Boulevard du Rhum
Boulevard du Rhum also known as Rum Runners is a 1971 French-Italian-Spanish adventure film directed by Robert Enrico and produced by Alain Poiré. It is based on Jacques Pecheral's novel of the same name. It stars Brigitte Bardot and Lino Ventura and was released in France on 13 October 1971.
|Boulevard du Rhum|
|Directed by||Robert Enrico|
|Produced by||Alain Poiré|
|Written by||Jacques Pecheral|
|Music by||François de Roubaix|
|Edited by||Michel Lewin|
|Box office||1,279,586 admissions (France)|
- Brigitte Bardot as Linda Larue
- Lino Ventura as Cornelius von Zeelinga
- Bill Travers as Sanderson
- Clive Revill as Lord Hammond
- La Polaca as Catharina
- Jess Hahn as Piet aka "Big Dutch"
- Antonio Casas as Wilkinson
- Andreas Voutsinas as Alvarez
- Guy Marchand as Ronald / The Actor
- Jack Betts as Renner
- Florence Giorgetti as Linda's guest
The New York Times regarded the film as a professional breakthrough for Bardot, deeming it as a signifier of "the death of a star—the last star, perhaps—and the birth of an actress: Brigitte Bardot."
The score and soundtrack were composed by François de Roubaix, with Bardot lending her vocals to certain songs.
- 1. Chant des rumrunners / Générique
- 2. Sur le boulevard du rhum (by Brigitte Bardot)
- 3. Le jeu de l'aveugle
- 4. La posada / Gramophone rumba
- 5. Chanson de Ronald (by Guy Marchand)
- 6. Ragtime du ver solitaire
- 7. Bataille navale
- 8. Tango del patio
- 9. Linda et Cornelius (Version 1)
- 10. MacAlister's wedding song I (by Joe Turner)
- 11. Ben-moor hôtel
- 12. Au cinéma muet
- 13. Plaisir d'amour (by Brigitte Bardot and Guy Marchand)
- 14. Prohibition rag
- 15. Linda et Cornelius (Version 2)
- Box office information at Box Office Story
- Singer, Barnett (2006). Brigitte Bardot: A Biography. McFarland.
- Simmons, Art. "Paris Scratchpad". Jet. 18 February 1971. pp. 46
- Boulevard du Rhum (1971) Paris: Bardot -- From Star to Actress The New York Times. 22 November 1971