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Le Soleil des Voyous Details


Originally titled Le Soleil des Voyous, Action Man teams two veteran international film stars: France's Jean Gabin and America's Robert Stack. 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 Suzanne Flon and hold her for ransom. Stack ends up sacrificing his own life to save those of Gabin and Flon. Based on a novel by J. M. Flynn Action Man is the sort of bread-and-butter fare that director Jean Delannoy, famed for his earlier spiritual classics Jean Delannoy (1946), Jean Delannoy (1947) and Jean Delannoy (1950), dealt with in his twilight years. In certain gamier markets, Action Man was released as Leather and Nylon. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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
Georges Aminel
as Commissioner Leduc
Mino Doro
Walter Giller
as Maurice Labrousse
Albert Michel
Walter Giller
as Maurice Labrousse
Georges Aminel
as Commissioner Leduc


Jean Delannoy
Raymond Danon
Jean Delannoy
Walter Wottitz
Francis Lai
Composer (Music Score)
Henri Taverna