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Director:
Writers:
Albert Simonin (novel)
Jacques Becker (adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
February 1960 (USA) See more »
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:
(17 articles)
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Cast

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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
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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)
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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)
 
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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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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)

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Trivia:
The first film of Italian ex-wrestler Lino Ventura.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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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Gangsters In Their Pajamas, 12 March 2006
Author: Steve (Xploitedyouth) from USA

For fans of American gangster films, Jacque Becker's TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI may seem like a radical departure from the violence and excess of films like THE GODFATHER and GOODFELLAS. It's a quiet film about quiet men, living out their golden years in a dignified manner. Much of the film is spent watching Max (Jean Gabin) as he dines with friends, cavorts with his mistresses and listens to his favorite tune on his old record player. The amazing thing about the film is that there's never any question that Max can be a dangerous man. There's a famous scene where Max and his long-time partner Riton (Rene Dary) eat pate, set up their sleeping quarters, dress in their pajamas and go to sleep without exchanging a word. There's an amazing, soft tension playing through this entire scene. Riton has screwed up a business deal, as he has done many times in the past, and Max is getting fed up. I was reminded throughout this scene of the famous line from GOODFELLAS about assassins coming as friends. This certainly would have been the right time for Max to whack Riton, if that were what he wanted. But he doesn't, because honor and loyalty are important aspects of Max's life, and he will protect his friend even though their big retirement job may be jeopardized. Max is, quite simply, the least Americanized gangster in film history, and he's a remarkable character. Jean Gabin solidifies his reputation as the greatest French film actor of all time through subtlety, nuance, and natural charisma. The film itself is painted with the rich black-and-white brush strokes of the best film noir, and truly succeeds in transporting the viewer to another place and time. A genuine, under-appreciated masterpiece.

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