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Both fans and detractors of Quentin Tarantino should check out films by his great predecessor, the French writer-director Jean-Pierre Melville, whose "Army of Shadows," a summer hit at the Charles several years ago, plays like an adult riposte to "Inglourious Basterds."

Beginning Saturday, the Charles Theatre showcases a terrific introduction to Melville's work. "Doulos: the Finger Man" is a 1962 crime film that conveys his hard-boiled love for genuine mavericks and their individualistic styles. Melville, who died in 1973, was himself an original. A loner who wore dark suits with Stetsons or fedoras like his beloved American action-movie heroes,...