Casque d'Or (1952)
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The Paris demimonde of 1900 is the setting for Casque d'Or. Georges Manda (Serge Reggiani), an honest woodworker, falls in love with Marie (Simone Signoret), the "moll" of minor crook Roland (William Sabatier). Gangster boss Felix Leca (Claude Dauphin) orders Georges and Roland to fight a duel to the death over the girl, as prescribed by the "code of the apache." Felix then pins the blame for Roland's death on Georges' boyhood chum, Raymond (Raymond Bussières), knowing that the woodworker will
Aug 18, 1952 Wide
Jan 18, 2005
Speva Films S.A.
Marie Casque D'or
Police Inspector Giu...
Roland Le Saffre
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An insular underworld drama of love and revenge vibrates authentically against a vividly etched background of early century Paris.
Draped in the manners of fin de siècle in Paris, writer-director Jacques Becker's 1952 milestone of romantic drama is a snapshot of French social mores at the turn of the 20th century.
Most movies would ramp up the adrenaline to show the suspense-oriented ending, but Becker would rather emphasize the feelings behind these events. He shows Marie's face for long, potent moments, and that's all the drama he needs.
Becker turns what could've been a routine gangster flick into a minor gem with revealing camera work and smart twists.
It's Signoret's show, though, and she steals it with aplomb: beautiful and graceful she often puts in stunning performances, but few are as memorably captivating as this one.
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