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Charles (Jean Gabin), a sixtyish career criminal fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability. He enlists a former cellmate, Francis (Alain Delon), to assist him in pulling off one final score, a carefully planned assault on the vault of a Cannes casino. Bad luck and Francis's lack of professionalism set the caper maddeningly askew, and the stolen cash resurfaces in an unexpected manner.Written by
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This movie, "Any Number Can Win" 1963, was produced and released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer. See more »
Charles' plan to hide the money in the dressing-cabin was not worked out very well. It was predictable that the police would search every possible hiding-place around the casino. Handing over the bags at the swimming-pool would also be very suspect. Finally, what's the point hiding the bags into the pool? They would be visible from the surface anyway and would have been discovered immediately. See more »
I need to pull one last caper.
The great caper, the fabulour business. I already heard that twice since our wedding. The first time, you came back after three years. The second time, I had to wait five years to see you again.
So what? Two unlucky capers in a 30 year career.
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The film opens with MGM's 1956-57 logo. See more »
The colored version is shorter than the original black & white film: 13 minutes are missing in this version (original cut: 116 min, colored cut: 103 min). No complete scenes are cut, but many scenes are shortened. See more »
After a long period in jail, Charles (Jean Gabin) returns home and does not accept the plan of his wife Ginette (Viviane Romance) of moving to the countryside for a quieter life. He plots the heist of a casino and invites his young cell mate Francis (Alain Delon) and his brother-in-law to participate. The check-in two different hotels posing of millionaire and Charles' plan works perfectly. But when Charles finds that Francis has compromised his plan with a silly attitude, things go wrong.
"Mélodie en sous-sol" is another great French heist movie with Jean Gabin and Alain Delon. The story is well-developed and the ironic conclusion is very tense. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "Os Gangsters da Casaca" ("The Gentlemen Gangsters")
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