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The Sicilian Clan

Cast as the patriarch of a spaghetti-eating Sicilian family who are crooks to a man, the once formidable Gabin - stout, white-haired and now a bit past it - mostly sits back and glowers while the younger members of the cast squabble, lust and plot a caper involving the hijack of a plane-load of jewels. He finally rouses himself from his lethargy to defend his honour by executing Delon, a Corsican who had the temerity to play around with his daughter-in-law. Verneuil, not for the first time, tries to direct like Jean-Pierre Melville and fails to make it, though the action scenes are passable, and Henri Decaë's moody photography is rather more than that.

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Duration: 120 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Henri Verneuil
Screenwriter: Henri Verneuil, Pierre Pélégri, José Giovanni
Cast: Sydney Chaplin
Irina Demick
Karen Blanguernon
Alain Delon
Lino Ventura
Jean Gabin
Amedeo Nazzari
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