Cinema: Thief's Honor

BOB LE FLAMBEUR

Directed and Written by Jean-Pierre Melville

He is silver-haired and there is a certain heaviness in his stride; too many neon midnights, too many gray-lit dawns. But if he is weary, he is not yet cynical; if his luck is currently as battered as his trench coat, his streetwise honor has been burnished instead of tarnished by hard use. He is Bob the Gambler, out to rob the casino at Deauville, and he is the only certifiable grownup now appearing as a hero on any American screen outside of the revival houses...

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