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Toute la ville accuse (1956)

François is the benefactor of the town; but later on,all the inhabitants turn against him.



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Credited cast:
François Nérac
Catherine Aravitte
Noël Roquevert ...
François Patrice ...
Patrice Lourel (as François-Patrice)
Michel Etcheverry ...
Le chef des gangsters
Le maire
Albert Duvaleix ...
M. Arvette - le notaire
Claude Le Lorrain ...
Le jeune homme
Charles Bouillaud ...
Henri Cogan ...
Un gangster
Odette Barencey ...
Marie, la bonne
Marcel Pérès ...
L'homme sur le trottoir
Raphaël Patorni ...
Le Président du Tribunal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jocelyne Bressy
Robert Burnier


A writer short of the readies ,François,finds a bag of money every morning in front of the door of his house;he's got a big heart and he uses his money to help his fellow man: he buys presents to the children ,he finances council developments.This liberality has an unfortunate outcome: gangsters think he is one of them and demand a fair share of the loot.François,mistaken for a thief, is arrested .Overnight,the whole town accuses their benefactor.Nobody believes his story of that "found" money.And of course,the writer cannot explain where this fortune comes. On the day of his trial, the brats give the key to the mystery. Written by dbdumonteil

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23 May 1956 (France)  »

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Mille et un millions  »

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Good intentions...
17 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

...can produce masterpieces,as Frank Capra showed in the past.

"Toute La Ville Accuse" (the title is a misnomer) is a return to what Christian -Jaque and Pierre Very used to do in the thirties /forties:the poetic detective story involving children and (apparently ) irrational things.

A writer short of the readies finds a bag of money every morning in his house;he's got a big heart and he uses his money to help his fellow man.

There's a good chemistry between Jean Marais and the brats ,and Noel Roquevert is featured in the only memorable scene in the movie where he delivers lines which are still relevant today (and today more than ever)-"Politicians should stick to promises ;when promises are fulfilled ,that's not playing fair"- For all that,Claude Boissol cannot make his Jaque/Very cum Capra movie interesting.Most of the time ,it's never really exciting.

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