As all the films Charles Gerard made, this one is not ambitious, not a masterpiece, but pretty well done, with a good atmosphere; sixties one, jazzy with Paris by Night, its limelight and so on...
The cast is not usual, especially Pierre Mondy as a hood of honor, a real man, hard boiled thug, but engaging. Some sequences are unexpected for this kind of features. And sometimes, the movie focuses on subordinate characters. I like that.
The film tells the story of a treasure and documents hunt, twenty years after WW2. Not really a spy film, rather a film noir "à la française". Murders, investigation, good character study for which you are surprised.
But it is not a memorable yarn. Nevertheless I keep it in my collection. For the atmosphere, not the story.
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