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Lucky Jo (1964)

Lucky Jo and his three friends are little criminals, who try to live from small burglaries. But they never have luck - ever so often something inpredictable happens to Jo and gets one of ... See full summary »

Director:

Michel Deville

Writers:

Pierre Lesou (based on the novel "Main pleine" by) (as Pierre-Vial Lesou), Nina Companeez (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Constantine ... Christopher Joett dit Lucky Jo
Pierre Brasseur ... Le commissaire Loudéac
Georges Wilson ... Simon Archambault
Christiane Minazzoli Christiane Minazzoli ... Adeline
Jean-Pierre Darras ... Napo
André Cellier André Cellier ... Gabriel Farcasse
Christian Barbier Christian Barbier ... Le commissaire Odile
Anouk Ferjac ... La femme importunée dans le bar
Marcelle Ranson-Hervé Marcelle Ranson-Hervé ... La patronne de l'hôtel Wagram (as Marcelle Ranson)
Jean-Paul Cisife Jean-Paul Cisife ... Paul Garnier
Jean-Pierre Rambal Jean-Pierre Rambal ... Le commissaire Guillaumet
Pierre Asso Pierre Asso ... Raton
Pierre Le Rumeur Pierre Le Rumeur
Jacques Echantillon Jacques Echantillon ... Thierry
Willy Braque Willy Braque
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Lucky Jo and his three friends are little criminals, who try to live from small burglaries. But they never have luck - ever so often something inpredictable happens to Jo and gets one of them arrested. While Jo is in prison once again, they decide they'd better do without him in future. He decides to help them secretly...and unfortunately. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Latin

Release Date:

11 November 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangster-Eddie See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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All Paris chasing Eddie, getting into trouble for playing straight
2 March 2019 | by clanciaiSee all my reviews

Eddie Constantine was a phenomenon, of Russian ancestry, a singer educated in Vienna, American citizen but better at French than English, making his career in Paris, first as a singer, then as perhaps the most hard-boiled noir actor of all. This film is more positively entertaining than noir, there are some hilarious fighting scenes, in the last one an entire restaurant is demolished by obstinate hoodlums knocking Eddie about but getting more knocked out themselves, and the story is actually ingenious. It starts with four gangsters doing a series of robberies that fail, one after the other, always followed by three of them waiting for the fourth to come out of jail, to then start all over again, organizing the next job. The last time Eddie comes ut, there is no one to meet him, and he learns, that the others have tired of, what they term, the bad luck he brings. Instead there are other gangsters doing jobs in this way, and he finds himself collecting their bodies. Several dames are involved, it seems to get really serious, but Pierre Brasseur as the police inspector knows and understands his Eddie. It is a very interesting and underrated film, and Eddie Constantine is one of those actors whose mere name in the cast ensures a film worth watching.


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