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Time Bomb

Time Bomb

A Feature film by Yves Ciampi

Produced by Le Groupe des Quatre

Production year : 1959

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Le Groupe des Quatre

Film exports/foreign sales :

Roissy Films

Foreign production company :

Da Ma Produzione

French distribution :

Les Films Corona

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A freighter captain's family suffers financial difficulties. To help them, he involves himself in a plot to destroy his ship so they can collect the insurance money. They plan to destroy the vessel by loading it with a time bomb and then sailing it into an active mine field. En route, a crewman becomes trapped in a boiler and burns to death. This forces the captain to dismantle the bomb. He feels better for having done so and returns to Hamburg, where he learns that not all of his family approved of the plan either.

Full credits (13)

Executive Producers :

Raymond Froment, Jacques Bar, Henri Bérard, Raymond Borderie

Dialogue Writer :

Jacques-Laurent Bost

Foreign Producer :

Marcello Danon

Sound Recordist :

Robert Teisseire

Editor :

Georges Alépée

Music Composers :

Henri Crolla, André Hodeir

Location managers :

Michel Bonnay, Alain Darbon

Assistant directors :

Yves Boisset, Bernard Deflandre, Jean Dewever

Screenwriter :

Jean-Charles Tacchella

Director of Photography :

Armand Thirard

Production Manager :

Julien Rivière

Production Designer :

Roger Briaucourt

Costume designers :

Tanine Autré, Jeannine Vergne

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Feature film

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France, Italy

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, Italy)

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Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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