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Casque d'or

A Feature film by Jacques Becker

Produced by Paris Film Production, Speva films

Release in France : 13/03/1952

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Paris Film Production, Speva films

French distribution :

Discina

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Synopsis

Marie (Simone Signoret), a woman of considerable beauty, is distressed at her treatment by Roland, a criminal who is a part of a local syndicate. When Marie is introduced to the handsome stranger Georges, she falls in love with him instantly, much to the chagrin of Roland. When Roland's jealousy builds after a number of meetings between Marie and Georges, Roland decides to confront Georges behind a club where a number members of his syndicate watch. After Georges gains control of a knife that had been thrown between them to initiate the fight, George manages to stab Roland in the back after a brief scuffle, killing him almost instantly. When the police arrive at the scene everyone flees, including Marie, who seeks refuge away from the syndicate at a nearby village.

Georges decides it is best to flee town. He is lured to a rendezvous with Marie by a note she sends. The two live an idyllic life in the nearby village, until Georges is brought word that a friend, Raymond, had been arrested for the murder of Roland. Félix, the leader of the syndicate, has placed blame on Raymond in an attempt to bring Georges out of hiding and win control of Marie. Not realizing this plan, Georges confesses to the police that he is the real killer. While being transported between jails, he breaks free with the help of a diversion by Marie. Georges immediately seeks out Félix to seek his revenge. When he finds him in the presence of the police, he kills him anyway, condemning himself in the process. With the two murders on his hands, Georges is sentenced to die by the guillotine while a broken Marie is forced to watch in horror as he is executed.

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Full credits (18)

Assistant directors :

Alain Jessua, Marcel Camus, Michel Clément

Dialogue Writer :

Jacques Becker

Screenwriters :

Jacques Companeez, Jacques Becker

Sound Recordist :

Antoine Petitjean

Camera Operator :

Jean-Marie Maillols

Editor :

Marguerite Houllé-Renoir

Continuity supervisor :

Colette Crochot

Production Designer :

Jean D'Eaubonne

Make-up Artist :

Alex Archambault

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Jacques Becker

Producers :

Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim, André Paulvé

Director of Photography :

Robert Lefebvre

Assistant Operators :

Gaston Muller, Gilbert Sarthre

Production Manager :

Henri Baum

Production Assistant :

Ully Pickardt

Music Composer :

Georges Van Parys

Costume designer :

Georgette Fillon

Location Manager :

Louis Théron

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Production language :

French

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

100% French (France)

Production year :

1952

French release :

13/03/1952

Runtime :

1 h 36 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

8542

Visa issue date :

06/03/1952

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Black & White

Aspect ratio :

1.37

Audio format :

Mono

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