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Greed in the Sun (1964)

Cent mille dollars au soleil (original title)
Rocco and his female accomplice, Angèle hijack a truck from a trucking company in the Saharan desert. The head of the trucking company, Castigliano hires Rocco's friend, Hervé and a newly ... See full summary »

Director:

Henri Verneuil

Writers:

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

Complete credited cast:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Rocco
Lino Ventura ... Hervé Marec dit 'Le plouc'
Reginald Kernan ... John Steiner aka Peter Frocht
Bernard Blier ... Mitch-Mitch
Anne-Marie Coffinet Anne-Marie Coffinet ... Angèle
Doudou Babet Doudou Babet ... Khenouche
Pierre Collet Pierre Collet ... One of Castagliano's Employees
Christian Brocard Christian Brocard ... Plouc's Mechanic
Paul Bonifas Paul Bonifas ... Dr. Magnart
Jackie Blanchot Jackie Blanchot ... Guest at Halibi's (as Jacky Blanchot)
Louis Bugette Louis Bugette ... Zeze (as Bugette)
Pierre Mirat Pierre Mirat ... Halibi dit 'le sourdingue'
Andréa Parisy ... Pepa (as Andrea Parisy)
Gert Fröbe ... Castagliano dit 'La betterave' (as Gert Froebe)
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Storyline

Rocco and his female accomplice, Angèle hijack a truck from a trucking company in the Saharan desert. The head of the trucking company, Castigliano hires Rocco's friend, Hervé and a newly employed German, Hans to go after him and bring back the valuable goods. After the two run into some trouble Castigliano sends a second truck driven by Mitch and Khenouche. Written by Olive Films

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 April 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Greed in the Sun See more »

Filming Locations:

Marrakech, Morocco See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

No. 7 grossing movie of the year in France. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

References The Wages of Fear (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Sahara
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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User Reviews

Wages of male chauvinism.
12 September 2014 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Henri Verneuil is not an auteur .So what? Who cares ? He is a perfect craftsman ,a very good story teller ,the perfect antidote to the N.V. headaches ;Saturday night movies best describe his work.And we do need this kind of cinema.

"100000 dollars Au Soleil" looks like a lite "Salaire De La Peur",the classic by Clouzot,but in a tongue in cheek way,with good lines by Audiard.Plus a splendid use of the wide screen exploring the Morrocan desert.Plus two French favorites;the third lead ,Reginald Kernan is unknown in France and is in it probably because the producers could not get Hardy Kruger.Plus a cast against type Blier and Gert "Goldfinger" Froebe .Plus a magnificent score by Georges Delerue,but had this composer ever written mediocre music for films?

An action-packed movie ,which enhances male friendship (if there's a moral in this tale) .Women are demeaned :Belmondo's best fiancée (sic)(Andréa Parisy) is scarcely allowed to complete a sentence ,he expects her to sit there and look pretty.As for Angèle,who dreams of the broader horizons of the big town,Ventura tells her that "she is not a whore cause she does not get dough when she sleeps with his mates (the truck drivers)"But one of the girls will remember the proverb:he(or she) who laughs last laughs best !Eat your heart out ,machos!


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