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Razzia (1955)

Razzia sur la chnouf (original title)
Henri, the Man from Nantes, comes back to his country after a successful stay in the United States, where he was working for Liski, the drug dealer. With the fame of being a tough guy ... See full summary »

Director:

Henri Decoin

Writers:

Auguste Le Breton (based on the novel by), Henri Decoin (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Henri Ferré dit 'Le Nantais'
Marcel Dalio ... Paul Liski (as Dalio)
Lino Ventura ... Roger le Catalan
Albert Rémy ... Bibi
Lila Kedrova ... Léa
Pierre-Louis Pierre-Louis ... L'inspecteur Leroux - de la brigade mondaine
Jacqueline Porel Jacqueline Porel ... Solange Birot
Roland Armontel ... Louis Birot, l'ingénieur-chimiste (as Armontel)
Françoise Spira Françoise Spira ... Yvonne, la dame des lavabos
Josselin Josselin ... Fredo
Simone Sylvestre Simone Sylvestre ... La compagne de l'homme au revolver
Olivier Darrieux Olivier Darrieux ... (as Jean Olivier)
Magali Noël ... Lisette
François Patrice François Patrice ... Jo
Suzy Willy Suzy Willy ... La patronne du restaurant
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Henri, the Man from Nantes, comes back to his country after a successful stay in the United States, where he was working for Liski, the drug dealer. With the fame of being a tough guy preceding him, he sets himself to the task of knowing why the French operations were not so profitable - and soon he is master of all links of the organization. He can now get it honed to perfection - or destroy it. Only... the Police is following his every step! Is Henri what he says he is, or an undercover detective from the French police? Written by Artemis-9

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An excursion into the twisted back-alleys of the Paris underworld... See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 April 1955 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Razzia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Visa de contôle cinématographique N° 16014. See more »

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A documentary look at the world of drugs in the fifties.
14 August 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Henry Decoin made an interesting movie dealing with what was a taboo subject back in 1955.His depiction of the crepuscular world of drugs displays no leniency,and the screenplay often drops the main story and uses documentary vignettes:the little dealers who use the candies machines in the subway for instance .A sober Jean Gabin does not outshadow the rest of the cast:particularly Marcel Dalio,as a big shot ,and Lila Kedrova ,as a junkie ,begging for a few more in the impressive last sequence which gathers near all the cast!


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