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Two Men in Town (1973)

Deux hommes dans la ville (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | August 1976 (USA)
A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.

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José Giovanni

Writers:

José Giovanni (original scenario), José Giovanni (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Germain Cazeneuve
Alain Delon ... Gino Strabliggi
Mimsy Farmer ... Lucie
Victor Lanoux ... Marcel
Cécile Vassort ... Évelyne Cazeneuve
Ilaria Occhini Ilaria Occhini ... Sophie Strabliggi
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Le patron de l'imprimerie
Malka Ribowska Malka Ribowska ... L'avocate de Gino (as Malka Ribovska)
Christine Fabréga Christine Fabréga ... Geneviève Cazeneuve
Gérard Depardieu ... Un jeune truand
Robert Castel Robert Castel ... André Vaultier
Albert Augier Albert Augier ... Rasuin
Maurice Barrier ... Le juge d'instruction
Paul Beauvais Paul Beauvais
Gabriel Briand Gabriel Briand ... Jeannot
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A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

August 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Lino Ventura and Yves Montand turned down the part of Germain Cazeneuve before it was proposed to (and accepted by) Jean Gabin. See more »

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TWO MEN IN TOWN (Jose' Giovanni, 1973) **1/2
5 August 2007 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Curiously enough, the central plot of this one is quite similar to that of ONCE A THIEF (1965; also starring Alain Delon and which I watched on the very same day) – though here it's even gloomier (ultimately taking the form of a plea against capital punishment)! Incidentally, co-writer/director Giovanni had been a convict in real-life, and even wrote the novel which inspired Jacques Becker's marvelous prison-escape drama LE TROU (1960).

Anyway, Delon and Jean Gabin are well-teamed here (this was the last of three films in which they appeared together, following ANY NUMBER CAN WIN [1963] and THE SICILIAN CLAN [1969]): the latter isn't particularly exerted by his role – being, after all, among his last – but the former is unusually committed and, in fact, he also served as the film's producer! Mimsy Farmer appears as Delon's new lover following the tragic death of his wife in a road accident; Michel Bouquet is memorable as the Javert-like police inspector who won't let Delon go (a slinky but nastier version of the Van Heflin part in ONCE A THIEF); Gerard Depardieu has a brief role at the beginning as a wannabe criminal associate of Delon's.


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