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The Gentleman from Epsom (1962)

Le gentleman d'Epsom (original title)
| Comedy, Crime | 1964 (USA)
The story takes place in the racecourses around Paris. A so-called major sells his tips to naive characters.

Director:

Gilles Grangier

Writers:

Michel Audiard (dialogue), Michel Audiard | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Richard Briand-Charmery
Madeleine Robinson ... Maud
Frank Villard ... Lucien (as Franck Villard)
Jean Lefebvre ... Charly
Jacques Marin ... Raoul
Jean Martinelli ... Hybert
Joëlle Bernard Joëlle Bernard ... Ginette
Aline Bertrand Aline Bertrand ... La patronne du bar
Léonce Corne Léonce Corne ... Freedman
Marie-Hélène Dasté Marie-Hélène Dasté ... Tante Berthe
Albert Dinan Albert Dinan ... Léon
Paul Faivre Paul Faivre ... Le vendeur de tickets
Camille Fournier Camille Fournier ... Thérèse
Paul Mercey Paul Mercey ... Oscar Robineau
Alexandre Rignault Alexandre Rignault ... Charlot
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The story takes place in the racecourses around Paris. A so-called major sells his tips to naive characters.

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Featured in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.52 (1961) See more »

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slumming in 1962 Paris
12 August 2005 | by tomquickSee all my reviews

I watch this from time to time; each time it's a little more entertaining. It's not as good as some of the other later Jean Gabin films - Touche Pas au Grisbi, or Traversee de Paris - but it's a lot more relaxed. Jean Gabin is a sad piece of gambling wreckage, living from horserace to horserace by bullying his clientele to take shoddy tips. His pride and bluster are still intact, though, and what baldfaced lies he gets away with! The snapshot views of 1962 Paris are nice too - the Bois de Boulogne walkers, French horseracing, even a woman learning to cook pheasant from a TV show (and I thought that "la bonne cuisine" was a French genetic trait.....).


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