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The Thief of Paris (1967)

Le voleur (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 23 August 1967 (USA)
In Paris around 1900, Georges Randal is brought up by his wealthy uncle, who steals his inheritance. Georges hopes to marry his cousin Charlotte, but his uncle arranges for her to marry a ... See full summary »

Director:

Louis Malle

Writers:

Georges Darien (novel), Jean-Claude Carrière (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Georges Randal
Geneviève Bujold ... Charlotte
Marie Dubois ... Geneviève Delpiels
Julien Guiomar ... L'abbé Félix La Margelle
Paul Le Person Paul Le Person ... Roger Voisin dit Roger-La-Honte
Christian Lude Christian Lude ... Urbain Randal - l'oncle et tuteur de Georges
Françoise Fabian ... Ida
Marlène Jobert ... Broussaille
Bernadette Lafont ... Marguerite - la bonne délurée
Martine Sarcey Martine Sarcey ... Renée Mouratet
Roger Crouzet Roger Crouzet ... Mouratet
Jacques Debary ... Courbassol
Fernand Guiot Fernand Guiot ... Emiel Van Der Busch
Marc Dudicourt Marc Dudicourt ... Georges Antoine
Paul Vally Paul Vally ... MaîtreVivonne - le notaire
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Storyline

In Paris around 1900, Georges Randal is brought up by his wealthy uncle, who steals his inheritance. Georges hopes to marry his cousin Charlotte, but his uncle arranges for her to marry a rich neighbour. As an act of revenge, Georges steals the fiance's family jewels, and enjoys the experience so much that he embarks upon a life-time of burglary. Written by Will Gilbert

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The light touch of the masters! Malle makes ... Belmondo takes.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 August 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Thief of Paris See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Goofs

Following the group with the bear, Randal walks into the gate holding his cane in his left hand. After the cut to his front side, the cane has switched to his right hand. See more »

Quotes

Georges Randal: I do a dirty job but I have an excuse: I do it dirtily.
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A sadly overlooked Masterpiece.
18 March 2003 | by SpamletSee all my reviews

Just saw this forgotten gem by Louis Malle today on Starz. I absolutely loved it. I admit I have a huge bias towards movies about thieves: the artistry of their trade fascinates me (and explains why I can't get enough of playing "Thief" the computer game series).

Nevertheless, this was an engrossing turn of the century period piece which is filled with brilliant, subtle characterizations of extremely interesting and complex characters. It's exciting without needing to be fast paced and it doesn't sacrifice depth of emotion (which is repressed but fully present under the surface as these characters must constantly re-evaluate their involvement in their chosen lifestyles).

The film is beautifully structured so that by the end of it we, who have been voyeuristically caught up in the romance of suave criminals, must, like them, take stock of what has been lost.


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