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Swords of Blood (1962)

Cartouche (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Adventure | 21 July 1964 (USA)
In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band, acting under the name of Cartouche, ... See full summary »

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Philippe de Broca
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Louis-Dominique Bourguignon alias Cartouche
Claudia Cardinale ... Vénus
Jess Hahn ... La Douceur
Marcel Dalio ... Malichot
Jean Rochefort ... La Taupe
Philippe Lemaire ... Gaston de Ferrussac
Noël Roquevert ... Le sergent recruteur
Odile Versois ... Isabelle de Ferrussac
Jacques Charon Jacques Charon ... Le colonel
Lucien Raimbourg Lucien Raimbourg ... Le maréchal
Jacques Balutin Jacques Balutin ... Le moine Capucine
Pierre Repp Pierre Repp ... Le marquis de Griffe
Jacques Hilling Jacques Hilling ... L'aubergiste
Paul Préboist ... Un gendarme
René Marlic René Marlic ... Petit Oncle, le tavernier
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Storyline

In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band, acting under the name of Cartouche, making audacious robberies of the rich people, and even distributing the takings with the poor. Thus, cartouche attracts the people's sympathies, Venus's love, and hate from the Police and Malichot... Cartouche can escape all the traps they set at him - except the entrapments of love. Eventually, he will be saved by a woman, at her own cost. Written by Artemis-9

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Foes fell by the score...and so do the ladies...for that man among men...that rogue among rogues... See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 July 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Картуш See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sixth grossing movie of the year in France. See more »

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Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.7 (1961) See more »

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Splendid cloak and dagger movie!
30 September 1999 | by radlovSee all my reviews

Those who like the genre should not miss the (rare) occasion to see this movie. It is a splendid cloak and dagger story, full of adventures, fights and love. Of course, somewhat incredible at times. Unforgettable is the scene in which the bandit Cartouche (Jean-Paul Belmondo) with the corpse of Venus (Claudia Cardinale) in his arms demands jewels in ransom from French nobles, in order to have a treasure to be buried with his beloved Venus, who has been killed in a fight.


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