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Rum Runners (1971)

Boulevard du Rhum (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy | 13 October 1971 (France)
In the prohibition years, the 'rumrunners' travel through the Caribbean Sea with the forbidden liquor barely escaping the ship patrols. While on the run, one of the bootleggers falls in ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Enrico

Writers:

Jacques Pecheral (novel), Pierre Pelegri (adaptation) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lino Ventura ... Cornelius von Zeelinga
Brigitte Bardot ... Linda Larue
Bill Travers ... Sanderson
Clive Revill ... Lord Hammond
La Polaca ... Catharina
Jess Hahn ... Piet aka "Big Dutch"
Antonio Casas ... Wilkinson
Andréas Voutsinas ... Alvarez
Guy Marchand ... Ronald / The Actor
Jack Betts ... Renner (as Hunt Powers)
Roger Jacquet ... Loisel
Marc Eyraud Marc Eyraud ... Le toubib
Stéphane Fey Stéphane Fey ... Searle
Joe Turner Joe Turner ... Mac Allistair
Robert Lombard Robert Lombard ... Remus
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Storyline

In the prohibition years, the 'rumrunners' travel through the Caribbean Sea with the forbidden liquor barely escaping the ship patrols. While on the run, one of the bootleggers falls in love with an actress on a movie set. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Taglines:

1920. Prohibition. The beginning of an era that spawned rackets, crime, corruption, and a strange romance.

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy | Spain

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 October 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Rum Runners See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

According to Robert Enrico in his biography, during the shooting of this film, Lino Ventura and Brigitte Bardot couldn't bear each other. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Avanti! (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Générique - Chant Des Rhum-Runners
Written and Performed by François de Roubaix And Orchestra
Banjo solo by Barthélémy Rosso
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a pleasant surprise
18 October 2003 | by wrvisser-leusden-nlSee all my reviews

Brigitte Bardot's later movies are generally not considered as good as her earlier ones, but 'Boulevard du rhum' is an exception to that. Aged 36 at the time, Brigitte plays a strong supporting role to leading man Lino Ventura. He plays an important runner, smuggling liquor in the time when this was prohibited by some very strict US laws. Unpleasant contacts with the US Coast Guard are part of the story.

With her singing and dancing Brigitte certainly adds a big dimension to 'Boulevard du rhum'. She also provides an element of twenties fashion, thus strongly contributing to this movie's lovely mix of Charleston and Carraïbean moods.

Just sit back, relax, and enjoy 'Boulevard du rhum'. This movie is worth 125 minutes of your time.


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