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Le Soleil des Voyous Details

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Originally titled Le Soleil des Voyous, Action Man teams two veteran international film stars: France's [[Performer~P25439~Jean Gabin~jeangabin]] and America's [[Performer~P67453~Robert Stack~robertstack]]. Gabin plays an ex-criminal, now reformed and ensconced in a respectable executive job. Stack plays an unreconstituted crook who wants to inveigle Gabin into one last caper. The crime goes off like clockwork, but drug dealers who want a piece of the action kidnap Gabin's wife [[Performer~P23937~Suzanne Flon~suzanneflon]] and hold her for ransom. Stack ends up sacrificing his own life to save those of Gabin and Flon. Based on a novel by [[Performer~P24021~J. M. Flynn~joeflynn]] Action Man is the sort of bread-and-butter fare that director [[Performer~P87393~Jean Delannoy~jeandelannoy]], famed for his earlier spiritual classics [[Feature~V27995~La Symphonie Pastorale~lasymphoniepastorale]] (1946), [[Feature~V99336~Le Jeux Sons Faits~lesjeuxsontfaits]] (1947) and [[Feature~V13630~Diary of a Country Priest~thediaryofacountrypriest]] (1950), dealt with in his twilight years. In certain gamier markets, Action Man was released as Leather and Nylon. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Jean Gabin
as Denis Farrand
Robert Stack
as Jim Beckley
Suzanne Flon
as Marie-Jeanne Farrand
Margaret Lee
as Betty
Jean Topart
as M. Henri
Walter Giller
as Maurice Labrousse
Albert Michel
Georges Aminel
as Commissioner Leduc
Mino Doro

Crew

Jean Delannoy
Director
Raymond Danon
Producer
Jean Delannoy
Screenwriter
Walter Wottitz
Cinematographer
Francis Lai
Composer (Music Score)
Henri Taverna
Editor
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