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The Counterfeiters of Paris (1961)

Le cave se rebiffe (original title)
"Le Dabe" retired many years ago and now he lives in the Tropics where he owns stables and horses. He is a very rich man. He was the king of all money counterfeiters. He is contacted from ... See full summary »

Director:

Gilles Grangier

Writers:

Michel Audiard (dialogue), Michel Audiard (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Ferdinand Maréchal dit 'Le Dabe'
Martine Carol ... Solange Mideau
Françoise Rosay ... Madame Pauline
Bernard Blier ... Charles Lepicard
Frank Villard ... Eric Masson (as Franck Villard)
Maurice Biraud ... Robert Mideau
Antoine Balpêtré Antoine Balpêtré ... Lucas Malvoisin
Ginette Leclerc ... Léa Lepicard
Gérard Buhr ... L'inspecteur de police Martin
Robert Dalban ... L'inspecteur Maffeux - de la Brigade des Moeurs
Albert Dinan Albert Dinan ... Le commissaire Rémy
Heinrich Gretler Heinrich Gretler ... Tauchmann
Charles Bouillaud Charles Bouillaud ... Un graveur
Hélène Dieudonné ... Madame Mattia - la concierge
Clara Gansard Clara Gansard ... Georgette
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"Le Dabe" retired many years ago and now he lives in the Tropics where he owns stables and horses. He is a very rich man. He was the king of all money counterfeiters. He is contacted from Paris to organize a new job. He says no. But when he finds out the the currency that should be counterfeited is the Dutch florin, he accepts immediately. He retired after having counterfeited 100 florin notes just before the Queen Wilhelmina retired them from circulation. He flies to Paris. But the gang is not to be trusted, at least not all of them. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

17 July 1962 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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The scenes taking place in South America were in fact shot in Normandy because Jean Gabin refused to go outside France. See more »

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Rather a spoof
7 May 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Made by Gilles Grangier, a minor director whose films were not that bad ,"Le Cave Se Rebiffe" was a bit tongue in chick ,not to be taken seriously.Maurice Biraud was a touching character,lost in a world of crooks,counterfeiters and traitors.

Michel Audiard -who finally began to direct his own movies in the late sixties:"Faut Pas Prendre Les Enfants Du Bon Dieu Pour Des Canards Sauvages" starring Françoise Rosay ,etc-came up with some of his best lines .

My favorite line:Gabin comes to see Rosay and asks her for some "paper" for his job (forger).But the merchandise does not satisfy him and he answers: You can use them as paper cones of chips!(=bags of chips) Not much food for thought but very funny and entertaining.


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