Trap for the Assassin
This one is generally looked upon as the best version of the old-fashioned melodrama by Jules Mary.Riccardo Freda,who was mainly known for his horror movies,tried also his hand at spy thrillers in the wake of James Bond ("Coplan Ouvre Le Feu à Mexico") ,and had a penchant for old French melodramas (before "Roger la Honte" ,he redid "Les Deux Orphelines " -D.W.GRiffith's "orphans of the storm-. Georges Géret replaces Lucien Coedel and Irene Pappas takes on Maria Casarès's part of his mistress.Freda 's movie is more compact ,with a running time of 105 min,whereas Cayatte's version (1945-46) spread over two episodes with a total time exceeding 3 hours.It also benefited from the use of color ...
Cast : Georges Géret, Jean Carmet, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Jacques Monod, Dominique Zardi, Irene Papas, Anne Vernon, Jean Topart, Marie-France Boyer, Sabine Sun, Gabriele Tinti, Germaine Delbat, Paul Sorèze, Guy Saint-Jean, Roger Fradet, Guy Marly, Claude Bahier, Fernand Bercher, Henri Attal, Pierre Duncan
Crew : Antoine Duhamel, René Longuet, Jean Tournier, Riccardo Freda, Yves Boisset, Alvaro Mancori, Robert de Nesle, Michèle Boëhm, Jules Mary, Jean-Louis Bory, Georges Jean-Luc, Jacques Mawart, Jean Maumy
Genres : Drama, Thriller
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