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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

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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...

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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

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Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 38 min

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