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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 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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The Women of the "Joy House" Allowed Him Every Freedom...Except the Freedom to Leave! 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Chroniques de France: Chroniques de France N° 5 (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme From Joy House (Just Call Me Love Bird)
Written by Lalo Schifrin & Peggy Lee
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Threesome, in the best possible way
29 December 2004 | by abelardo64See all my reviews

I can tell why Delon and Fonda were the wet dreams of the previous generation but nobody ever mention Lola Albright to me. She is exquisite, she exudes an European kind of thing and yet she's totally American. A cross between Doris Day and Ava Gardner. The film is a delight. A sexy thriller soaking in a sticky, tingly atmosphere. I've seen the English and the original French version. Go for the French, the adaptation of the dialogue in English is silly and pretentious. Although I don't like the idea of remakes this is one lends itself beautifully for a juicy rehash. I have a brilliant idea about how to update it, not to mention, how to cast it and as far as a director is concerned, I know the perfect one. I, of course, don't intend to reveal a thing here, you may steal the idea and strike a deal with Miramax.


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