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Director:
Writers:
Albert Simonin (novel)
Jacques Becker (adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
February 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(16 articles)
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User Reviews:
Honor, Friendship and Gold See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jean Gabin ... Max dit Max le Menteur
René Dary ... Henri Ducros dit Riton
Dora Doll ... Lola
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)

Daniel Cauchy ... 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
Delia Scala ... Hughette - la secrétaire d'Oscar
Silvestri

Lino Ventura ... Angelo Fraiser
Paul Frankeur ... Pierrot

Jeanne Moreau ... Josy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Bayard ... M. Dufiond - un danseur (uncredited)
Jean Clarieux ... Un consommateur chez Bouche (uncredited)
Jean Daurand ... Un consommateur chez Bouche (uncredited)
Dominique Davray ... Une prostituée (uncredited)
René Hell ... Un consommateur chez Bouche (uncredited)
Robert Le Fort ... Un client (uncredited)
Charles Mahieu ... Bébert - un consommateur chez Bouche (uncredited)
Pierre Moncorbier ... Un barman (uncredited)

Directed by
Jacques Becker 
 
Writing credits
Albert Simonin (novel)

Jacques Becker (adaptation) &
Albert Simonin (adaptation) &
Maurice Griffe (adaptation)

Albert Simonin (dialogue)

Produced by
Robert Dorfmann .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jean Wiener 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Montazel 
 
Film Editing by
Marguerite Renoir 
 
Production Design by
Jean d'Eaubonne 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Turlure 
 
Costume Design by
Marcelle Desvignes (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Jean Lalaurette .... hair stylist
Jean Paul Ulysse .... makeup artist (as Jean Ulysse)
 
Production Management
Pierre Bochart .... production supervisor
Léon Carré .... production manager
Georges Charlot .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean Becker .... first assistant director
Jean-François Hauduroy .... second assistant director (as J.F. Hauduroy)
Marc Maurette .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Jacques Gut .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Jacques Carrère .... sound (as Jacques Carrere)
Jacques Lebreton .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
André Dumaître .... camera operator
Roland Paillais .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Denise Charvein .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Liane Augustin .... playback singer
Ernest Guillon .... conductor (as Ernest Guillou)
Jerry Mengo .... orchestra (as Jerry Mengo et son orchestre)
Jean Wetzel .... musician: harmonica
 
Other crew
Colette Crochot .... script supervisor
Lenny Borger .... english adaptation: 2005 restored version (uncredited)
Mai Harris .... english subtitles: 2005 restored version (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Touchez pas au grisbi" - France (original title)
"Grisbi" - USA
"Hands Off the Loot" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
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Runtime:
94 min | USA:83 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Finland:K-12 | Finland:K-11 (new rating: 2001) | France:-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (DVD rating, uncut) | UK:X (original rating, cut version) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This film revived Jean Gabin's career.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the submachine guns are removed from the wine box, they are Sten Submachine guns. When they are removed from the car after the ambush they are Sten Guns. When they are finally shot at the retreating gangsters, they have become two different models of Thompson Submachine guns, an early civilian model of a Thompson and a military model (M1 or M1A1) of a Thompson.See more »
Quotes:
Max:That's the trouble with young people - they're so doggone young!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in 2 x 50 Years of French Cinema (1995) (TV)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Honor, Friendship and Gold, 7 February 2015
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The middle age bon-vivant Max (Jean Gabin) is a former gangster and close friend of his partner Riton (René Dary). 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 (Jeanne Moreau) is tired of him and has found a new lover to support her, Angelo (Lino Ventura), 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?

"Touchez pas au grisbi" is a classy French-Italian production with a great story of honor and friendship. The pace is capable to detail a scene like, for example, Max and Riton brushing their teeth without being boring. Max is an interesting character and it is delightful to see his reactions and tranquility towards any situation, his code of honor and his face in the end after receiving the phone call with the bad news. It is also impressive how beautiful and sexy the actresses are. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Grisbi, Ouro Maldito" ("Grisbi, Cursed Gold")

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