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The feature film based on HENRI CHARRIÉRE'S best-selling novel starring
Steve McQueen , Dustin Hoffman
Steve McQueen , in one of his finest screen roles, stars in the astonishing true-life story of Henri ' Papillon' Charri6re. Sentenced for a murder he did not commit to life imprisonment in the infamous French penal colonies, his passion is to escape. But lethal jungle and bleak years of hardship and brutality lie between him and freedom.
Directed by FRANWLIN j. SCHAFFNER Films: page IS


Unknown: Steve McQueen
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Unknown: Steve McQueen
Unknown: Dalton Trumbo
Unknown: Lorenzo Semple
Produced By: Robert Dorfmann
Directed By: Franwlin J. Schaffner
Papillon: Steve McQueen
Louis Dega: Dustin Hoffman
Indian Chief: Victor Jory
Julot: Don Gordon
Toussaint: Anthony Zerbe
Maturette: Robert Deman
ClUSiot: Woodrow Parfrey
Lariot: Bill Mumy
Dr Chatal: George Coulouris
Zoraima: Ratna Assan
Warden Barrot: William Smithers

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