The Inheritor

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The Inheritor
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Directed by Philippe Labro
Produced by Jacques-Eric Strauss
Screenplay by Philippe Labro
Jacques Lanzmann
Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo
Carla Gravina
Jean Rochefort
Charles Denner
Music by Michel Colombier
Cinematography Jean Penzer
Release dates
Language French

The Inheritor (French: L'Héritier) is a 1973 French film starring Jean-Paul Belmondo.

It recorded admissions in France of 2,030,500.[1]



Hugo Cordell, media and industrial tycoon, dies when his plane explodes between Geneva and Paris. Examination of the plane's debris cannot establish the cause of the crash.

In Paris, the directors of 'Globe', the Cordell empire's flagship French weekly, anxiously await the arrival of Hugo Cordell's heir Bart (Jean-Paul Belmondo), who wishes to read the last issue before it goes to press. On the flight back from the United States Bart flirts with the seductive Lauren, who slips a baggage claim-check into his pocket.

At the airport Bart is welcomed by 'Globe' management and television reporters. The claim-check is found by a customs agent to correspond with a briefcase full of illegal drugs, and Bart is accused of drug trafficking. He understands perfectly that his arrival to head the Cordell empire does not meet with universal approval.

Aided by his faithful friend, David (Charles Denner), he decides to conduct his own investigation...



  1. Box office information for film at Box Office Story

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