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The Upper Hand (1966)

Du rififi à Paname (original title)
In Paris, a gold smuggler is at war with other local gangsters who want piece of the action. Then the mob shows up and makes things worse. Also, an undercover US Treasury Department agent is trying to infiltrate the smuggler's business.

Writers:

Auguste Le Breton (novel), Denys de La Patellière (scenario and adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Paul Berger dit Paulo les Diam's
Gert Fröbe ... Walter (as Gert Froebe)
George Raft ... Charles Binnaggio
Nadja Tiller ... Irène
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Marque Mal (as Marcel Bozzufi)
Mireille Darc ... Lili Princesse
Claude Brasseur ... Giulio
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Le commissaire Noël
Jean-Claude Bercq Jean-Claude Bercq ... Jo le Pale
Dany Dauberson Dany Dauberson ... Lea
Yves Barsacq ... Le quinquagénaire
Claude Cerval ... René
Philippe Clair Philippe Clair ... Le blessé
Carlo Nell Carlo Nell ... Sergio
Christa Lang ... La fille de Mario
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In Paris, a gold smuggler is at war with other local gangsters who want piece of the action. Then the mob shows up and makes things worse. Also, an undercover US Treasury Department agent is trying to infiltrate the smuggler's business.

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He Followed a Trail of Flesh, Gold and Violence!

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another great Gabin gangster movie
18 January 2014 | by eric-barilSee all my reviews

I must say I haven't seen this movie for a very long time. Having a very fine souvenir, I decided to watch it again, and what a pleasure. If you like french gangster movies with our Jean Gabin, powerful slang dialogs and 60's design, this one is really for you. Without forgetting George Raft facing Gabin. And Fröbe, Bozzuffi, Ceccaldi, Brasseur, Mireille Darc (so sexy), Nadja Tiller ...

And international sequences in Japan, London, Germany.

A very special palm to Claudio Brook, very very convincing.

Indeed, a powerful french gangster movie.

As gentleman Philippe wrote, so few reviewers?


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Country:

France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 March 1966 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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