|Vintage Pulp||Nov 10 2021|
When a train trip goes off the tracks Marais and Mell come to the rescue.
This poster for Train d'enfer was painted by Georges Allard, who's probably best known for promos he made for Brigitte Bardot movies such as Le mepris and Le Repos du guerrier. Train d'enfer, which was adapted from the novel Combat de nègres by René Cambon, starred Jean Marais and Austrian femme fatale Marisa Mell in what is basically a Bond knockoff centered around a plot to assassinate an important emir as he travels to France. It sounds pretty fun, so we may check it out later. The title literally means “hell train,” but when the movie was released in the U.S. it was titled Operation Double Cross. Under its original title it premiered in France today in 1965.
FranceTrain d'enferOperation Double CrossGeorges AllardJean MaraisMarisa MellGérard TischyRené Cambonposter artcinema