Crooks in Clover

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Les Tontons flingueurs (English: Crooks in Clover, also known as Monsieur Gangster, literally Gun-toting Uncles) is a 1963 French-Italian-German comedy crime movie, made in French, directed by Georges Lautner. It is an adaptation of the Albert Simonin... read more

Les Tontons flingueurs (English: Crooks in Clover, also known as Monsieur Gangster, literally Gun-toting Uncles) is a 1963 French-Italian-German comedy crime movie, made in French, directed by Georges Lautner. It is an adaptation of the Albert Simonin book Grisbi or not grisbi. The movie was not popular with critics in its first release in 1963, but was loved by the public. Its reputation has grown over the years to cult status and it is now a French television classic, with snatches of dialogue and names of characters (like the whore Lulu la Nantaise) becoming part of popular culture. Its DVD version, released in 2002, sold 250,000 copies. One of the most famous scenes is set in a kitchen where the gangsters try to make conversation while drinking a vile and strong liquor. Screenwriter Michel Audiard considered it useless and it might never have survived, but the director included the scene in homage to the film noir Key Largo.

Original Release

11/27/1963

Cast

Lino Ventura Fernand Naudin
Bernard Blier Raoul Volfoni
Francis Blanche Maître Folace
Claude Rich Antoine Delafoy
Pierre Bertin Adolphe Amédée Delafoy
Jean Lefebvre Paul Volfoni
Sabine Sinjen Patricia / Patricia, la fille de Louis "le Mexicain"
Robert Dalban Jean / Jean, le majordome
Horst Frank Théo
Venantino Venantini Pascal
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Georges Lautner

Writers

Albert Simonin, Georges Lautner, Michel Audiard

Cast

Lino Ventura Fernand Naudin
Bernard Blier Raoul Volfoni
Francis Blanche Maître Folace
Claude Rich Antoine Delafoy
Pierre Bertin Adolphe Amédée Delafoy
Jean Lefebvre Paul Volfoni
Sabine Sinjen Patricia / Patricia, la fille de Louis "le Mexicain"
Robert Dalban Jean / Jean, le majordome
Horst Frank Théo
Venantino Venantini Pascal
Mac Ronay Bastien
Jacques Dumesnil Louis le Mexicain / Louis « le Mexicain »
Paul Mercey Henri
Dominique Davray Mme Mado / Madame Mado
Henri Cogan Freddy
Philippe Castelli Le tailleur
Paul Meurisse commandant Théobald Dromard, dit « Le Monocle » / Un passant distingué
Charles Regnier Tomate
Béatrice Delfe Une invitée de Patricia
Charles Lavialle Le chauffeur de taxi

Producers

Alain Poiré Executive Producer
Alain Poiré Producer
Robert Sussfeld Producer
Irénée Leriche Producer

Editors

Michelle David

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