Captain Dominique is at the head of Marseille crime squad.His son,Gérard, meets again a friend of his army days,Fred,who is part of a gang of racketeers .The father warns his son against Fred's bad influence ,but to no avail.He also tries to put Fred back on the straight and narrow.Meanwhile ,the racketeers go on fleecing the cafes and the nightclubs ,and does not shrink from murdering.After killing one of his accomplices, Fred is pursued by a gangster and meets a tragic end.Written by
If it were not for Michel Simon's presence,the film would not be broadcast nowadays.There are pleasant pictures of Marseille (and its gangsters).Not much more:Racketeering,drugs ,prostitution ,the usual menu ;not very original ,except that the villains' head seems to be a woman (Suzy Prim,who had seen better days before)and that one of the gangsters saved the cop's (Michel Simon) son during WW2;it is really a pity that this son does not appear in the second part of the story.
In Prim's office (she also runs a strip tease club),there are posters of contemporary French singers (Annie Cordy,Catherine Sauvage),that's not flattering for those ladies!Besides,Catherine Sauvage sings a song "Un Inconnu A Volé Mon Coeur" (A stranger has stolen my heart).
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