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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:
(17 articles)
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User Reviews:
Classic French noir See more (23 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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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:
Italian censorship visa #17225 delivered on 19 September 1954.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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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Classic French noir, 30 August 2010
Author: evileyereviews from United States

This masterpiece of French noir exemplifies the depth of friendship and honor between thieves in this classic. The protagonist and his partner could not be more different, but through the years they have developed a friendship beyond mere love, a friendship cemented in the trenches of criminal warfare and not to be trifled with. The plot's treachery is utilized to effect as the polar opposite of this eternal bond, a bond which is best elucidated with some of the more mundane aspects of life. This bond is also compared with the superficial love between the sexes, where men love their woman only during the act of love. The acting was sublime, with heavies Jean Gabin, Lino Ventura, as well as some mightily proportioned women to grace the eyes. The direction and camera work were wonderful, and the score was the perfect compliment to the darker side of life. Genruk' Evil Eye Reviews

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