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March 8, 2023

Episode 617: Bob Le Flambeur (1956)

Episode 616: Bob Le Flambeur (1956) Special Guest: Ginette Vincendeau
Guest Co-Hosts: Samm Deighan, Andrew Leavold

French Month continues with a look at Jean-Pierre Melville’s Bob le Flambeur (1956), the first of many gangster films he would direct.  Based on his story with dialogue by , it tells the tale of Bob (Roger Duchesne), an aging man who robbed a bank 20 years prior, and now spends his time going from game to game -- craps, cards, whatever.  He even has a slot machine in his Montmartre apartment.

Samm Deighan and Andrew Leavold join Mike to discuss the film (and its remake) while Ginette Vincendeau (Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris) talks Melville overall. 

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"Thème De Bob" - Jo Boyer


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