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A.k.a.
Any Number Can Win
Year
1963
Runtime
118 min.
Director
Henri Verneuil
Genres
Crime, Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
1,554
Checks
249
Favs
30
Dislikes
3
Favs/checks
12.0% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
10:1
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  1. Rodney Dangerfield's avatar

    Rodney Dangerfield

    Such a cool and unexpected finale. From the heist onwards it's brilliant especially the scenes around the pool. 7 years 4 months ago
  2. nymets138's avatar

    nymets138

    Watch it with English subtitles here: https://ok.ru/video/1307546094105 4 months 3 weeks ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    A title like Any Number Will Do works well for a casino heist picture, but it's a far cry from the original French title (Mélodie en sous-sol - literally, Basement Melody, but then you miss the pun with the note "sol" in it). Either way, this is a classic heist picture that spends enough time with its two protagonists that we care whether they succeed or not. Jean Gabin is an old thief, just out of the clink, looking for one last score. I really like his relationship with his wife (Viviane Romance) and wish we'd gotten more of it. Alain Delon is the young buck he partners with, and who gets to do most of the action. Like all heists, things have to go at least a little wrong, it's always harder than the plan made it out to be. You need to that to keep the tension alive once we're essentially been told what the plan is. Even after that, there's always the question of whether the thieves get away with it or don't, and the film's answer to that is actually pretty interesting. I shall say no more. 5 months ago
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