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Gorilla's Waltz / Operation Top Secret

Gorilla's Waltz / Operation Top Secret

A Feature film by Bernard Borderie

Produced by Les Films Raoul Ploquin, Pathé Production, Telouet-film

Release in France : 07/10/1959

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Actors (26)

Production and distribution (3)

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pathé Distribution, TF1 International

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This is the third feature in a series about an intrepid French spy by the nickname of "The Gorilla," but unlike the earlier films, this time around Roger Hanin replaces Lino Ventura in the title role. A West German scientist has discovered a way to recover missiles shot into space, and the major Western powers are after his secret. Even though the scientist is willing to pass his discovery on to NATO, it is guarded by an elite, undercover West German police force. As foreign agents, including the Russians and Americans, try to get their hands on the secret, "The Gorilla" is forced into the affair by his surly, aging boss -- he has to make sure that the scientist's discovery ends up with NATO.

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Full credits (18)

Assistant directors :

Jacques Rouffio, Paul Nuytens

Dialogue Writers :

Jacques Robert, Antoine-Louis Dominique, Bernard Borderie

Producers :

Raoul Ploquin, Adrien Remaugé, Pierre Cabaud, Renée Saint-Cyr, René Bezard

Director of Photography :

Claude Renoir

Sound Assistant :

Paul Pauwels

Camera Operator :

Andréas Winding

Editor :

Christian Gaudin

Art Director :

Sydney Bettex

Still Photographer :

Marcel Bouguereau

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Bernard Borderie

Author of original work :

Antoine-Louis Dominique

Screenwriters :

Jacques Robert, Antoine-Louis Dominique, Bernard Borderie

Sound Recordist :

René Sarazin

Assistant Operators :

Daniel Diot, Robert Foucard

Production Manager :

Jean Mottet

Production Designer :

René Moulaert

Music Composer :

Jean Leccia

Location Manager :

Jacques Serres

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Feature film

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Crime/thriller, Comedy

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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