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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


    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

    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


    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, André Dumaitre, René Guissart Jr.

    Editor :

    Henri Rust

    Continuity supervisor :

    Christine Souillard

    Production Designer :

    Paul Bertrand

    Adaptation :

    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