The Sicilian Clan


2h 1970

Brief Synopsis

A thief, having escaped from jail, teams up with an aging Sicilian eager to make one last coup--a heist of some valuable diamonds in Venice.

Film Details

Also Known As
Le clan des Siciliens
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Crime
Thriller
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 29 Mar 1970
Production Company
Fox--Europa; Les Films du Siècle
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Country
France
Location
Italy
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Le clan des Siciliens by Auguste Le Breton (Paris, 1967).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Condemned murderer Roger Sartet escapes from prison and locates Vittorio Manalese, a Sicilian gangster who gives the convict refuge. Sartet, a Corsican, tells Manalese of a foolproof plan to rob a fortune in jewels from a Venice exhibition. Manalese, hoping to retire after this last robbery, submits the plan to Tony Nicosia, an American gangster who suggests that they hijack the plane that is transporting the jewels from Venice to New York. Manalese's entire family takes part in the robbery, which comes off without a flaw, and they all return to Europe to hide until the loot is divided. However, Manalese learns that Sartet has been making love to his daughter-in-law, Jeanne, and he withholds Sartet's share of the money to lure him back to Paris. Sartet arrives in Paris earlier than expected and witnesses the arrest of Manalese's sons, who were sent to kill him. To avenge the shame brought on the family, Manalese kills both Sartet and Jeanne. He then returns home to find Inspector Le Goff of the Paris police waiting for him.

Film Details

Also Known As
Le clan des Siciliens
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Crime
Thriller
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 29 Mar 1970
Production Company
Fox--Europa; Les Films du Siècle
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Country
France
Location
Italy
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Le clan des Siciliens by Auguste Le Breton (Paris, 1967).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Well, personally, I trust the engineer. He sounds okay to me. This is a professional job.
- Vittorio Manalese
You're the one I don't trust!
- Vittorio Manalese
Me?
- Roget
Yeah, you! All your brains are below your belt! You almost got us all in cold storage last night playing games in a whorehouse!
- Vittorio
I was sound asleep, and they burst into my room and turned everything upside down!
- Rovel

Trivia

Notes

Opened in Paris in December 1969 as Le clan des Siciliens; running time: 124 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 1970

English version available

Rekeased in USA March 1970.

Released in United States Spring March 1970