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House of Cards (1968)

In 1960s Paris, an American boxer stumbles upon an international fascist conspiracy that aims to create a new world order.

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John Guillermin

Writers:

Stanley Ellin (novel), Harriet Frank Jr. (as James P. Bonner) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Peppard ... Reno Davis
Inger Stevens ... Anne de Villemont
Orson Welles ... Leschenhaut
Keith Michell ... Général Sébastien Henri René de Villemont / Dr Morillon
Perrette Pradier ... Jeanne-Marie
Geneviève Cluny Geneviève Cluny ... Veronique
Maxine Audley ... Mathilde Rosier
Ralph Michael Ralph Michael ... Claude de Gonde
Jacques Roux Jacques Roux ... Maguy
Patience Collier ... Gabrielle de Villemont
William Job William Job ... Bourdon
Peter Bayliss ... Edmond Rosier
Barnaby Shaw Barnaby Shaw ... Paul de Villemont
Ave Ninchi ... Signora Orragi
Renzo Palmer ... Pietro Rossi - the false monk
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Leschenhaut and Morillon are trying to organize a plot to overthrow the French government and set up a new fascist organization. Their plans are interrupted by Davis, an American boxer, tutor of young Paul de Villemont; in Villemont Manor he discovers the plot and, after the kidnapping of the boy, he travels to Rome, where the organization would exchange Paul with a list of members stolen by Davis to give to the press. Written by Adalberto Fornario

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The "Tixier" graffiti that Reno Davis (George Peppard passes twice on the riverbank refers to the real-life 'Jean-Louis Tixier-Vignancour', who contested the 1965 French presidential election for the far-right--which would have made him a popular choice for some of the movie's protagonists. See more »

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House of Cards (Chateau de Cartes)
Lyrics by Pierre Barouh
Music by Francis Lai
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Outstanding!

I saw this movie with my dad when it first came out at the now long-gone Cinema Theater on Miami Beach.

What I recall most about it was the rare beauty of Inger Stevens. What a beautiful, lovely, sexy, talented actress. It is really a sad state of affairs that her personal demons ended her life so young. I recall hearing about her death on the t.v. news and how I cried a few tears; even though I was a young child of 9.

The movie is fast-paced, exciting, well-acted, and the Paris of the 1960s is in all it's glory.

Unless this movie comes out on DVD, it will be lost to the ages. Most likely it's about forgotten, except for those lucky enough to have seen it. I even have the original movie poster of this film hanging on the wall of my apartment.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Castillo de naipes See more »

Filming Locations:

Cinecitta, Rome, Italy See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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