The Counterfeiters of Paris


1h 39m 1962

Brief Synopsis

Two old-time pimps decide to go into the counterfeiting business and recruit an old-pro, but the latter ends up double-crossing them and taking off with all the dough.

Film Details

Also Known As
Il Re dei falsari, Le Cave se rebiffe, Money
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 17 Jul 1962
Production Company
C. C. M.; Cité Films
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.; Times Film Corp.
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Le Cave se rebiffe by Albert Simonin (Paris, 1954).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Charles, a crafty Parisian driven out of the prostitution business by a government crackdown, agrees to the suggestion of an associate, Eric, that they use the brothel as headquarters for a counterfeiting ring. After enlisting the talents of Lucas, a banker, and Robert, a young engraver whose wife, Solange, is having an affair with Eric, Charles tries to interest The Boss, a retired counterfeiter, in the scheme. At first The Boss, who has been living a life of ease in South America, refuses, but he eventually agrees to come and take a look at the setup. Intrigued by the idea and impressed with Robert's skill, he consents to supervise the operation in return for a 50 percent share of the profits. The others, resentful of his exorbitant share, plan to double-cross him by secretly printing more money than had been planned. The Boss outwits them, however, and he and Robert abscond with all of the money to South America.

Film Details

Also Known As
Il Re dei falsari, Le Cave se rebiffe, Money
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 17 Jul 1962
Production Company
C. C. M.; Cité Films
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.; Times Film Corp.
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Le Cave se rebiffe by Albert Simonin (Paris, 1954).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White

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Trivia

Notes

Copyright length: 96 min. Released in France in 1961 as Le cave se rebiffe. Italian title: Il re dei falsari. Also released in America as Money, Money, Money.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1961

Released in United States 1961