They Were Five (1952)

01/23/1952 (FR) Drama
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Now that the world conflict is over, five inseparable wartime buddies swear eternal friendship now to each other. But there's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip. Jean becomes a postman, Marcel a boxer, Roger an actor, André a student and Philippe remains what he has always been, a young man of good social standing. Roger, who can't find any role, is introduced through his singer sister Valérie, to Frédo, a shady nightclub owner.Roger soon becomes one of Frédo's henchmen. To make matters worse, he swipes Jean's fiancée, Simone. Marcel, who loses fight after fight, ends up joining Fredo's gang as well. André, who wanted to redeem the faults of his father during the Occupation, gets killed in the Indochina war. Marcel is shot down while taking part in a robbery. In her turn, Valérie is bumped off by an accomplice of Fredo and Roger is sent to jail.

  1. Jacques Pinoteau


  2. Michel Jourdan


  3. Pierre Laroche


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  1. Jean Carmet

    Jean Carmet

    Jean - le postier

  2. Jean Gaven

    Jean Gaven

    Marcel - le boxeur

  3. Michel Jourdan

    Michel Jourdan

    Roger Courtois - l'acteur

  4. Jean-Claude Pascal

    Jean-Claude Pascal


  5. Arlette Merry

    Arlette Merry

    Valérie - La soeur de Roger, chanteuse de cabaret

  6. Louis de Funès

    Louis de Funès

    Albert, le régisseur

  7. François Martin

    André Lamberay

  8. Nicole Besnard

    Nicole Besnard

    Simone - l'amie de Jean

  9. Irène Hilda

    Fabienne Dorée

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They Were Five

Original Title Ils étaient cinq

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Original Language French

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