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Jean-Paul Belmondo romps his way through the role of 18th century French bandit chief Cartouche. At first robbing from everyone in sight (he has to -- he's head man of a Parisian crime syndicate) Cartouche is rechanneled into becoming a Gallic Robin Hood by beauteous gypsy Venus (Claudia Cardinale). In Highwayman fashion, Venus eventually sacrifices her own life to save Cartouche from harm. He vows to continue his activities to avenge her death, but still manages to have a riproaring good time doing so. Hilarious without being condescending, Cartouche was reissued under the completely inappropriate title Swords of Blood.

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Jean-Paul Belmondo
as Louis-Dominique Bourguignon/Cartouche
Odile Versois
as Isabelle de Ferrussac
Philippe Lemaire
as de Ferrussac
Marcel Dalio
as Malichot
Alain Dekock
as Louison
Noël Roquevert
as Recruiting Sergeant
Jess Hahn
as La Douceur
Pierre Repp
as The Marquis of Griff
Jacques Balutin
as Capuchin Monk
Rene Marlic
as Little Uncle
Paul Préboist
as Policeman
Jacques Hilling
as Innkeeper
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