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Action immédiate (1957)

The secret blueprints are stolen from national security. French secret service agent Walder believes that the documents are now in Switzerland, in the hands of a man named Lindbaum.

Director:

Maurice Labro

Writers:

Yvan Audouard (dialogue), Frédéric Dard | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henri Vidal ... Francis Coplan
Barbara Laage ... Hiedi Effen
Jacques Dacqmine ... Walder
Nicole Maurey ... Diana Rossi
Lino Ventura ... Bérès
Margaret Rung Margaret Rung ... Sylvia
Jess Hahn ... Kalpannen
Harald Wolff Harald Wolff ... Lindbaum
Louis Arbessier Louis Arbessier ... Le Colonel
Raoul Billerey Raoul Billerey ... Fondane
Corrado Guarducci Corrado Guarducci ... Dr. Serutti
Lanciers Lanciers ... Karl
Leritz Leritz ... Gregory
Jacques Mancier Jacques Mancier ... L'ingénieur (as Mancier)
Sylvain Sylvain ... Henryk
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The secret blueprints are stolen from national security. French secret service agent Walder believes that the documents are now in Switzerland, in the hands of a man named Lindbaum.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 March 1957 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

To Catch a Spy See more »

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Mono
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Poor Coplan!
5 May 2018 | by rodrig58See all my reviews

A very young Lino Ventura, not in the lead but very good, most convincing of all, in a role of killer. Maurice Labro knows the craft but the film does not look like a spy alert movie, but as an old sentimental melodrama. The music of the film makes a great disservice, it is not at all appropriate. Henri Vidal is not at all fit for the role of Coplan. Dominique Paturel of "Coplan prend des risques"(1964) is the true Coplan. And Claudio Brook of "Coplan Saves His Skin"(1968) is much better. A pleasant surprise is Jess Hahn, who in films like "Topkapi" or "The Saint Lies in Wait"(1966) "Le Saint prend l'affût" original title, does not have very compelling roles in, here he is a very convincing villain boss.


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