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Quai du Point-du-Jour (1960)

Emile is a steelworker in a car factory ;a confirmed bachelor going on fifty ,he leads a peaceful life .One night ,he is woken up by a burst of machine gun fire.The cafe in the corner of ... See full summary »


Jean Faurez


Raymond Bussières, Jacques Celhay (adaptation) | 2 more credits »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Dany Carrel ... Madeleine dite Mado
Raymond Bussières ... Émile Dupont
Annette Poivre ... Mirabelle
Philippe Lemaire ... André aka 'Dédé'
Bernard Lajarrige Bernard Lajarrige ... Robert Flic
Yves Massard ... François
Robert Dalban ... Dominique
Pierre Collet Pierre Collet ... Coco - un ouvrier
Jean Daurand Jean Daurand
Bob Ingarao Bob Ingarao ... Un ouvrier
D. Goldenberg D. Goldenberg
Jacques Fayet Jacques Fayet ... Jimmy
Sophie Sel Sophie Sel ... Sophie
Robert Allan Robert Allan ... (as R. Allan)
Paul Uny Paul Uny


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Emile is a steelworker in a car factory ;a confirmed bachelor going on fifty ,he leads a peaceful life .One night ,he is woken up by a burst of machine gun fire.The cafe in the corner of the street has been burglarized.A distraught young girl rushes into his apartment building and hides in his room .When the police make a search , he makes her out to be his lover for the night.Madeleine tells her about her sad past : she has severed all links with her parents ,she's an unwed mother and in the underworld's clutches .Emile sends his protegee to old mommy Dupont's place ,in the suburbs of Paris. Written by dbdumonteil

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Proletarians against pimps
19 September 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Faurez's last movie and his weakest :after estimable works such as " La Fille Aux Yeux Gris" and "La Vie En Rose" ,"Quai Du Point Du Jour " is a big disappointment;actually it looks as though time has stood still since the mid-thirties when noble gents tried to save the girls in distress from the pimps. The gent here is a working-class hero ,he has worked for the Renault factories for years and years and now he is 50 .Raymond Bussières (who wrote the script) and who plays the lead ,probably remembered the time of the "Groupe Octobre ",an association of commie artists in the thirties doing agit-prop ;Jacques Prévert wrote for them and he wrote lines for Bussières too,when he was part of the cast of"Les Portes De La Nuit". In 1960,however ,the workers -we all stand together and we are stronger than all of you,you faggots!"- take a rebel stand ,but not against capitalism and bosses -the mind boggles!- ,they fight against the pimps who want an innocent girl (Dany Carrel)to be a streetwalker against her will . It's always nice to see Sylvie ,this time playing a kind Grannie ;and Philippe Lemaire on his crane is a good moment of fun;Colette Renard sings the title song.But it does not make a good movie for all that.

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13 April 1960 (France) See more »

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Port of Point-du-Jour See more »

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