Casque D'Or

Casque D'Or

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Director: Jacques Becker

Cast: Jacques Becker, Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Claude Dauphin

     
 

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The Paris demimonde of 1900 is the setting for Casque d'Or. Georges Manda (Serge Reggiani), an honest woodworker, falls in love with Marie (Simone Signoret), the "moll" of minor crook Roland (William Sabatier). Gangster boss Felix Leca (Claude Dauphin) orders Georges and Roland to fight a duel to the death over the girl, as prescribed by the "code of the apache…  See more details below

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The Paris demimonde of 1900 is the setting for Casque d'Or. Georges Manda (Serge Reggiani), an honest woodworker, falls in love with Marie (Simone Signoret), the "moll" of minor crook Roland (William Sabatier). Gangster boss Felix Leca (Claude Dauphin) orders Georges and Roland to fight a duel to the death over the girl, as prescribed by the "code of the apache." Felix then pins the blame for Roland's death on Georges' boyhood chum, Raymond (Raymond Bussières), knowing that the woodworker will nobly accept the blame; this will leave Marie alone, which is what the lustful Felix has wanted all along. When Georges learns he's been set up as a dupe, he escapes from the police and kills Felix. Casque D'Or was based on the true-life Leca-Manda scandal, wherein an otherwise decent man was guillotined for shooting down a gangster boss in broad daylight. Since the scandal was common knowledge in France, the downbeat ending of this film was hardly unexpected but still extremely moving. Completed in 1951, Casque D'Or was a failure on its first release but then built up an excellent word-of-mouth reputation abroad. The film was released in the U.S. in 1956 as Golden Marie.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/27/2012
UPC:
5055201822505
Original Release:
1952
Source:
Ais
Sales rank:
68,732

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Simone Signoret Marie, Casque D'or
Serge Reggiani Georges Manda
Claude Dauphin Felix Leca
Raymond Bussières Raymond
Paul Azäis Ponsard
Jean Clarieux Paul
Tony Corteggiani Superintendent
Roland Le Saffre Anatole
Paul Barge Police Inspector Giuliani
Leon Bary Actor
Loleh Bellon Leonie Danard
Claude Castaing Fredo
Dominique Davray Julie
Jean Degrave Actor
Emile Genevois Billy
Daniel Mendaille Actor
Gaston Modot Danard
William Sabatier Roland
Julien Maffre Actor

Technical Credits
Jacques Becker Director,Screenwriter
Jacques Companeez Screenwriter
Jean D'Eaubonne Production Designer
Robert Le Febvre Cinematographer
Raymond Hakim Producer
Robert Hakim Producer
Mayo Costumes/Costume Designer
Marguerite Renoir Editor
Georges Van Parys Score Composer
Annette Wademant Screenwriter

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