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7 uomini d'oro (1965)

G | | Crime | 18 March 1966 (France)
One of the best intrigue/caper movies ever made! Delightful is the perfect word to describe this film that is full of sci-fi gimmicks, plot twists, slick and not-so-slick criminals, and gorgeous dames. Podesta is a 100% bonafide KNOCKOUT!

Director:

Marco Vicario

Writers:

Marco Vicario (story), Marco Vicario (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rossana Podestà ... Giorgia
Philippe Leroy ... Albert (le professeur)
Gastone Moschin ... Adolf (l'allemand)
Gabriele Tinti ... Aldo (l'italien)
Giampiero Albertini Giampiero Albertini ... August (le portugais)
Dario De Grassi Dario De Grassi ... Anthony (l'irlandais)
Manuel Zarzo ... Alfonso (l'espagnol)
Maurice Poli ... Alfred (le français)
Ennio Balbo Ennio Balbo ... Police Chief
Renzo Palmer
Alberto Bonucci Alberto Bonucci ... Radio Ham
Juan Luis Galiardo
José Gallardo José Gallardo ... (as Juan Luis Galiardo)
Juan Cortés Juan Cortés ... (as Juan Cortez)
Renato Terra
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One of the best intrigue/caper movies ever made! Delightful is the perfect word to describe this film that is full of sci-fi gimmicks, plot twists, slick and not-so-slick criminals, and gorgeous dames. Podesta is a 100% bonafide KNOCKOUT!

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They Walk, They Talk, They Crawl on Their Bellies Into Bank Vaults. And They're Mine, All Mine... See more »

Genres:

Crime

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

It was illegal to film a bank robbery in Switzerland, so director Marco Vicario used a fake script when shooting in front of "Credit Suisse" in Geneva. See more »

Connections

Followed by Il grande colpo dei 7 uomini d'oro (1966) See more »

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Attractive Italian/Spanish co-production about a bank robbery , filled with intrigue , suspense , humor and plot twists
26 September 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

In this caper movie there are lots of bonafide scenes , comedy , action , full of sci-fi gimmicks , tongue-in-cheek and twisted intrigue . Astounding film about a heist with pretty humor and noisy action . The film talks a hold-up to a luxurious bank carried out by a motley group (Gastone Moschin , Gabriele Tinti , Giampiero Albertini , Dario De Grassi , Maurice Poli , Manuel Zarzo) led by the cunning Professor Albert (Philippe Leroy) and the knockout Giorgia (Rossana Podestà). They walk, they talk, they crawl on their bellies into bank vaults . They are pursued by policemen and while happen several betrayals , twists and turns .

From the beginning until ending the good mood and humor is continued . The plot is very amusing and the final has got an extraordinary surprise . This fun flick displays suspense , giggles , slick and not-so-slick criminals , gorgeous dames and results to be very bemusing . Delightful and enjoyable are the perfect words to describe this film . One of the best intrigue/caper movies ever made along with ¨Rififi¨ by Mario Monicelli and ¨Topkapi¨ by Jules Dassin . The highlight and great climax , of course , is the heist which is developed with imposing tension and intrigue . This picture along with ¨Topkapi¨ created during the 60s and forward an authentic genre . The robbing has been imitated thousand times in European films as well as American movies (Mission impossible). Actors' interpretations are excellent , as Philippe Leroy is magnificent as Le Professeu , José Suárez as Bank manager is top-notch and specially Rossana Podesta is a wow . Support cast is frankly well including Italian players as Gastone Moschin , Gabriele Tinti , Giampiero Albertini , Maurice Poli and Spanish ones as Juan Luis Galiardo and Manuel Zarzo .

Atmospheric cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri from nice color 16mm print and shooting in front of "Credit Suisse" in Geneva , Canton de Genève, Switzerland and Lazio , Rome . Catching and original musical score by Armando Trovajoli . The picture was well directed by Marco Vicario (Rossana Podesta's husband) . Vicario was a good filmmaker who wrote/produced/directed several comedies as "Paolo the Hot" , "The Swinging Confessors" , ¨Homo Eroticus¨ , "Erotomania" , "The Persian Lamb Coat" , among others . This cheerful motion picture attained a lot of success and originated copies , rip offs and awful imitations . Followed by a sequel : "Seven Golden Men Strike Again" or "Marco Vicario's Seven Golden Men Strike Again!" that is also filled with cool sci-fi gadgets , including flying jetpacks . This fast moving , intrigue thriller yarn will appeal to comedy enthusiasts and robbery genre fans . Rating : Above average . Well worth watching .


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Release Date:

18 March 1966 (France) See more »

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