Le Casse (The Burglars) (1972)





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This French-made feature was based on a 1957 Hollywood "B" effort The Burglar. Both films were inspired by the same David Goodis novel. Gallic crime-flick icon Jean Paul Belmondo play a slick jewel thief who steals a valuable emerald. He is stalked by cop Omar Sharif, who when he catches up to Belmondo reveals himself to be a fellow crook, interested only in a piece of the action. Diane Cannon plays the "gun moll" role created by Jayne Mansfield in the 1957 film. Burglars ends with a set-to in a Greek grain elevator, where Sharif is smothered in a cascade of wheat--a climax later borrowed for the American crime thriller Witness (82). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama
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Omar Sharif
as Abel Zacharia
Daniel Verite
as Playboy
Marc Arian
as Restaurant Owner
Nicole Calfan
as Helene
Raoul Delfosse
as Janitor
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I had never really seen Jean-Paul Belmondo in something of an action role, so this was a bit of an eye-opener for me, and I'm happy to have grabbed it off the TCM recording roster. Well worth a rental if you have the chance.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

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