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Air of Paris

Air of Paris

A Feature film by Marcel Carné

Produced by Galatea, Revcom Production, Del Duca Films

Release in France : 16/08/1954

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Actors (20)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Galatea, Revcom Production, Del Duca Films

French distribution :

Les Films Corona

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country


The tale of Victor Le Garrec (Jean Gabin), a near-destitute boxing trainer who thinks he's found title-fight material in a young scrapper, only to have his late-career dreams of glory dashed through the disapproval of his wife and the scrapper's ill-advised jones for a society dame.

© Glenn Kenny


Though filmmaker Marcel Carne was no longer considered a trendsetter in the French cinema in the 1950s, his films still turned a profit and pleased the crowd. Heading the cast of Carne's L'Air de Paris is Jean Gabin, the star of the director's earlier Daybreak and other films. Gabin plays Victor, an over-the-hill boxer who hopes to train his ring successor. One of his proteges is railroad worker Andre (Roland Lesaffre), who is hated on sight by Victor's wife Blanche (Arletty). Before long, the irresponsible Andre proves that Blanche was right when he abandons his training in favor of a flashy floozie (Marie Daems). The ending of the film is Pure Hollywood, no matter what language the actors are speaking.
Hal Erickson, Rovi

Full credits (15)

Assistant directors :

Pierre Blondy, Lou Bonin, Pierre Granier-Deferre

Author of original work :

Jacques Viot

Screenwriter :

Marcel Carné

Director of Photography :

Roger Hubert

Assistant Operators :

Adolphe Charlet, René Guissart, André Dumaitre

Editor :

Henri Rust

Continuity supervisor :

Christine Souillard

Production Designer :

Paul Bertrand

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Jacques Sigurd

Producer :

Robert Dorfmann

Foreign Producer :

Cino Del Duca

Sound Recordist :

Antoine Archimbaud

Production managers :

Jean Pieuchot, Léon Carré, André Hoss

Assistant editors :

Madeleine Bagiau, Monique Bonnot

Music Composers :

Maurice Thiriet, Francis Lemarque

Technical details

Feature film

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Social comedy

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Coproducer countries :

France, Italy

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, Italy)

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Runtime :

1 h 50 min

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Black & White

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Posters (2)


Festival Selections

Venice International Film Festival  - 1954

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1954)


Official Competition


Venice International Film Festival  - 1954

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1954)


Volpi Cup for Best Actor : Jean Gabin