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François Périer ...
Albert Borelli
Anny Duperey ...
Arlette
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Docteur Mézy
Roberto Bisacco ...
Juan Montalvo de Montalbon
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Inspecteur Bonny
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Le baron Jean Raoul
Pierre Vernier ...
Me Pierre Grammont
Marcel Cuvelier ...
Inspecteur Boussaud
Van Doude ...
Inspecteur principal Gardet
Jacques Spiesser ...
Michel Grandville
Michel Beaune ...
Le journaliste maître-chanteur
Maurice Jacquemont ...
Gauthier
Silvia Badescu ...
Erna Wolfgang
Jacques Eyser ...
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Irrestisible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during the early 30s. But nothing lasts forever and when his great scam involving hundreds millions of francs gets exposed result is an unprecedented scandal that almost caused a civil war. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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On February 7, 1934, the French Ministry of the Interior and the Paris Police Prefecture banned the showing of newsreel footage of the previous day's mêlée by right-wing royalists, war veterans and members of the anti-semitic, nationalist, anti-republican Action Francaise movement, who rioted to bring down the Daladier government over the Stavisky affair. The riots left 17 dead and 116 wounded. One Parisian cinema, Reginald Ford's Cineac Theatre, defied the censorship to show footage of the riots by the reactionary forces, which had been caught on-camera by French and foreign newsreel photographers. See more »

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Serge Alexandre Stavisky: Tomorrow morning, I'll hold a press conference. I'm going to blow the whole mess wide open!
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Version of Stolen Holiday (1937) See more »

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Portrait of a swindler, and of his age
2 June 2005 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Belmondo plays a swindler in early thirties France... His greatest creation is a new identity for himself. Completely amoral/immoral, he plays all ends against the middle.... in fact he is a Jew in France in order to swindle... and his existence is contrasted with (the Jewish) Trotsky who comes to France for political asylum... and a young Jewish actress in France to escape the Nazis.

In the end, everyone is betrayed, but the complicated story makes it extremely difficult to follow.

While it was going on, however, it was beautiful to watch and listen to.


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