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Lino Ventura

  • Jul 14, 1919 - Oct 22, 1987 (age 68)
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1987
Lino Ventura
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Lino Ventura

Lino Ventura passed away.
1984
La 7ème cible
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MovieDec 19, 1984

La 7ème cible

The writer Bastien (Lino Ventura), is beaten up by strangers. …
The writer Bastien (Lino Ventura), is beaten up by strangers. After another attack, a blackmailer asks for $ 1 million. After Bastien learns why the gigantic sum is demanded, the hunt for the criminal leads him up to the Berlin Wall.
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1983
Best Actor
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Nomination1983

Best Actor

Nominated for "Les Misérables".
César Award
1982
Les Misérables
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MovieOct 20, 1982

Les Misérables

The story of Jean Valjean, a Frenchman convicted of …
The story of Jean Valjean, a Frenchman convicted of minor crimes, who is hounded for years by an unforgiving and unrelenting police inspector, Javert.
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1981
Garde à vue
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MovieAug 1, 1981

Garde à vue

In Garde à vue, Inspector Gallien (played by Lino Ventura) …
In Garde à vue, Inspector Gallien (played by Lino Ventura) investigates the rape and murder of two young girls and targets attorney Jerome Martinaud (played by Michel Serrault), slowly breaking him down psychologically until he confesses to the crimes, even though he did not commit them. Director Miller emphasizes his message about investigatory detention in France by showing that even an experienced attorney can become an unintended victim. Garde à vue is still available only in French, but fortunately the film was re-made in the United States as Under Suspicion.
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1980
Sunday Lovers
MovieOct 31, 1980

Sunday Lovers

This movie follows four men in four different countries, and how …
This movie follows four men in four different countries, and how they spend their weekend. Harry is the chauffeur of an English Lord who meets an American girl who is lost. He takes her to his employer's estate and spends the night with her. But when a Lady friend of his employer's shows up, things get strange. Harry's an American who is in a mental hospital, whose psychiatrist gives him a weekend pass to re-assimilate. He meets a girl and spends the weekend with her. Francois, a French businessman who's meeting with an American businessman to close an important deal, but the man is a lech who is looking for roll in the hay, and he asks Francois to set him up with a girl who works for him, and he's not sure if he should do it. Finally, Armando, an Italian whose wife goes away, and while she's away, he finds his old address book and decides to call his old girlfriends and see if any of them want to hook up.
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1978
Butterfly on the Shoulder
MovieMay 3, 1978

Butterfly on the Shoulder

Butterfly on the Shoulder released.
The Medusa Touch
MovieApr 7, 1978

The Medusa Touch

"The Medusa Touch" (1978) is a British thriller about a …
"The Medusa Touch" (1978) is a British thriller about a misanthropic man who possesses telekinetic powers. It is based on the novel of the same name by Peter Van Greenaway. In both the film and the movie, the telekinetic man uses his powers to hurt people he dislikes. He has even used his abilities to cause disasters like a plane crash or a cathedral's roof collapsing on top of a group of people.
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1976
Illustrious Corpses
MovieFeb 12, 1976

Illustrious Corpses

A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the …
A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party
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1975
The French Detective
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MovieDec 10, 1975

The French Detective

When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and …
When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit...
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La cage
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MovieJun 11, 1975

La cage

A vengeful woman traps her ex husband in their basement. …
A vengeful woman traps her ex husband in their basement. He realizes that the only chance he has of ever getting out is to try and beat her at her own psychological mind game.
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1974
The Slap
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MovieOct 23, 1974

The Slap

Geography professor Jean has divorced his wife. His …
Geography professor Jean has divorced his wife. His mistress has also left him. He has to do everything he can to be able to win his young daughter Isabelle's love and affection.
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Three Tough Guys
MovieMar 15, 1974

Three Tough Guys

Three Tough Guys (also known as Tough Guys) is a 1974 crime …
Three Tough Guys (also known as Tough Guys) is a 1974 crime-action film directed by Duccio Tessari. It may be regarded as an example of the Blaxploitation genre. It stars Lino Ventura, Fred Williamson and Isaac Hayes, who also composed the soundtrack. It is a coproduction between United States, Italy (where it was released Uomini duri) and France (where is known as Les Durs). The film was shot in Chicago.
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David di Donatello Special Award
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Award1974

