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Dernier atout (1942)

A man is shot In the hotel of an imaginary South American country. Clarence and Montès, two inspector students, must solve this murder, but they don't know that dead guy is the USA public enemy No.1.

Director:

Jacques Becker

Writers:

Maurice Aubergé (scenario), Louis Chavance (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mireille Balin ... Bella Morgan
Raymond Rouleau ... Clarence
Pierre Renoir ... Rudy Score
Noël Roquevert ... L'inspecteur Gonzalès
Catherine Cayret Catherine Cayret ... Pearls
Gaston Modot ... Toni Amanito
Roger Blin Roger Blin ... Un aspirant
Jean Didier Jean Didier ... Le chef des aspirants (as Didier)
Eddy Debray Eddy Debray ... Le bijoutier (as Debray)
Pierre Perret Pierre Perret ... (as Perret)
Christian Argentin Christian Argentin ... Le gérant de l'hôtel (as Argentin)
René Stern René Stern ... Roberto (as René-Stern)
Henry Darbray Henry Darbray ... Un inspecteur (as Darbray)
Maxime Fabert Maxime Fabert ... Le bijoutier soupçonneux
François Joux François Joux ... Le chauffeur
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A man is shot In the hotel of an imaginary South American country. Clarence and Montès, two inspector students, must solve this murder, but they don't know that dead guy is the USA public enemy No.1.

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Crime

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 September 1942 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Der letzte Trumpf See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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French visa # 149 delivered on 2-9-1942. See more »

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Becker's debut...
21 December 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

...and only for completists.The director's career really began with "Goupi Mains Rouges" the following year:the difference of quality between the two movies is so huge that it seems that Becker learned his job overnight.

Although it takes place in an imaginary country(because of the Occupation?),the screenplay -perhaps Becker's weakest ever- borrows from both American gangsters films and American comedies.Neither the characters nor the actors can sustain the interest till the end.One could,at a pinch ,notice Becker's fondness for manly friendship (he mistrusts women too).

Raymond Rouleau plays a cop that pretends he is in cahoots with the gangsters after drawing straws with a colleague he competes with to be first in his class.He would be the lead in Becker's third -and much better" movie "Falbalas".


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