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Ils étaient 5

Ils étaient 5

A Feature film by Jack Pinoteau

Produced by Sud Films, Jeannic Films

Release in France : 23/01/1952


    Now that the world conflict is over, five inseparable wartime buddies swear eternal friendship now to each other. But there's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip. Jean becomes a postman, Marcel a boxer, Roger an actor, André a student and Philippe remains what he has always been, a young man of good social standing. Roger, who can't find any role, is introduced through his singer sister Valérie, to Frédo, a shady nightclub owner.Roger soon becomes one of Frédo's henchmen. To make matters worse, he swipes Jean's fiancée, Simone. Marcel, who loses fight after fight, ends up joining Fredo's gang as well. André, who wanted to redeem the faults of his father during the Occupation, gets killed in the Indochina war. Marcel is shot down while taking part in a robbery. In her turn, Valérie is bumped off by an accomplice of Fredo and Roger is sent to jail... Later on, as Roger is about to be released, Roger and Philippe wait for him in front of the prison. Will they be able to revive their lost friendship?

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (19)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producers :

    Sud Films, Jeannic Films

    Full credits (16)

    Assistant Director :

    Claude Pinoteau

    Dialogue Writer :

    Pierre Laroche

    Sound Recordist :

    Antoine Petitjean

    Director of Photography :

    Jacques Lemare

    Camera Operator :

    André Dumaitre

    Editor :

    Marguerite Beaugé

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Colombier

    Still Photographer :

    Robert Joffres

    Adaptation :

    Pierre Laroche

    Producer :

    Robert Jallès

    Screenwriter :

    Michel Jourdan

    Sound Assistant :

    Jacques Maumont

    Production Manager :

    Jean Velter

    Continuity supervisor :

    Paule Converset

    Music Composer :

    Georges Van Parys

    Location Manager :

    Roger Rogelys

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    Feature film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 29 min

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