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Anyone Can Kill Me (1957)

Tous peuvent me tuer (original title)
Five French criminals pull a jewelry heist, hide the loot and create an alibi by getting themselves sent to prison for a minor infraction but there they are targeted by someone who seeks information about their hidden loot.


Henri Decoin


Henri Decoin (adaptation), Albert Simonin (adaptation) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
François Périer ... Paul - le directeur de la prison
Peter van Eyck ... Cyril Gad (as Peter Van Eyck)
Anouk Aimée ... Isabelle
Darío Moreno ... Luigi Falconi
Eleonora Rossi Drago ... Odette - la femme du directeur (as Eleonora Rossi-Drago)
Pierre Mondy ... Émile Chanu
André Versini André Versini ... Antoine 'Tony' Lefébure
Michèle Drey Michèle Drey
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Jérôme
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Un inspecteur de police
Gérard Dorsen Gérard Dorsen
Mario David ... Paulo - un détenu
Albert Michel Albert Michel ... Le gardien-brigadier Bricart
Olivier Darrieux Olivier Darrieux ... Un gardien (as Jean Olivier)
Henri Riou Henri Riou


The holdup of the bank is a success. All happened according to plan. Now, Cyril Gad and his four accomplices must secure an alibi. What better place than a prison cell? As a result the five gangsters have themselves arrested on minor charges and start waiting until they are released. Unfortunately three of them die mysteriously, another one is openly murdered. The only man still alive, Tony, is scared. Easy to understand why... Written by Guy Bellinger

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They were dying to pull off the perfect crime !


Crime | Drama | Film-Noir


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Release Date:

6 December 1957 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Everybody Wants to Kill Me See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Five little Indians
30 June 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This Decoin effort has still got a good reputation in France.It's far from perfect though and the problem is that the screenplay hesitates between pure film noir and comedy.Besides, writer Albert Simonin is not Georges Simenon;nor is he Boileau-Narcejac or Frédéric Dard: the lines are witless and the suspense scenes almost brainless:how can we believe (and how can the head warden?)in three suicides which all take place in a prison?

Five thieves steal jewels ,and,as an "alibi",burglarize a Pastis distillery: one year imprisonment . But someone is doing away with the five accomplices :and then there were two.What was possible in Lacombe's "Le Dernier des Six" -one of the men of the gang gets rid of the others to get the whole loot- is unconvincing in a jail where wardens are supposed to keep a close watch on you .You must be very gullible to believe such a story.

There's an attempt at a social comment:when of the prisoners's girlfriend (Anouk Aimée) comes to visit her squeeze ,they can't say a single world in the visitors room.The gloomy atmosphere of the visitors' room does not make it a nice place to be.This is probably the best scene of the whole film.

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