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The Tiger Attacks (1959)

Le fauve est lâché (original title)
Paul Lamiani, a former spy now managing a restaurant, has to take on duties again on a gangsters affair involving his best friend.

Directors:

Maurice Labro, Claude Sautet (uncredited)

Writers:

Jean Redon (scenario), Claude Sautet (scenario) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lino Ventura ... Paul Lamiani
Estella Blain ... Nadine Maroux
Paul Frankeur ... Raymond Maroux
François Chaumette François Chaumette ... Paulan
Nadine Alari ... Pierrette Lamiani
Eugene Deckers ... Toni Luigi (as G. Deckers)
Françoise Honorat Françoise Honorat
Margo Lion ... Camille - la tenancière
Philippe Mareuil Philippe Mareuil ... Régis
Anne Valon Anne Valon
André Weber André Weber ... Walter
Hy Yanowitz Hy Yanowitz ... Un homme de main
Jess Hahn ... Donald
Alfred Adam Alfred Adam ... Le colonel - chef de la D.S.T.
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Paul Lamiani, a former spy now managing a restaurant, has to take on duties again on a gangsters affair involving his best friend.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 January 1959 (France) See more »

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The Tiger Attacks See more »

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Mono
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Claude Sautet directed one third of the film after Maurice Labro fell ill. See more »

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When Paul is meeting Raymond for the first time, as soon as he enters the house, Raymond lectures him in the hall. You can clearly see during this scene a rough cut during Raymond's speech. The actors don't have the same position and the intonation changes, indicating they were not able to shoot this scene in one go. See more »

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Lino Ventura's fans might be interested.
17 April 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

But only them.This is routine spy thriller with a vague story of stolen documents which Ventura must recover.He was a former gangster ,then he redeemed himself during WW2, among the Resistance,but the cops want him back again and they cook him up..Hardly believable for a former resistant!But he's got to obey and the plot will involve violence ,murder,child abduction,betrayals and the whole shebang . The female lead,Estella Blain,who passed away during the eighties,was Bardot style ,as a whole lot of actresses of the era.Frédéric Dard helped for the screenplay but it was not among his best work;so did Claude Sautet who would become a renowned director in the seventies.(les choses de la vie;Vincent,François,Paul et les autres)


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