Casque D’Or

BBB.5

(out of 5)


Romantic and plush yet unsentimental period film by Jacques Becker.  is wonderful as a turn-of-the-century gangster moll who finds herself totally turned on when  shows up at a local dance hall and starts pushing her tough friends around. The two of them become crazy about each other, but have to contend with the lurid circumstances of underworld life when two other men, one her current protector and another who continues to offer to make her his kept woman, interfere out of jealousy and make things dicey for the couple. As plotting goes, it can hardly be accused of being the most riveting experience, but its sentimentality is never mawkish or manipulative, the performances are intelligent and the detailing of the period is authentic and beautiful without being distracting or overdone.


Robert et Raymond Hakim, Spéva Films, Paris Film Productions

France, 1952

Directed by 

Scenario by Jacques Becker, , adaptation and dialogue by Jacques Becker

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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