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The Wise Guys (Jailbird's Vacation)

The Wise Guys (Jailbird's Vacation)

A Feature film by Robert Enrico

Produced by Productions Belles Rives, Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie (SNC)

Release in France : 20/10/1965

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Actors (22)

Production and distribution (4)


Hector Valentin (Bourvil) returns to France from Canada when he inherits a small sawmill. Laurent (Lino Ventura) is an ex-con who is seeking revenge on the man who ratted him out, and is himself finishing a prison sentence. He talks Hector into participating in a work program for paroled felons, and arranges for his target to be in the group of convicts sent to work at the sawmill. He hopes that the facility's isolation will provide him with an opportunity for murder...

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Full credits (20)

Assistant directors :

Pierre Cosson, Antoine Jacquet

Dialogue Writer :

José Giovanni

Producers :

Michel Ardan, René Pignières, Gérard Beytout

Director of Photography :

Jean Boffety

Assistant Operators :

Christian Guillouet, Jacques Lefrancois

Production Manager :

Emile Breysse

Assistant Editor :

Michel Lewin

Production Designer :

Jean Saussac

Foley artist :

Daniel Couteau

Still Photographer :

Henri Thibault

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Robert Enrico

Author of original work :

José Giovanni

Screenwriter :

José Giovanni

Sound Recordist :

Robert Biard

Camera Operator :

Didier Tarot

Editor :

Jacqueline Meppiel

Continuity supervisor :

Françoise Bettiol

Music Composer :

François de Roubaix

Sound Mixer :

Jean Nény

Location Manager :

Jean-Philippe Mérand

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Feature film

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Adventure, Crime/thriller

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Italy, France

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Majority French (Italy, France)

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Runtime :

2 h 8 min

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