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Two Men in Town (1973)

Deux hommes dans la ville (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | August 1976 (USA)
A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.

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Évelyne Cazeneuve
Ilaria Occhini ...
Sophie Strabliggi
Guido Alberti ...
Le patron de l'imprimerie
Malka Ribowska ...
L'avocate de Gino (as Malka Ribovska)
Christine Fabréga ...
Geneviève Cazeneuve
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Un jeune truand
Robert Castel ...
André Vaultier
Albert Augier ...
Rasuin
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Le juge d'instruction
Paul Beauvais
Gabriel Briand ...
Jeannot
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A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.

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Italian censorship visa # 63590 delivered on 29-11-1973. See more »

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TWO MEN IN TOWN (Jose' Giovanni, 1973) **1/2
5 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

Curiously enough, the central plot of this one is quite similar to that of ONCE A THIEF (1965; also starring Alain Delon and which I watched on the very same day) – though here it's even gloomier (ultimately taking the form of a plea against capital punishment)! Incidentally, co-writer/director Giovanni had been a convict in real-life, and even wrote the novel which inspired Jacques Becker's marvelous prison-escape drama LE TROU (1960).

Anyway, Delon and Jean Gabin are well-teamed here (this was the last of three films in which they appeared together, following ANY NUMBER CAN WIN [1963] and THE SICILIAN CLAN [1969]): the latter isn't particularly exerted by his role – being, after all, among his last – but the former is unusually committed and, in fact, he also served as the film's producer! Mimsy Farmer appears as Delon's new lover following the tragic death of his wife in a road accident; Michel Bouquet is memorable as the Javert-like police inspector who won't let Delon go (a slinky but nastier version of the Van Heflin part in ONCE A THIEF); Gerard Depardieu has a brief role at the beginning as a wannabe criminal associate of Delon's.


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