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Poison Ivy (1953)

La môme vert de gris (original title)
FBI Agent Lemmy is sent after a missing two million in Casablanca while mob boss mistress Carlotta plays both sides of the law.

Director:

Bernard Borderie

Writers:

Peter Cheyney (novel), Bernard Borderie (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Constantine ... Lemmy Caution
Dominique Wilms ... Carlotta de la Rue
Howard Vernon ... Rudy Saltierra
Darío Moreno ... Joe Madrigal
Maurice Ronet ... Mickey
Nicolas Vogel Nicolas Vogel ... Kerts (as Nick Vogel)
Philippe Hersent Philippe Hersent ... Le commissaire
Jess Hahn ... Le marin-geôlier (as Jess Hann)
Gaston Modot ... L'inspecteur #1
Monique Aïssata Monique Aïssata ... La femme de chambre de Carlotta
Jack Ary Jack Ary ... Un homme de Rudy
Paul Azaïs ... Le patron du bistrot
Anne Bunning Anne Bunning
Antony Cartier Antony Cartier ... L'inspecteur #2
Christine Chesnay Christine Chesnay
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Storyline

Two million dollars have vanished into thin air. Lemmy Caution, an American agent, is assigned by the FBI to investigate in Casablanca. He soon finds out about a gang of gold smugglers, whose boss might be Saltierra, but Saltierra's mistress, Carlotta de la Rue, nicknamed "La môme vert de gris" stands in his way, at times helping Saltierra at other times helping him. Only when her brother is gunned down by the gang does she choose her side, Lemmy of course. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 May 1953 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Poison Ivy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie Constantine's first Lemmy Caution film. It made him a big star in France. See more »

Goofs

When Lemmy Caution enters the chief's office, the chief greets him "Hello, Eddie" (actor's name) instead of "Hello, Lemmy" (character's name). (7:38 in the film) See more »

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Referenced in Century of Cinema: 2 x 50 Years of French Cinema (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Seule dans la foule
Music by Jeff Davis
Lyrics by Michel Emer
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The strange chemistry over the hero and the la femme fatale!!!
13 June 2019 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

I'm very disappointed to know that it had just three reviews over this picture, the plot concerning a shipping gold's bars from USA thru Casablanca, over this facts reach on a French's gang headed by a prominent citizen who control all underground of the Marocco, an officer from FBI called Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) is sent to there to try out discovery in advance something to avoid the heist, at night in a nostalgic and gloomy Casablanca he meets in a night-club a breathtaking blonde Carlotta de la Rue (Dominique Wilms), in fact a mistress of the Boss's gang, Lemmy has an American accent that adds too much his performance, although Carlotta a French singer girl seems despise his constant onslaughts, she helping him so many times, inducing us in a double understanding along the picture, a odd chemistry mixing sex appeal and hate, a fine hidden Noir gem that reach to us unexpectedly!!!

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First watch: 2019 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD / Rating: 8


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