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Jean-Pierre Melville (Bob le Flambeur) does a stylish and intriguing take on the gangster movie, with Alain Delon (Purple Noon) as taciturn Jef Costello, a lone-wolf contract killer betrayed by his last employer. Engaged in a methodical cat-and-mouse game with a dogged policeman out to blow a hole in his alibi, Costello returns to the scene of the crime for an aptly fatalistic climax. For most collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.