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Hands Off the Loot

Hands Off the Loot

A Feature film by Jacques Becker

Release in France : 17/03/1954


    Max, an old gangster, and his buddy Riton have got away with 50-million francs in gold bars, who think they ought to retire now. But Riton's girl-friend is tired of him, and has a new protector, Angelo, who is the boss of a rival gang. Through her, Angelo learns about his rival's "grisbi" (loot) and plots to get it. So he kidnaps Max's partner. Max asks some of his friends for help but then gets the message he can exchange the money for his partner

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    Actors (25)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Foreign production company :

    Del Duca Films

    French distribution :

    Les Films Corona

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Les Acacias

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    French actor Daniel Gélin was first offered the role of Malcom but turned it down, seeing himself as too young for the part. Gabin then agreed to do the film, and his role helped to relaunch his career, which had been suffering since the end of the World War II.

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    Full credits (11)

    Assistant directors :

    Jean Becker, Jean-François Hauduroy, Marc Maurette

    Producer :

    Robert Dorfmann

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre Montazel

    Camera Operator :

    André Dumaitre

    Continuity supervisor :

    Colette Crochot

    Production Designer :

    Jean D'Eaubonne

    Author of original work :

    Albert Simonin

    Screenwriters :

    Jacques Becker, Maurice Griffe

    Sound Recordist :

    Jacques Lebreton

    Editor :

    Marguerite Houllé-Renoir

    Music Composer :

    Jean Wiener

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Film noir

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 34 min

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    Black & White

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    Posters (5)


    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