5.7/10
84
1 user

Échec au porteur (1958)

After resolving to start a new life with his girlfriend Jacqueline, Bastien Sassey decides to give up working as a courier for drugs traffickers. So that he and Jacqueline can make a fresh ... See full summary »

Director:

Gilles Grangier

Writers:

Noël Calef (novel), Noël Calef (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 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
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After a spending the night with his girlfriend, trucker Jean encounters a dead body on the road home. He reports the incident to the police who suspect that Jean was responsible for the death.

Director: Gilles Grangier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Jeanne Moreau, Gaby Basset
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A wealthy industrialist discovers his wife is having an affair and decides to exact revenge by blackmailing her under an assumed identity.

Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Oury, Philippe Nicaud
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Just released from prison after serving a six-month sentence, Fernand Bastia goes into hiding. He has indeed double-crossed his gang by keeping part of the product of a robbery for himself.... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Billon
Stars: Raymond Pellegrin, Jeanne Moreau, Paul Meurisse
L'âge ingrat (1964)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two students, Antoine, the son of a Southern pedal boat renter, and Marie, the daughter of a Paris railway executive, have got engaged in secret. They are now willing to clarify the ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Grangier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Fernandel, Marie Dubois
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both have sexual affairs with others and share their experiences with one another. But there ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Vadim
Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Philipe, Annette Stroyberg
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A vice inspector for the Paris police takes special interest in the plight of drug-addicted Lucky whom he considers to be more victim than criminal.

Director: Gilles Grangier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Nadja Tiller
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Also known in English as "Champagne for Savages". Set in World War Two occupied France. Several people gather at a house to celebrate a woman's birthday. Some German soldiers are killed ... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque
Stars: Francis Blanche, Boy Gobert, Antonella Lualdi
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A major countermands orders and attacks to avenge a previous massacre of men, women, and children.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Detective Marco is assigned to investigate a murder that has occurred at an exclusive boarding school for adolescent girls. The victim is a popular, wealthy girl found strangled in her bed.... See full summary »

Director: Henri Decoin
Stars: Jean Marais, Françoise Arnoul, Denise Grey
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A simple story about simple people. A 38 year old divorced woman (Marie), who now has a lover (Serge) but decides to leave him, abort his baby, and then returns with her ex-husband (Georges... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet
Stars: Romy Schneider, Claude Brasseur, Bruno Cremer
Demoniac (1957)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Gervais and his friend Bernard, two prisoners of war, manage to escape from the camp where they are held. Bernard is determined to take refuge with Hélène, his war grandmother, a woman with... See full summary »

Director: Luis Saslavsky
Stars: François Périer, Micheline Presle, Jeanne Moreau
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Meurisse ... Le commissaire divisionnaire Varzeilles
Jeanne Moreau ... Jacqueline Tourieu
Serge Reggiani ... Bastien Sassey
Simone Renant ... Denise Giraucourt
Robert Porte Robert Porte ... L'inspecteur Detourbe
Fernand Sardou Fernand Sardou ... Monsieur Arpaillargues
Bernard Lajarrige Bernard Lajarrige ... L'inspecteur Le Crocq
Christian Fourcade Christian Fourcade ... Jules dit Julot
Frédéric Atger Frédéric Atger ... Bernard Arpaillargues
Bertrand Borie Bertrand Borie ... Claude Giraucourt
Amy Colin Amy Colin ... Madame Vagues - la concierge
Hélène Tossy Hélène Tossy ... Madame Arpaillargues
Fanny Mauve Fanny Mauve ... La dame du terrain vague
Claude Albers Claude Albers ... Hélène
Marie-Claire Verlène Marie-Claire Verlène ... Thérèse (as Marie-Claire Verléne)
Edit

Storyline

After resolving to start a new life with his girlfriend Jacqueline, Bastien Sassey decides to give up working as a courier for drugs traffickers. So that he and Jacqueline can make a fresh start he agrees to take on one more job for a large sum of cash, but he betrays his employer. Written by morroviolet

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 January 1958 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Es geschieht Punkt 10... See more »

Filming Locations:

Brittany, France See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Orex Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Den Tod in der Hand (1963) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The ball chase.
4 September 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

At my time of writing,"échec au porteur" has a very low rating.It's too bad:people who 'll give it a chance will not be disappointed.Gilles Grangier's fifties movies are almost all worthwhile.

Okay the gangsters side -with Gert "Goldfinger" Froebe- as the leader is conventional.But all that remains is original:first of all,Serge Reggiani,the star,disappears very early in the story.Then the hero becomes a ball(you read well) which contains a bomb which is to explode around 10PM.A child takes it,then he is sent to hospital( and he wants to keep his ball with him).Captain Paul "Diabolique" Meurisse has got to find back the thing.A lot of characters are involved including Jeanne Moreau as Régianni's love.

Recalls sometimes that Hitchcock short "Bang!You're dead!" where Bill()y Mumy played with a true revolver.

The last sequence,when the ball almost becomes a living thing,is worthy of a film noir master.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed