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Le joueur (1958)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Philipe ... Alixei Ivanovitch
Liselotte Pulver ... Pauline Zagorianski
Françoise Rosay ... La tante Antonia
Jean Danet Jean Danet ... Marquis des Grieux
Jean-Max ... Le directeur de la banque
Nadine Alari ... Blanche de Cominges
Sacha Pitoëff ... Afpley (as Sacha Pitoeff)
Suzanne Dantès Suzanne Dantès ... Mme de Cominges
Paul Esser
Pierre Jourdan Pierre Jourdan
Julien Carette ... Bagdovitch (as Carette)
Bernard Blier ... Le Général Zagoriensky
Georges Bever Georges Bever ... Un majordome au bal
Corrado Guarducci Corrado Guarducci ... Un joueur italien (as Guarducci)
Mona Dol Mona Dol ... La baronne
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France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 October 1958 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gambler See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Connections

Version of Der Spieler (1938) See more »

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Tannhäuser
Written by Richard Wagner
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Roulette russe,last year in Baden-Baden
14 May 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Le joueur" inaugurates a bad period for Autant-Lara .He probably had in mind his big plan "Tu ne Tueras Point" -which remains impossible to find or see even in 2007- and all he did between 1958 and 1961 is almost worthless.

"Le joueur" has a splendid cast ,but I've rarely seen all these actors worse.Bernard Blier and Françoise Rosay overplay whereas Gerard Philipe and Liselote Pulver do not seem to care about their characters.

One can ,at a pinch,save the scene when grandma plays for high stakes and gambles away her fortune cause she does not want his nephew to inherit her pile .One of Rosay's lines is terribly prophetic :"you're so nervous,you'll die young!" Philipe would die two years later.

The last lines of the movie are a vindication of gambling by the Russian writer.


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