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Cinq tulipes rouges (1949)

During the Tour de France, five champions, all wearing the yellow jersey, are assassinated. Each time , the murderer leaves a red tulip close to the victim as a signature. Police inspector ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Stelli

Writers:

Charles Exbrayat (adaptation), Marcel Rivet (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
René Dary ... Pierre Lusanne
Suzanne Dehelly Suzanne Dehelly ... Colonelle
Raymond Bussières ... Albert 'La Puce' Jacquin
Pierre-Louis Pierre-Louis ... Charolles (as Pierre Louis)
Robert Berri Robert Berri ... Jacques Mauval
Robert Le Fort Robert Le Fort ... Basile (as Le Fort)
Emilio Carrer Emilio Carrer ... Gambarra
Robert Blome Robert Blome ... Jef Dooksen
René Robert René Robert
Luc Andrieux Luc Andrieux ... Charles Brugeat
Roger Bontemps Roger Bontemps ... Un reporter
Marian Marian
Jean-Jacques Lécot Jean-Jacques Lécot ... (as J.J. Lecot)
Claude Larry Claude Larry
Bob d'Arcy Bob d'Arcy ... (as Bob Darcy)
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During the Tour de France, five champions, all wearing the yellow jersey, are assassinated. Each time , the murderer leaves a red tulip close to the victim as a signature. Police inspector Ricoul and die hard female sports writer Colonelle will join efforts to unmask the culprit. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Crime

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 March 1949 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

5 tulipes rouges See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Tulip lips
24 February 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The famous annual cycle race,le Tour de France,takes about 3 weeks to complete in daily stages of approximately 110 miles.The leading cyclist wears a yellow jersey (the Maillot Jaune).The race always ends on the Champs Elysées in Paris .

On the tour de France,a mysterious criminal is doing away with the "yellow jersey" men ;he leaves a red tulip on their dead bodies.Fortunately,there's a journalist called "Colonelle" (sic) and she plays some kind of French Miss Marple .Like Agatha Christie's lady detective she 's smarter than the cop and it's her who will solve the enigma.

A mystery which is not very mysterious.We guess who the culprit is about halfway through the movie.Charles Exbrayat's story recalls Steeman's novel "Six Hommes Morts" which was transferred to the screen as "le Dernier des Six" an exciting thriller by George Lacombe (with more than a little help from HG Clouzot).Besides,Jean Stelli whose Occupation's melodramas were notorious ("la Valse Blanche" "le Voile Bleu") is not up to scratch and he simply cannot direct actors,who,left to their own device,overact as much as they can.In the last scene ,René Dary -who began his career in the silent era with Louis Feuillade- verges on ridicule.


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