The Wise Guys
|The Wise Guys|
|Directed by||Robert Enrico|
|Screenplay by||Robert Enrico|
|Music by||François de Roubaix|
|Box office||3,593,724 admissions (France)|
After spending 20 years in Canada, Hector Valentin returns to his family home in Vosges, France, to inherit the family sawmill after the death of his father. Despite strong competition from a rival firm, who have more modern equipment, Hector is determined to revive his father's wood-cutting business. At an auction, he runs into two ex-convicts, Laurent and Mick who are looking for work. Laurent persuades Hector to recruit a group of parolees from the local prison. At first, the arrangement works out well – Hector manages to get the sawmill working again and his business is soon in production. But then he discovers a sinister motive behind Laurent's scheme.
- "1965 Box Office". Box Office Story.