Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.
France/Italy, 1962. Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Rome Paris Films. Screenplay by Jean-Pierre Melville, based on the novel by Pierre Lesou. Cinematography by Nicolas Hayer. Produced by Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti. Music by Paul Misraki. Production Design by Daniel Gueret. Film Editing by Monique Bonnot.
Terrific French detective story by Jean-Pierre Melville. Jean-Paul Belmondo plays a hood who gets out of jail and decides to go in for one more score. Unfortunately, he doesn’t know that his tools supplier is a police informant who could very easily turn him in. Fans of heist movies will adore all the twists and turns the plot pulls in this great entertainment, which was based on an American detective novel.