(aka 'Simon the Swiss" or "The Crook ')

directed by Claude Lelouch
France / Italy 1970


 Claude Lelouch and Jean-Louis Trintignant, director and star of the international smash A Man and a Woman, reteam for a deft, witty crime caper filled with thrilling chases, escapes and intrigue. "Absorbing, exciting and attractive" (LA Herald-Examiner), The Crook "takes the gangster film for a ride" (Variety)! Trintignant is Simon, a master criminal and prison escapee with two points of business on his mind: to reclaim the $1,000,000 in loot he hid away before his capture and to give police the slip by pretending to fly to Canada. After grabbing the money and indulging in a passion-filled visit with his remarried ex-wife, Simon sits aboard a jet headed for the US with his partner in crime (Charles Gerard), smugly contemplating their escape. But a twist of fate may find the pair in the company of the police one more time!


Theatrical Release: April, 1970

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Distribution MGM World Films - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 2:00:16 
Video 1.62:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.62 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio French (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles English, Japanese, None

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Studio: MGM Home Video

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• trailer (1:26)

DVD Release Date: April 5th, 2005

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Chapters: 24




Ohhh MGM - they couldn't even anamorphisize the image. Isn't this 2005? I guess it wasn't cost efficient to spend the extra dough, on a process that should be standard by now. Regardless it look very good - nice colors, relative sharpness. A single layered DVD with no extras, but a good price tag at under $10 US. Contrast is very good for this cheapo disc. We recommend as an easy buy option.   out of    

Gary W. Tooze


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