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Crime on a Summer Morning (1965)

Par un beau matin d'été (original title)
An ill-assorted group of international criminals executes a tightly-planned ransom sting in Spain. Things go along swimmingly until various tensions within the group come to the fore.

Director:

Jacques Deray

Writers:

M. Andriard, Michel Audiard (dialogue) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Francis
Sophie Daumier ... Monique
Geraldine Chaplin ... Zelda
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Victor Dermott
Georges Géret ... Max Zegetti
Akim Tamiroff ... Frank Kramer
Claude Cerval ... Jean-Pierre 'Pierrot' - le pigeon
Adolfo Celi ... Van Willie
Jacques Monod Jacques Monod ... Joseph Lucas
Germaine Kerjean Germaine Kerjean ... Madame Zegetti - la mère de Max
Analía Gadé ... Consuelo Dermott
Jacques Higelin Jacques Higelin ... Le motard
Michèle Viborel Michèle Viborel ... La copine de Francis
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An ill-assorted group of international criminals executes a tightly-planned ransom sting in Spain. Things go along swimmingly until various tensions within the group come to the fore.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

France | Spain | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 February 1965 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime on a Summer Morning See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Jacques Deray - the director - confesses in his biography that Jean-Paul Belmondo complained about this movie because he could not get enough fun and make enough jokes, as he usually did on other films shootings. See more »

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rather wistful James Hadley Chase adaptation

Likable if rather wistful James Hadley Chase adaptation. The first half particularly is light and verging on the comedic, albeit with stunning b/w photography and ultra cool soundtrack.

Things get a bit more serious as things get a bit more serious, but considering the subject is blackmail and murder, this is a mostly mannered interpretation. Jean-Paul Belmondo, great as ever and so relaxed, throughout.

Sexy Sophia Daumier is very effective as his very close sister and Geraldine Chaplin, in her first role, does well as the captive. Not as rough and tough as it might have been and plenty of decent dialogue instead, well this is a French film after all.


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