5.6/10
45
2 user

Le feu aux poudres (1957)

Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young delinquent wants to lead an honest life again.

Director: Ralph Habib
Stars: Raymond Pellegrin, Silvana Pampanini, Fernand Ledoux
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Simon Belin is an actor touring the provinces with his company. Although talented he has never been given the opportunity to shine on stage. It is always Bérimont, a matinée idol past his ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Grangier
Stars: Daniel Gélin, Jeanne Moreau, Lino Ventura
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck
Manon (1949)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An adaptation of Abbe Prevost's classic French novel 'Manon Lescaut', updated to post-World War II France, in which a former French Resistance activist rescues Manon from villagers who want... See full summary »

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Serge Reggiani, Michel Auclair, Cécile Aubry
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Jenny Lamour wants to succeed in music hall. Her husband and accompanist is Maurice Martineau, a nice but jealous man. When he knew Jenny is making eyes at Brignon, an old businessman, in ... See full summary »

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Louis Jouvet, Simone Renant, Bernard Blier
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Pellegrin ... Ludovic 'Ludo' Ferrier
Charles Vanel ... Albatrasse
Peter van Eyck ... Pédro Wassevitch
Françoise Fabian ... Lola Wassevitch
Jacqueline Maillan ... Mme Catherine, l'aubergiste
Lyla Rocco Lyla Rocco ... Brigitte
Mathilde Casadesus Mathilde Casadesus ... Mimi
Pierre-Louis Pierre-Louis ... L' inspecteur Fougeron (as Pierre Louis)
Roland Armontel ... Antoine
Georges Bayle Georges Bayle
François Chaumette François Chaumette ... L'ingénieur du son
Henri Cogan Henri Cogan ... Matt
Nino Crisman Nino Crisman
Michel Flamme Michel Flamme ... Un inspecteur
Michel Jourdan Michel Jourdan ... Dédé
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 February 1957 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Albatrasse... O Traficante Sinistro! See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in La joie de vivre: Henri Decoin (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Pour Toi
Music by Louis Gasté
Lyrics by Albert Simonin and Marie-Hélène Bourquin
Performed by Darío Moreno
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cheesy
2 December 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

In the second half of the fifties ,Henri Decoin's natural flair for film noir was slowly but inexorably fading away."Le Feu aux Poudres" is a mediocre flick but what was to come later was worse ,a dreadful spate of turkeys :only maybe "Malefices" based on a Boileau /Narcejac novel would deserve to be watched but it is currently impossible to find it;there are also good scenes in the first "Chatte" but that's about it.

"Le Feu aux poudres" is another gangsters movie .It deals with arms dealing and it is obvious that Peter Van Eyck has an almost worthless part:he is given one scene to shine,when he tells Pellegrin about "man who will always kill for it is his nature":for a short while,Decoin regains his pessimism which made "Non Coupable" "La File Du Diable" or "La Verite sur Bebe Donge" great films noirs.

Apart from that,the audience will visit Roquefort village with its cellars full of the famous cheese ,and there's a funny scene when Lino Ventura and his pal ,the cops,try to make Charles Vanel say (they are recording a tape to fool his accomplices) "Demain Il Sera Trop Tard" (Tomorrow will be too late).

Françoise Fabian ,an earnest thespian has a decorative part and Raymond Pellegrin is wasted.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed