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Joy House (1964)

Les félins (original title)
French filmmaker Rene Clement presents Alain Delon as a petty criminal on the run from the underground. On the Rivera, he seeks refuge in a flophouse whose soup line is served by Jane Fonda... See full summary »

Director:

René Clément

Writers:

René Clément, Pascal Jardin (dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Fonda ... Melinda
Alain Delon ... Marc
Lola Albright ... Barbara
Sorrell Booke ... Harry
Carl Studer Carl Studer ... Loftus
André Oumansky André Oumansky ... Vincent
Arthur Howard Arthur Howard ... Father Nielson
George Gaynes
Annette Poivre ... Employee
Berett Arcaya Berett Arcaya ... Diana
Marc Mazza Marc Mazza ... The Corsican
Jacques Bézard Jacques Bézard ... Napoleon
Jean-Pierre Honoré Jean-Pierre Honoré ... Schneider
Georges Douking ... Clochard (as Douking)
Del Negro Del Negro ... Mick (as Negro)
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Storyline

French filmmaker Rene Clement presents Alain Delon as a petty criminal on the run from the underground. On the Rivera, he seeks refuge in a flophouse whose soup line is served by Jane Fonda and Lola Albright. The two women move him to a Gothic mansion owned by Albright, a millionairess with a Salvation Army complex. Fonda, her cousin, is hot for him and repeatedly attempts to seduce him while someone is attempting to poison him; and his murderous former associates have got wind of his whereabouts. Written by alfiehitchie

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He loved as if his life depended on it... and it did! See more »


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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

November 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joy House See more »

Filming Locations:

Saint-Raphaël, Var, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When the car with two people goes over the cliff in the convertible, you can clearly see that only one person (the driver) is in the car. See more »

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Featured in Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme From Joy House (Just Call Me Love Bird)
Written by Lalo Schifrin & Peggy Lee
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Marvelously plotted, colorfully acted thriller on the Riviera...
8 April 2009 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Handsome gigolo in Paris, on the run from murderous thugs hired by the husband of one his conquests, takes refuge at a religious shelter; there, he meets and becomes employed by a wealthy, mysterious widow who lives in a neo-gothic castle on the Riviera. Why she picked him to be her chauffeur--and why she orders two identical uniforms for him--is just part of the mystery. Director René Clément keeps this skeletons-in-the-closet adaptation of Day Keene's novel twisty and engrossing, with incredulous Alain Delon in constant jeopardy. Lola Albright is intriguing as his benefactor, while young Jane Fonda is wry and funny as Lola's sex-starved cousin in lust with Delon (who struggles with his English, though this is shrugged off with amusing swagger). Flashy technique, expressive black-and-white cinematography by Henri Decaë, lovely score by Lalo Schifrin, and many clever turns of the screw. *** from ****


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