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The Inheritor (1973)

L'héritier (original title)
Bart Cordell, is unanimously considered as a daddy's boy and an insignificant playboy. So, when he suddenly becomes head of his father's financial empire following his death, nobody ... See full summary »

Director:

Philippe Labro

Writers:

Philippe Labro (original scenario), Jacques Lanzmann (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Bart Cordell
Carla Gravina ... Liza Rocquencourt
Jean Rochefort ... Le nonce (André Berthier)
Charles Denner ... David Loweinstein
Jean Desailly ... Jean-Pierre Carnavan
Jean Martin ... Mgr. Schneider
Maurice Garrel ... Brayen
Pierre Grasset Pierre Grasset ... Pierre Delmas
Maureen Kerwin ... Lauren Korey
François Chaumette François Chaumette ... Maître Georges Theron-Maillard
Michel Beaune ... Frédéric Lambert
Marcel Cuvelier Marcel Cuvelier ... Le Ministre
Fosco Giachetti ... Luigi Balazzi
Anna Orso Anna Orso ... Giovanella Cordell
Paul Amiot Paul Amiot ... Hugo Cordell
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Storyline

Bart Cordell, is unanimously considered as a daddy's boy and an insignificant playboy. So, when he suddenly becomes head of his father's financial empire following his death, nobody understandably expects much from him. They could not be wronger....! Written by Guy Bellinger

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | Italian

Release Date:

17 October 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Exterminator See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

14th highest grossing movie of the year in France. See more »

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References Two Men in Manhattan (1959) See more »

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Written and Performed by Michel Colombier Et Son Orchestre
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Labro bites off more than he can chew
20 February 2002 | by taylor9885See all my reviews

Canal D has been showing some Belmondo films from the Seventies lately; this one is typical of his middle period, before Depardieu took over his mantle. Here we have a businessman who is battling rivals for control of a media empire created by his father. Into the mix is thrown Jewish deportations during World War II, contemporary Italian right-wing politics, muckraking journalists... It's really too much for the frail structure of a commercial thriller. The talented cast isn't given much to do, and suspension of disbelief goes too far (how could Cordell and the writer have survived that attack by two hitmen with rifles shooting directly down on them?).


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