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En légitime défense

En légitime défense

A Feature film by André Berthomieu

Produced by Films Paul Wagner, Les Films Fernand Rivers, Les Productions René Modiano, Royalty Films

Release in France : 11/06/1958

    Synopsis

    Pierre Lambert buys a bar in Pigalle and accepts to pay "protection money" to "Bébert le Caïd", a brutal gangster. Over time, Bébert raises his fare and, realizing Pierrot is reluctant to pay more, starts persecuting him. In the midst of an altercation with Bébert, Pierre kills him in self-defense. In a panic he goes to see Gustave Martinet, a police inspector, who has been his best friend since Pierre saved his life during the war. Gustaves advises him to turn himself over to the police, which he does. At the trial Pierre is acquitted but the mob does not forgive so easily...

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (26)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producer :

    Fernand Rivers

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Frédéric Dard, André Berthomieu

    Producers :

    Paul Wagner, René Modiano, Gustave Jif, René Saurel, Maurice Lehmann

    Director of Photography :

    Walter Wottitz

    Camera Operator :

    Marcel Franchi

    Editor :

    Gilbert Natot

    Production Designer :

    Raymond Negre

    Singer :

    Annie Fratellini

    Assistant Director :

    Pierre Granier-Deferre

    Dialogue Writer :

    Frédéric Dard

    Screenwriter :

    André Berthomieu

    Sound Recordist :

    Raymond Gauguier

    Production Manager :

    Irénée Leriche

    Continuity supervisor :

    Andrée François

    Music Composer :

    Paul Bonneau

    Still Photographer :

    Marcel Dolé

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Crime/thriller

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1958

    French release :

    11/06/1958

    Runtime :

    1 h 38 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    20445

    Visa issue date :

    02/06/1958

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono