Rififi En la Ciudad (1963)

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Wily police officials set a trap for corrupt Central American politician Maurice Leprince (Jean Servais) in this rare thriller from director Jesus Franco. Leprince's gang murders all those who stand in their way, including a bartending informant (Manuel Gas), but they are soon murdered as well. Fernando Fernan Gomez stars as the prime suspect, Lt. Miguel Mora, who had been the informant's police contact. With the aid of dedicated Inspector Stevens (Antonio Prieto), Leprince is brought to justice in the end. American director Orson Welles was so impressed with this dark, stylish film that he hired Franco to be his assistant on the 1965 Falstaff variant Chimes at Midnight.

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corruption, gangster, murder, police, politician, suspect