks at him pleadingly
A fool's trap, sir.
[Milan, realizing the truth, dies with a smile
The opening credits are shown on different playing cards. They 'magically' change when a magician's hand flips, turns, and waves his hands over the cards. See more