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The Thief of Paris (1967)

Le voleur (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 23 August 1967 (USA)
In Paris around 1900, Georges Randal is brought up by his wealthy uncle, who steals his inheritance. Georges hopes to marry his cousin Charlotte, but his uncle arranges for her to marry a ... See full summary »

Director:

Louis Malle

Writers:

Georges Darien (novel), Jean-Claude Carrière (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Georges Randal
Geneviève Bujold ... Charlotte
Marie Dubois ... Geneviève Delpiels
Julien Guiomar ... L'abbé Félix La Margelle
Paul Le Person ... Roger Voisin dit Roger-La-Honte
Christian Lude Christian Lude ... Urbain Randal - l'oncle et tuteur de Georges
Françoise Fabian ... Ida
Marlène Jobert ... Broussaille
Bernadette Lafont ... Marguerite - la bonne délurée
Martine Sarcey Martine Sarcey ... Renée Mouratet
Roger Crouzet Roger Crouzet ... Mouratet
Jacques Debary ... Courbassol
Fernand Guiot ... Emiel Van Der Busch
Marc Dudicourt Marc Dudicourt ... Georges Antoine
Paul Vally Paul Vally ... MaîtreVivonne - le notaire
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Storyline

In Paris around 1900, Georges Randal is brought up by his wealthy uncle, who steals his inheritance. Georges hopes to marry his cousin Charlotte, but his uncle arranges for her to marry a rich neighbour. As an act of revenge, Georges steals the fiance's family jewels, and enjoys the experience so much that he embarks upon a life-time of burglary. Written by Will Gilbert

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The light touch of the masters! Malle makes ... Belmondo takes.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 August 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Thief of Paris See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Goofs

In the opening scene Randal drops his bag at a gate and looks around. In the next shot, both have instantly moved back some distance along the wall, where he picks up the bag to throw it over the wall. See more »

Quotes

Georges Randal: I do a dirty job but I have an excuse: I do it dirtily.
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Surprisingly dull comedy
15 June 2003 | by senortuffySee all my reviews

I finally got around to watching a tape of this movie I'd made awhile back, and frankly, I was very disappointed. Jean-Paul Belmondo at the peak of his international fame, Louis Malle ("Atlantic City") directing - how could it go wrong? But regardless, this is just a simple comedy without much depth.

Belmondo plays a French thief around the turn of the century, and the joke is that he and his fellow thieves are robbing the bourgeois and making off with their women. No new ground is broken, and to be honest, even with this simple plot, it isn't particularly well-executed.

Even fans of Belmondo might be bored with this film - instead of his usual droll demeanor, he's dull and just floats from one scene to another without making much of an impact.

So-so entertainment, that's all.


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