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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


    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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    Actors (26)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Films, TF1 Studio

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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

    Adaptation :

    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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    Black & White

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