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Swords of Blood (1962)

Cartouche (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Adventure | 21 July 1964 (USA)
In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band, acting under the name of Cartouche, ... See full summary »

Director:

Philippe de Broca
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Louis-Dominique Bourguignon alias Cartouche
Claudia Cardinale ... Vénus
Jess Hahn ... La Douceur
Marcel Dalio ... Malichot
Jean Rochefort ... La Taupe
Philippe Lemaire ... Gaston de Ferrussac
Noël Roquevert ... Le sergent recruteur
Odile Versois ... Isabelle de Ferrussac
Jacques Charon Jacques Charon ... Le colonel
Lucien Raimbourg Lucien Raimbourg ... Le maréchal
Jacques Balutin Jacques Balutin ... Le moine Capucine
Pierre Repp Pierre Repp ... Le marquis de Griffe
Jacques Hilling Jacques Hilling ... L'aubergiste
Paul Préboist ... Un gendarme
René Marlic René Marlic ... Petit Oncle, le tavernier
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Storyline

In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band, acting under the name of Cartouche, making audacious robberies of the rich people, and even distributing the takings with the poor. Thus, cartouche attracts the people's sympathies, Venus's love, and hate from the Police and Malichot... Cartouche can escape all the traps they set at him - except the entrapments of love. Eventually, he will be saved by a woman, at her own cost. Written by Artemis-9

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Touche, baby! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 July 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Картуш See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sixth grossing movie of the year in France. See more »

Alternate Versions

West German theatrical version was cut by approx. 14 minutes. See more »

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Referenced in Speakerine: Épisode 1 (2018) See more »

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seductive
27 December 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

one of many adventure French films, exploitation of a literary genre and few actors who gives force and charm to a sort of characters. but it is only a first sigh verdict.the story, the fight scenes, Belmondo, Cardinale, Jean Rochefort makes a fine difference in this case. and basic virtue is the vision of director who know transform the plot in axis of seductive show. best part - the end. and science to not present only silhouettes of heroes but realistic figures, mixture of revolt, innocence and humor. a memorable film for old generations but , in same measure, a challenge for present. romance and adventure. and the lights of a splendid French art period.


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