Rider on the Rain (1970)

Director
René Clément

Main cast
Marlène Jobert; Charles Bronson; Annie Cordy; Jill Ireland; Gabriele Tinti

Genres
Thriller, Crime

Description
A US Army colonel in France tries to track down an escaped sex maniac.


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