David di Donatello Special Award

Won award for "La bonne année".
1973
L'emmerdeur
MovieSep 20, 1973

L'emmerdeur

L'emmerdeur (English title: A Pain in the Ass, literally The …
L'emmerdeur (English title: A Pain in the Ass, literally The Troublemaker) is a 1973 French-Italian black comedy film starring Jacques Brel, appearing in his tenth and final feature film. Directed by Édouard Molinaro and co-starring Lino Ventura, Caroline Cellier, and Jean-Pierre Darras, L'emmerdeur is an adaptation of Francis Veber's 1971 play Le contrat.
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La bonne année
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MovieApr 13, 1973

La bonne année

Released from prison apparently under a New Year amnesty, …
Released from prison apparently under a New Year amnesty, a criminal tries to pick up the threads of a life changed not only by his daring plan to rob a jewellers in out-of-season Cannes but by someone special he met there.
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Escape to Nowhere
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MovieFeb 21, 1973

Escape to Nowhere

Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the …
Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the M.I.5 in London? A Soviet scientist apparently. But sixteen years before the man had another identity, Clément Tibère, and another ...
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1972
L'aventure, c'est l'aventure
MovieMay 4, 1972

L'aventure, c'est l'aventure

When they realize the times …
When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions. Among their hostages are singer Johnny Hallyday and an ambassador in ...
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The Valachi Papers
MovieJan 6, 1972

The Valachi Papers

Gangster Joe Valachi is a marked man in the same joint where …
Gangster Joe Valachi is a marked man in the same joint where mob boss Don Vito Genovese is imprisoned and he's forced to co-operate with the DA in exchange for protection.
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1971
Boulevard du Rhum
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MovieOct 13, 1971

Boulevard du Rhum

In the prohibition years, the 'rumrunners' travel through …
In the prohibition years, the 'rumrunners' travel through the Caribbean Sea with the forbidden liquor barely escaping the ship patrols. While on the run, one of the bootleggers falls in ...
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Fantasia chez les ploucs
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MovieJan 15, 1971

Fantasia chez les ploucs

Sagamore lives in the …
Sagamore lives in the countryside on a farm where he secretly distills whiskey. A young stranger and her companion who is a gangster come to disturb their peace.
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1970
Last Known Address
MovieFeb 25, 1970

Last Known Address

Police inspector Léonetti, a tough, efficient policeman, has been …
Police inspector Léonetti, a tough, efficient policeman, has been sent to a second-rate police station after being reprimanded. There he is given a partner, young and beautiful Jeanne Dumas...
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1969
The Sicilian Clan
MovieDec 1, 1969

The Sicilian Clan

A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist …
A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.
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Army of Shadows
MovieSep 12, 1969

Army of Shadows

Army of Shadows (French: L'armée des ombres) is a 1969 …
Army of Shadows (French: L'armée des ombres) is a 1969 French drama-suspense film written and directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. It is a film adaptation of Joseph Kessel's 1943 book of the same name, which blends Kessel's own experiences as a member of the French Resistance with fictionalized versions of other Resistance members Army of Shadows follows a small group of Resistance fighters as they move between safe houses, work with the Allied militaries, kill informers, and attempt to evade the capture and execution that they know is their most likely fate. While portraying its characters as heroic, the film presents a bleak, unromantic view of the Resistance.
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1968
Le Rapace
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MovieApr 24, 1968

Le Rapace

Vera Cruz, 1938. "Le Rital", a tough French hit man, agrees to …
Vera Cruz, 1938. "Le Rital", a tough French hit man, agrees to serve Mexican revolutionaries who want to replace the current President by Chico, an insecure young bourgeois that they intend to manipulate. The killing of the President is to take place in a small town whose "great lady", Camito, is an alluring former thespian and the despot's mistress. Things go according to plan as the President commits the imprudence to come and see Camito without his escort. "Le Rital" just has to pull the trigger and his mission is achieved. But to no avail actually as the revolutionaries prove unable to take advantage of the situation. Worse, "Le Rital" finds himself driven to shoot at Chico(without killing him though) whereas he has become close to him. In the end he leaves Mexico for new adventures without anybody knowing that deep inside himself he is a broken man.
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1967
The Last Adventure
MovieApr 12, 1967

