Action Man (film)

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Action Man (French: Le Soleil des voyous, lit. "The Sun of Thieves"; Italian: Il più grande colpo del secolo, lit. "Heist of the Century") is a 1967 French–Italian crime thriller film directed by Jean Delannoy.[1][2]

Action Man
Directed byJean Delannoy
Produced byRaymond Danon
Release date
  • 31 May 1967 (1967-05-31) (France)
Running time
100 minutes
  • France
  • Italy

The movie screened at the Venice Film Festival.[3]


Denis Ferrand (Jean Gabin), a retired gangster in his sixties, whiles away his days with his wife Marie-Jeanne on a peaceful countryside estate. He is the owner of the quiet Domino bar, managed by Betty (Margaret Lee), and an inn named La Chaumière.

Ferrand's attention is caught by the Crédit Industriel du Nord bank office across the street from his bar. He keeps a watchful eye on all the comings and goings at the bank, learning the date when a security convoy is due to arrive with the pay for nuclear power plant workers in nearby Farville. Out of boredom and longing for his life of crime, Ferrand works out a plan for a robbery. While he is fine-tuning his idea, he receives an unexpected visit from Jim Beckley (Robert Stack). An old friend of Ferrand's from Saigon, Beckley is seeking refuge from a smuggling gang. Ferrand decides to kill two birds with one stone: provide shelter for Beckley and employ him in his heist plan.



  1. ^ "Action Man - Bankraub fast perfekt" (in German). MDR. Archived from the original on 2017-12-14. Retrieved 2017-12-13.
  2. ^ Derek Elley (1977). World Filmography: 1967. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. p. 136. ISBN 978-0-498-01565-6.
  3. ^ For Rick Nelsons It Will Be Twins Dorothy Manners:. The Washington Post, Times Herald 7 June 1967: C8.

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