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The Upper Hand (1966)

Du rififi à Paname (original title)
In Paris, a gold smuggler is at war with other local gangsters who want piece of the action. Then the mob shows up and makes things worse. Also, an undercover US Treasury Department agent is trying to infiltrate the smuggler's business.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Berger dit Paulo les Diam's
... Walter (as Gert Froebe)
... Charles Binnaggio
... Irène
... Marque Mal (as Marcel Bozzufi)
... Lili Princesse
... Giulio
... Le commissaire Noël
Jean-Claude Bercq ... Jo le Pale
Dany Dauberson ... Lea
Yves Barsacq ... Le quinquagénaire
Claude Cerval ... René
Philippe Clair ... Le blessé
Carlo Nell ... Sergio
Christa Lang ... La fille de Mario
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In Paris, a gold smuggler is at war with other local gangsters who want piece of the action. Then the mob shows up and makes things worse. Also, an undercover US Treasury Department agent is trying to infiltrate the smuggler's business.

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He Followed a Trail of Flesh, Gold and Violence!

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2 March 1966 (France)  »

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another great Gabin gangster movie
18 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

I must say I haven't seen this movie for a very long time. Having a very fine souvenir, I decided to watch it again, and what a pleasure. If you like french gangster movies with our Jean Gabin, powerful slang dialogs and 60's design, this one is really for you. Without forgetting George Raft facing Gabin. And Fröbe, Bozzuffi, Ceccaldi, Brasseur, Mireille Darc (so sexy), Nadja Tiller ...

And international sequences in Japan, London, Germany.

A very special palm to Claudio Brook, very very convincing.

Indeed, a powerful french gangster movie.

As gentleman Philippe wrote, so few reviewers?


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