Sunday, August 16, 2015

Magnet of Doom (1963) - (Jean-Paul Belmondo) Danish one-sheet

Magnet of Doom (1963) - (Jean-Paul Belmondo) Danish one-sheet

This is a 23" x 24" Danish one-sheet poster for the 1963 Jean-Pierre Melville film Magnet of Doom AKA L'aine des Ferchaux based on the novel by Georges Simenon with screenplay by Jean-Pierre Melville and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as Michel Maudet. Plot summary: Michel Maudet, a boxer, is hired by Dieudonne Ferchaux as a personal secretary and bodyguard. Ferchaux is being sought by the French authorities for tax evasion so he is fleeing to America and taking his bodyguard with him. After reaching New York, the two set out on a cross-country drive to Venezuela with a fat case of currency notes. Fercheaux wants to go to Venezuela because he cannot be extradited from there. During that long trip a complex relationship unfolds.

Cast and crew: Jean-Pierre Melville, Georges Simenon, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Georges Simenon, Charles Vanel, Michele Mercier, Malvina Silberberg, Stefania Sandrelli, Barbara Sommers, E.F. Medard, Todd Martin, Andre Certes, Andrex, Jerry Mengo, Delia Kent, Ginger Hall, Maurice Auzel, Simone Darot

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