Italian Actor

Lino Ventura

  • Jul 14, 1919 - Oct 22, 1987 (age 68)
  • 5' 7" (1.69 m)
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1987
Lino Ventura
PersonalOctober 1987

Lino Ventura

Lino Ventura passed away.
1984
La 7ème cible
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
MovieSep 23, 1981

Garde à vue

A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex …
A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
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1980
Sunday Lovers
MovieOct 31, 1980

Sunday Lovers

A sex comedy anthology containing four stories, each from a …
A sex comedy anthology containing four stories, each from a different country (England, France, the U.S., and Italy).
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1978
Butterfly on the Shoulder
MovieMay 3, 1978

Butterfly on the Shoulder

A man who finds there is …
A man who finds there is another world to the one we know.
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The Medusa Touch
MovieApr 7, 1978

The Medusa Touch

John Morlar (Richard Burton) is watching a British television …
John Morlar (Richard Burton) is watching a British television broadcast when an anchorman states that American astronauts are trapped in orbit around the moon. Suddenly someone in Morlar's room picks up a figurine and strikes him on the head repeatedly. His blood splatters the television screen. French Detective-Inspector Brunel (Lino Ventura) arrives at Morlar's apartment to begin an investigation. At first he thinks Morlar is dead, but soon he hears him breathe. At the hospital, Morlar is hooked up to life support systems, one machine in particular monitors the activity of his battered brain. Brunel discovers that Morlar has been in psychological analysis because of his history of being witness to many disasters, other people's disasters. Dr. Zonfeld (Lee Remick), Morlar's analyst, explains that Morlar's delusions had begun when he was a child. He believed that he had caused a hated nanny's death. Morlar's childhood delusions were reinforced at a resort when he overheard his parents discussing him with disapproval. When his parents strolled on top of a cliff, Morlar watched as the family car suddenly pushed them off the cliff to their deaths. One evening, Brunel pores over the mysteries of Morlar's diary and through his scrapbook of disastrous events. Gradually, Brunel begins to develop an opinion of what Morlar was like and begins to wonder if he is chasing a murderer or a victim.
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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 of the councilman, Lardatte, gets him a warning from his superiors. When he embarrasses Lardatte while disarming a hostage (the dead volunteer's father), Verjeat is told he's being transferred within a week. He speeds up his hunt for the goon and, with Lefévre, one of his young detectives, he engineers a complicated scheme to buy more time before the transfer. How should Verjeat play out his values of honor and duty?
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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

An ex-convict priest and a framed former policeman hunt a …
An ex-convict priest and a framed former policeman hunt a machine-gun killer behind a bank robbery.
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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
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
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 nationality, French. So what led him to become Russian and to change identity? And why are the British secret services interested in him?
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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

When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on …
When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the sacred code of silence.
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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 Among the Squares
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MovieJan 15, 1971

Fantasia Among the Squares

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

An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi …
An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France.
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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 a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast of Congo stuffed with riches. The adventurers set off to find the loot. Going with them is Laetitia, an artistic young woman who treats them like brothers, plays along with their schemes, makes sculptures of found objects, and dreams of buying an old fort at the mouth of the Charente. The Congo tip turns out to be a double cross, and the adventurers must pick up the pieces. A trip to Fort Boyard completes the circle.
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1966
Le Deuxième Souffle
MovieNov 1, 1966

Le Deuxième Souffle

A gangster escapes jail and quickly makes plans to continue his …
A gangster escapes jail and quickly makes plans to continue his criminal ways elsewhere, but a determined inspector is closing in.
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To Skin a Spy
MovieAug 24, 1966

To Skin a Spy

A French secret agent gets a license to kill when he is sent …
A French secret agent gets a license to kill when he is sent to Vienna to plug a security leak in this routine spy saga. He is caught in the crossfire of international enemy agents trying to eliminate the French.
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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 petty criminals get a …
Three petty 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

A rough trucker assigns his new truck and its mysterious …
A rough trucker assigns his new truck and its mysterious cargo to his newest employee, only to see it hijacked by one of his experienced drivers. Now, his friends are after him to retrieve the goods. Are 100,000 dollars worth dying for?
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1963
Monsieur Gangster
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MovieOct 4, 1963

Monsieur Gangster

Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from …
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
Black City
MovieSep 16, 1961

Black City

A charming rogue, the self-proclaimed leader of Naples, …
A charming rogue, the self-proclaimed leader of Naples, locks horns with an American Army general and a police inspector.
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The Last Judgment
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MovieSep 2, 1961

The Last Judgment

In Naples, a voice from the skies announces one morning that …
In Naples, a voice from the skies announces one morning that the final judgment will be at 6 p.m. on that day. What follows is a series of vignettes depicting various people's reactions (or lack there of) to the announcement.
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Taxi for Tobruk
MovieMay 9, 1961

Taxi for Tobruk

During World War II, French Commandos join forces with …
During World War II, French Commandos join forces with a German officer in order to survive the African desert.
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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 applications are already being thought of when Dr. Johansson is kidnapped by a group of profit-seeking mercenaries. Meanwhile, his daughter, Karin, finds herself having to consort with all manner of shady characters as she searches for her father.
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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 Raymond commit a brazen robbery to get funds, killing two men; in the escape, more die. Abel arrives in Nice with the boys, calls his pals in Paris, and gets the brush-off. Reluctantly, they send a stranger, Eric Stark, to bring Abel to Paris, but he's getting the message he's on his own. Honor, friendship, and debt now count for little. What can Abel, a wanted man with two small children and only Stark as a friend, do? "Never give ground," he tells Eric, but how long can he hold to his code?
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1959
125 rue Montmartre
MovieSep 9, 1959

125 rue Montmartre

Pascal (Lino Ventura) sells newspapers . He is a simple …
Pascal (Lino Ventura) sells newspapers . He is a simple man who one day resting on the banks of the Seine sees a drowning stranger . Pascal saves his life and begins his adventure next to a...
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Un témoin dans la ville
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MovieMay 6, 1959

Un témoin dans la ville

Industrialist Pierre Verdier …
Industrialist Pierre Verdier kills his mistress Jeanne Ancelin by throwing her off a train. Her husband, Ancelin, decides to take revenge on his wife's murderer, who has been acquitted by ...
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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

Paul Lamiani, a former spy now managing a restaurant, has …
Paul Lamiani, a former spy now managing a restaurant, has to take on duties again on a gangsters affair involving his best friend.
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1958
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 …
Elevator to the Gallows (French: Ascenseur pour l'échafaud; previously known as Frantic in the US), also known as Lift to the Scaffold (UK), is a 1958 French crime film directed by Louis Malle, starring Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet as illicit lovers whose murder plot starts to unravel because of a malfunctioning elevator. The scenario was adapted from a 1956 novel of the same name by Noël Calef.
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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
Action immédiate
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MovieMar 15, 1957

Action immédiate

The secret blueprints are stolen from national security. …
The secret blueprints are stolen from national security. French secret service agent Walder believes that the documents are now in Switzerland, in the hands of a man named Lindbaum.
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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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