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Director:
Writers:
Jacques Becker (scenario) and
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Release Date:
18 August 1952 (USA) See more »
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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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A Parisian period gangster romance See more (25 total) »

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
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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)

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:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Optiphone)
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Trivia:
The title "Casque d'Or" refers to Marie's hair, which resembles a golden helmet.See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Parisian period gangster romance, 27 November 2008
Author: melvelvit-1 from NYC suburbs

Jacques Becker's CASQUE D'OR (Golden Helmet 1952), an underworld romance set in Paris during "La Belle Epoque", stars Simone Signoret as the titular blonde prostitute who's star-crossed amour reveals the agony and ecstasy of love. The buxom Signoret plays Marie, the moll of an Apache gangster, who meets Manda, an ex-con gone straight, at an al fresco dance hall and it's love at first sight for both of them. The pair soon throw caution to the wind, setting off a chain-reaction of jealousy, murder, double-crosses, and revenge that can only end in tragedy. All of the characters are sharply etched but it's Simone Signoret's Marie who literally shines. The tough and tender demimonde can't take her eyes off Manda (a quiet, determined Serge Reggiani) from the moment they meet until the bitter end and she's often bathed in an ethereal light. The duplicity-free Marie is also the quintessential femme fatale who proves bad luck to any man who covets her. The era is imaginatively realized and a number of scenes are reminiscent of Impressionist paintings yet, like Marie's unconscious duality, there's darkness in the light with an undercurrent of understated but potent sex and violence. Highly recommended and loosely based on an incident in the life of a bisexual bonvivant, one Amélie Hélie:

"The bands of roughnecks of Belleville were also a passionate lot, not like the cynical pimps of Montmartre and La Chapelle. Here a man took out a knife for a girl he really cared for. In 1902 the story of 'Casque d'Or' made the headlines throughout Paris, both east and west. Two enemy bands of Apaches Mohicans de Paris - sporting their customary insignia of caps, bell-bottom trousers and polka-dotted scarves, had taken to the streets that lay between Belleville and Charonne: 'Le Popincourt' headed by the Corsican Leca, 'Les Orteaux' by Manda, l'Homme! The object of their dispute was not territory but a girl called Amélie Hélie, nicknamed 'Casque d'Or', with a stunning, golden-reddish mane. The confrontation turned into a fullscale pitched battle on Rue des Haies, in which neither knife blades nor guns were spared. To the inquisitive public prosecutor Manda retorted during his trial: 'We fought each other, the Corsican and myself, because we love the same girl. We are crazy about her. Don't you know what it is to love a girl?' Manda was unquestionably a soulmate of Piaf. Condemned to deportation and hard labour - Manda for life, Leca for eight years - the two men met on the island of Saint-Martin-de-Ré. When finally they spoke to each other, it was about 'Casque d'Or'. She meanwhile wasted no time bewailing her unfortunate suitors, but turned for solace to the world of entertainment and the company of wealthier men. However, one of Leca's faithful followers had been contemplating revenge and stabbed her one night in the establishment where she sang. Although she survived, she could no longer perform as a singer and it is only thanks to her portrayal by the legendary Simone Signoret in Jacques Becker's movie that she has not fallen into oblivion. The real Amélie Hélie ended by marrying an ordinary workman and died forgotten on 16 April 1933. She was buried in the cemetery of Bagnolet."

CASQUE D'OR's release was briefly delayed when Amélie's widower attempted to take out an injunction against it, claiming the film invaded his late wife's privacy. The case was soon thrown out when it was revealed that Hélie had appeared on stage, playing herself, in a drama entitled "Casque d'or et les Apaches".

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