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Director:
Writers:
Jacques Becker (scenario) and
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Release Date:
18 August 1952 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
L'histoire d'une femme dont chaque amour fut...
Plot:
In an open-air dance hall, the members of Leca's gang are relaxing with their ladies. One of them, Marie... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Blu-ray Review: 'Casque d'Or' (rerelease)
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Simone Signoret ... Marie 'Casque d'Or'

Serge Reggiani ... Georges Manda
Claude Dauphin ... Félix Leca
Raymond Bussières ... Raymond
Odette Barencey ... La mère d'Eugène
Loleh Bellon ... Léonie Danard
Solange Certin
Daniel Mendaille ... Le patron de la guinguette / Guinguette
Dominique Davray ... Julie
Jacqueline Dane
Paul Barge ... L'inspecteur Juliani / Police Insp. Giuliani
Paul Azaïs ... Ponsard
Jean Clarieux ... Paul
Tony Corteggiani ... Le commissaire / Superintendent
Émile Genevois ... Billy (as Emile Genevois)
Marc Goutas ... Guillaume
Gaston Modot ... Danard
William Sabatier ... Roland Dupuis
Fernand Trignol ... Le patron de "L'ange Gabriel" / The restaurant keeper (as Trignol)
Anne Beressy
Marianne Bergue
Jacqueline Canterelle
Gisèle Delzen
Suzanne Grey ... Une fille à la guinguette
Simone Jarnac
Yette Lucas ... Adèle
Jacqueline Marbaux (as Jacqueline Marbaut)
Pâquerette ... La grand-mère d'Anatole (as Paquerette)
Pomme ... La concierge
Georgette Talazac ... Une bourgeoise à la guinguette
Yvonne Yma ... La patronne de "L'ange gabriel"
Léon Bary ... Un client chic de "L'ange Gabriel")
Dalphin
Abel Coulon
Jean Degrave ... Un client chic de "L'ange Gabriel")
Max Lancourt
Pierre Leproux ... Le gendarme du fourgon (as Pierre Le Proux)
Roland Lesaffre ... Anatole (waiter)
Julien Maffre ... Jacquet
Marcel Melrac ... Un cocher
André Méliès ... Un bourgeois à la guinguette
Bobby Mercier
Louis Moret
René Pascal
Raphaël Patorni ... Un client chic de "L'ange Gabriel")
Léon Pauléon ... Un cocher
Raymond Raynal ... Un gendarme
Marcel Rouzé ... Un gendarme
Roger Vincent ... Le médecin / The doctor
Claude Castaing ... Fredo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martine Arden ... (uncredited)
Joëlle Bernard ... Une fille à la guinguette (uncredited)
Jacqueline Danno ... Bit part (uncredited)
Jacques Duby ... Friend in the group (uncredited)
Yvonne Legeay ... (uncredited)
Maurice Marceau ... Un client à "L'ange gardien" (uncredited)
Christiane Minazzoli ... Madeleine (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jacques Becker 
 
Writing credits
Jacques Becker (scenario) and
Jacques Companéez (scenario)

Jacques Becker (adaptation and dialogue)

Annette Wademant  scenario collaborator (uncredited)

Produced by
Raymond Hakim .... producer
Robert Hakim .... producer
André Paulvé .... producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Van Parys 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Lefebvre  (as Robert Le Febvre)
 
Film Editing by
Marguerite Renoir 
 
Production Design by
Jean d'Eaubonne  (as Jean D'Eaubonne)
 
Set Decoration by
Maurice Barnathan 
 
Costume Design by
Mayo 
 
Makeup Department
Alex Archambault .... hair stylist
Boris Karabanoff .... makeup artist (as B. Karabanoff)
Maguy Vernadet .... makeup artist (as M. Vernadet)
 
Production Management
Henri Baum .... production manager
Ulrich Picard .... assistant production manager (as U. Pickard)
Louis Théron .... unit manager (as Louis Theron)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcel Camus .... assistant director
Michel Clément .... second assistant director
Alain Jessua .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Émile Dechelle .... set dresser (as Dechelle)
Marc Frédérix .... assistant decorator
Alfred Marpaux .... designer (as F. Marpaux)
Maurice Terrasse .... property master (as Terrasse)
 
Sound Department
Gaston Ancessi .... sound assistant (as Ancessi)
Auboiroux .... sound assistant
Antoine Petitjean .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Marie Maillols .... assistant director of photography
Gaston Muller .... assistant camera
Francis Rivolan .... crane operator
Gilbert Sarthre .... assistant camera
André Tixier .... chief electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marcelle Desvignes .... costume execution
Georgette Fillon .... chief costumer
Marie-Rose Lebigot .... costumer designer: corsets (as Marie Rose Le Bigot)
 
Editorial Department
Geneviève Vaury .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Colette Crochot .... script girl
Maurice Vandair .... publisher
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Casque d'or" - France (original title)
"Golden Marie" - USA
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Runtime:
96 min | USA:94 min | West Germany:85 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Optiphone)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film failed miserably on its release in France. Across the English Channel, however, it was a hit, with Simone Signoret winning the BAFTA for Best Actress in a Foreign-Language Film and the movie itself being nominated for Best Film.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Mémoires pour Simone (1986)See more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
About passion and its consequences, 3 April 2006
Author: Howard Schumann from Vancouver, B.C.

After being released from prison where he served five years for an undisclosed crime, Georges Manda (Serge Reggiani), a soft-looking, taciturn man with a handlebar moustache, becomes a hard working carpenter, determined to go straight. When Raymond (Raymond Bussieres), a fellow gang member with whom he served time in prison, introduces him to Marie (Simone Signoret) at a dance, however, the solid foundation he was trying to build begins to come unglued. Signoret, one of the classiest and most elegant actresses, is strikingly irresistible as the moll of a suave gang leader in Jacques Becker's 1952 masterpiece Casque D'or. Considered a failure when it first opened but, after receiving critical acclaim in New York, the film developed a wider audience in France and has now become a classic, newly restored on a Criterion DVD.

Set in Paris in the 1890s and based on actual police accounts, Casque D'or is not an arid period piece or costume drama, but a rich, vibrant, and lovingly evocative work that successfully recreates the ambiance of Paris at the turn of the century. Unlike Melville's Le Samourai which was filmed in near darkness to capture the sullen milieu of the underworld, Becker bathes his film in a dazzling poetic light that belies the darkness of its theme and some scenes have been compared to an impressionist painting. Marie is being "kept" by Roland (William Sabatier), a volatile and jealous dandy and is also sought after by the crime boss Felix Leca (Claude Dauphin). Manda and Marie fall in love but soon Manda runs afoul of the law after killing the jealous Roland in a fight. Leca seizes on this opportunity to remove Manda from the picture by framing his closest friend but doesn't count on Manda's dedication to doing what is right.

Despite being about the criminal element, there is little violence in Casque D'or and it is more of an moody romance than a crime drama, perhaps accounting for its initial failure at the box office. The most brilliantly realized sequence takes place at a countryside retreat where Manda and Marie go for a few hours of happiness together before the inevitable denouement. Casque D'or is a film about friendship, loyalty, and, most of all, about passion and its consequences. When Marie hears wedding bells and drags Manda into a church, all he can say is "not now", but his expression suggests that he knows that their love will be a dream that fades into dawn.

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