The Last Adventure

Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the …
Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about...
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1966
Le Deuxième Souffle
MovieNov 1, 1966

Le Deuxième Souffle

Three prisoners break from the prison and the notorious …
Three prisoners break from the prison and the notorious Gustave 'Gu' Minda is the only one that survives. He heads to Paris where he meets his lover Manouche and his friend and Manouche's bodyguard Alban that take him to a hideout. Meanwhile the smart Commissary Blot is investigating a shooting plotted by the mobster Jo Ricci and the gangster Jacques the Lawyer who is murdered. Gu decides to travel to Italy but he is short of money; his friend Orloff invites him to participate in the heist of an armored truck with his friend Paul Ricci and the gangsters Antoine and Pascal in Marseille. The talkative Inspector Fardiano is responsible for the investigation, but the persistent Commissary Blot believes that Gu is behind the scheme.
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Ne nous fâchons pas
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MovieApr 20, 1966

Ne nous fâchons pas

Antoine helps two former acquaintances escape the …
Antoine helps two former acquaintances escape the country, who repay him with a debt transfer. All he has to do is collect from some Léonard Michalon, but for that he will have to go into much trouble to keep the man alive.
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1965
The Wise Guys
MovieOct 22, 1965

The Wise Guys

An ex-con with ulterior motives convinces the struggling …
An ex-con with ulterior motives convinces the struggling inheritor of a sawmill to use convicts as affordable lumberjacks.
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La Métamorphose des cloportes
MovieSep 8, 1965

La Métamorphose des cloportes

Three little criminals get a tip …
Three little criminals get a tip for a great coup with lots of money in it. Unfortunately they lack the starting funds to buy the required welding torch. So they persuade their successful ...
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The Dictator's Guns
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MovieJun 18, 1965

The Dictator's Guns

Jacques Cournot, a freelance skipper, is hired by Mr …
Jacques Cournot, a freelance skipper, is hired by Mr Hendrix in Santo Domingo, first of all to advise him regarding the acquisition of a sailing boat. After a thorough inspection of a prospective vessel, the "Dragoon", Cournot reports his positive appraisal to Mr Hendrix and initiates the negotiations with Mrs Osborne, the owner of the craft. Barely a couple of days later, Cournot finds himself in a bind as the police questions him about the exact kind of cruise he was supposed to organize for his principal. For the "Dragoon" is gone; Mr Hendrix has disappeared; Mrs Osborne is not aware of any deal; and the corpses of mysterious individuals, victims of a violent death, are found on the beaches of Santo Domingo.
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1964
The Great Spy Chase
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MovieDec 10, 1964

The Great Spy Chase

A cold-war spy parody. After the death of an armaments …
A cold-war spy parody. After the death of an armaments manufacturer, an international group of spies is drawn into a high-stakes battle of wits to obtain the valuable military patents which...
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Weeping for a Bandit
MovieJun 1, 1964

Weeping for a Bandit

José María "El Tempranillo" fleeing from justice, takes refuge in …
José María "El Tempranillo" fleeing from justice, takes refuge in Sierra Morena. After a period of hard learning, he becomes the leader of a group of bandits.
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Greed in the Sun
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MovieApr 17, 1964

Greed in the Sun

Running his Trans-Saharan transport business with an …
Running his Trans-Saharan transport business with an iron fist, the rough trucker, Castagliano, assigns his beautiful brand-new truck and its mysterious consignment to his newest employee, John Steiner. Much to the disappointment of the experienced driver, Rocco, and his close-knit group of friends and long-distance lorry drivers--Hervé, aka "Bumpkin", and Mitch-Mitch--Steiner prepares himself for the difficult journey through the dry and flat Sahara; however, the truck is missing. Now, Rocco is behind the wheel along with his femme-fatale girlfriend, Pepa, intent on making it big, as Hervé and Steiner are after him to retrieve the unknown goods. Are 100,000 dollars under the sun worth dying for?
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1963
Les Tontons flingueurs
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MovieOct 4, 1963

