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Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954)

Touchez pas au grisbi (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | February 1960 (USA)
An aging, world-weary gangster is double-crossed and forced out of retirement when his best friend is kidnapped and their stash of eight stolen gold bars demanded as ransom.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dora Doll ...
Vittorio Sanipoli ...
Ramon
Marilyn Buferd ...
Betty (as Marilyn Bufferd)
Gaby Basset ...
Marinette
Paul Barge ...
Eugène (as Barge)
Alain Bouvette ...
Le chauffeur de taxi (as Bouvette)
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Fifi
Denise Clair ...
Madame Bouche
Angelo Dessy ...
Bastien
Lucilla Solivani ...
Nana - la secrétaire de Pierrot
Michel Jourdan ...
Marco
Paul Oettly ...
Oscar
Jean Riveyre ...
Le portier de l'hôtel Moderna
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Storyline

The middle age bon-vivant Max is a former gangster and close friend of his partner Riton. They have stolen eight gold bars of 12 kg each that worth 50-million francs and Max has kept them hidden for their retirement. Riton's mistress Josy is tired of him and has found a new lover to support her, Angelo, who is a dangerous gangster. Riton has made a comment to Josy about the gold and soon Angelo discovers that Max and Riton have the stolen gold. He abducts Riton to force Max to give the gold to him. Will Max exchange his gold for Riton? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Drama

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February 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grisbi  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$21,674 (USA) (5 September 2003)

Gross:

$95,793 (USA) (17 October 2003)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

René Dary, who was considered Jean Gabin's worthy successor during the Occupation, played his right-hand man here. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, we can see a newspaper about Angelo's death. Written in french, there are some mispelling in the text. In the third line : "sur LA bas coté" => correct spelling is "sur LE bas-côté". In fifth & sixth line : "on réussit" and "on sortit" => correct spellings are "ont réussi" and "ont sorti". See more »

Quotes

Fifi: [after being thrown out of the car] You leaving me here? How am I gonna get back?
Max: [laconically] Try hunting snails, Daddy-o.
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Referenced in The Shining (1980) See more »

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Touchez-pas AA Grisbi
1 April 2006 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This movie is undoubtedly the best movie in the world ever. I've seen it about 10 times over the years, and every time it is fresh and fascinating. It's so beautiful but bad story about friendship and betrayal between two elderly gangsters, but it is also a story about aging and disappointment.

Jean Gabin's performance is the crowning jewel of this gem of a film. An extra bonus is a young Jeanne Moreau as a cabaret dancer. The final gunfight still stands strong among today's cg-filled action scenes. Definitely the pinnacle of Jacques Becker's work, but don't forget the marvelous Golden Helmet (Casque d'or) and The Night Watch (Le Trou).


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