Les Tontons flingueurs

Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino …
Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican". The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and looking after his soon-to-be-married daughter. When a longtime mobster heavy, Volfoni takes exception to Fernand for being an outsider, they come after Fernand who is equal to the task. He defends himself in a series of comical killings from the onslaught of the mob.
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Three Penny Opera
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MovieFeb 28, 1963

Three Penny Opera

The Gangster Macheath secretly marries the daughter of …
The Gangster Macheath secretly marries the daughter of beggar king Peachum. When Peachum finds out, he instructs the police chief Brown to arrest and hang Macheath. If not, all the beggars of Soho will disturb the upcoming coronation.
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1962
The Devil and the Ten Commandments
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MovieSep 14, 1962

The Devil and the Ten Commandments

1) Jerôme Chambard, a …
1) Jerôme Chambard, a retired man, taken in by nuns in a convent, swears like a trooper. 2) Françoise takes a lover because he has promised her a diamond necklace. 3) Denis, a seminarist, decides to renounce his vows to avenge his sister. 4) God in person lands at a remote farm and works miracles there. 5) Pierre learns that his mother is not his mother, but a famous actress. 6) Didier, a bank clerk, teams up with a bank thief after being fired by the manager 7) Jerôme Chambard is invited to Sunday lunch by his friend the bishop and by dint of drinking to their friendship the holy man cannot remember the ten commandments anymore
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1961
The Last Judgment
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MovieSep 2, 1961

The Last Judgment

Una possente e misteriosa voce echeggia nel cielo di Napoli : …
Una possente e misteriosa voce echeggia nel cielo di Napoli : annuncia l'inizio del Giudizio Universale, alle sei di quella sera. Così una folla di personaggi si muove eccitata sotto l'influenza di quella implacabile voce. Dopo l'inizio del grosso processo, al quale tutti possono sentirsi presenti attraverso la televisione, il Giudizio è bruscamente interrotto da una pioggia torrenziale. E' un acquazzone che ha rimpiazzato drasticamente e definitivamente il Giudizio, cancellando la Terra ed i suoi mali ? Niente affatto, si tratta solo di una violenta tempesta, che pian piano si esaurisce. Così, quando la paura finisce, tutti tornano alle consuete (e non sempre benevoli) abitudini, dimenticando tutte le migliori intenzioni di redenzione avute appena qualche ora prima, influenzati dal terrore della imminente fine.
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Taxi for Tobruk
MovieMay 9, 1961

Taxi for Tobruk

Un taxi pour Tobrouk is a 1961 French film directed by …
Un taxi pour Tobrouk is a 1961 French film directed by Denys de La Patellière, with music by Georges Garvarentz. The story takes place during World War II in the North African desert at the Battle of El Alamein.
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Girl in the Window
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MovieApr 14, 1961

Girl in the Window

Italians migrate to Holland, to make money in coal mining. After …
Italians migrate to Holland, to make money in coal mining. After their first work accident, two friends make different future plans: one, spending money on a week-end holiday with prostitutes; the other, returning to Italy soon.
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Clelia Ventura
Child1961

Clelia Ventura

Clelia Ventura was born in 1961. She is a director and actress, …
Clelia Ventura was born in 1961. She is a director and actress, known for The Sleepwalker, Terrain de chasse (1999) and 20 heures le journal (1981).
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1960
Mistress of the World
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MovieApr 14, 1960

Mistress of the World

Professor Johansson has …
Professor Johansson has made a huge scientific breakthrough; a device that will create a huge magnetic pulse that knocks out all electricity over a continent-wide area. The military ...
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Classe Tous Risques
MovieMar 23, 1960

Classe Tous Risques

Abel Davos is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing …
Abel Davos is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife, Thérèse, and their two young sons. Abel and ...
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1959
Marie-Octobre
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MovieFeb 23, 1959

Marie-Octobre

Fifteen years after WWII, a group of ex-resistance fighters are …
Fifteen years after WWII, a group of ex-resistance fighters are brought together by Marie-Octobre, so that the former members of the network can finally relive one fateful night and find out who betrayed their murdered leader, Castille.
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The Tiger Attacks
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MovieJan 21, 1959

The Tiger Attacks

The Tiger Attacks released.
1958
The Mask of the Gorilla
MovieAug 15, 1958

The Mask of the Gorilla

Géo Paquet, aka The Gorilla, …
Géo Paquet, aka The Gorilla, breaks from jail. Now an escaped convict, the elite agent must infiltrate a dangerous gang working for a foreign embassy as their leader, a spy enjoying diplomatic immunity, can't be arrested by regular police.
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Montparnasse 19
MovieApr 4, 1958

Montparnasse 19

Biographic movie about the last year of the famous Italian …
Biographic movie about the last year of the famous Italian painter Modigliani. Modigliani, a poor painter in Paris of 1919, falls in love with a daughter from a wealthy family. Her parents are against their relation and stop financial help.
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Elevator to the Gallows
MovieJan 29, 1958

Elevator to the Gallows

Elevator to the Gallows is a …
Elevator to the Gallows is a 1957 French crime drama. Louis Malle directed the movie about two criminal lovers planning the perfect crime. Florence Carala and Julien Travernier develop a scheme to kill Florence’s husband Simon. Simon is a wealthy industrialist and Julien’s boss. The plan is to make the murder look like a suicide. Julien becomes trapped in an elevator when the power is switched off for the weekend. Another twist in the story occurs when Julien’s car is stolen by a small-time crook and his girlfriend. Florence sees the car and thinks that Julien has run away with another woman. Miles Davis wrote and performed the soundtrack for the movie.
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Maigret Sets a Trap
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MovieJan 29, 1958

Maigret Sets a Trap

For some time now, women coming home at night have been …
For some time now, women coming home at night have been savagely murdered by a mysterious serial killer. Inspector Lagrume thinks he has found the culprit in the person of Barberot, a local butcher. But Maigret, who takes over the investigation, is not convinced. Deep inside himself, he knows the murderer is still at large. But how to trap him ?
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Linda Ventura
Child1958

Linda Ventura

Linda Ventura born.
1957
Trois jours à vivre
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MovieAug 14, 1957

Trois jours à vivre

Simon Belin is an actor touring the provinces with his company. …
Simon Belin is an actor touring the provinces with his company. Although talented he has never been given the opportunity to shine on stage. It is always Bérimont, a matinée idol past his best, who gets the lead roles. One day however, Simon is witness to a murder. Subjected to the pressure of justice, of his agent and of his own wish for publicity, he identifies a suspect, Ferrari, without being certain he is the real culprit. Singled out by his action he becomes the toast of the town.Overnight he replaces Bérimont as the star of the play. But Ferrari, who had been sentenced to twenty years in prison, escapes and threatens him ; from now on he has ... three days to live.
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1956
Crime and Punishment
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MovieNov 27, 1956

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment released.
1955
Razzia sur la chnouf
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MovieApr 7, 1955

Razzia sur la chnouf

Henri, the Man from Nantes, comes back to his country after a …
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?
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1954
Touchez Pas au Grisbi
MovieMar 17, 1954

Touchez Pas au Grisbi

Touchez pas au grisbi ([tu.ʃe …
Touchez pas au grisbi ([tu.ʃe pɑ o ɡʁiz.bi], French for "Don't touch the loot") is a 1954 French-Italian crime film directed by Jacques Becker and starring Jean Gabin, Jeanne Moreau, Lino Ventura, Dora Doll, Delia Scala, René Dary and Miss America 1946, Marilyn Buferd. It is based on the novel by Albert Simonin. The film was screened in competition at the 1954 Venice Film Festival. It was released in the United States as Grisbi and in the United Kingdom as Honour Among Thieves.
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1950
Laurent Ventura
Child1950

Laurent Ventura

Laurent Ventura born.
1946
Mylène Ventura
Child1946

Mylène Ventura

Mylène Ventura born.
1942
Odette Lecomte
Marriage1942

Odette Lecomte

Married Odette Lecomte.
1919
Lino Ventura
BirthJuly 1919

Lino Ventura

Lino Ventura was born.
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