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Auguste Le Breton (novel)
Jules Dassin (adaptation)
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Release Date:
5 June 1956 (USA) See more »
["Rififi"] ...means Trouble!
Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes... Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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It's good overall, and exceptional in the middle See more (102 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Jean Servais ... Tony le Stéphanois
Carl Möhner ... Jo le Suedois
Robert Manuel ... Mario Ferrati
Janine Darcey ... Louise
Pierre Grasset ... Louis Grutter aka Louis le Tatoué
Robert Hossein ... Remi Grutter
Marcel Lupovici ... Pierre Grutter
Dominique Maurin ... Tonio

Magali Noël ... Viviane
Marie Sabouret ... Mado les Grands Bras
Claude Sylvain ... Ida Ferrati

Jules Dassin ... Cesar le Milanais (as Perlo Vita)
Armandel ... Second Gambler
Alain Bouvette ... Footman, 'L'Age D'Or'
Alice Garan
André Dalibert ... Webb, le bijoutier (as Dalibert)
Jacques David
Émile Genevois ... Charlie
Marcelle Hainia ... Fredo's Wife
Marcel Lesieur ... Fredo (as Lesieur)

Daniel Mendaille ... Lookout
Huguette Montréal
Lita Recio (as Lita Reccio)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacques Besnard ... Third Gambler (uncredited)
Teddy Bilis ... Teddy Laurentin (uncredited)
Jenny Doria ... (uncredited)
René Hell ... Un camelot (uncredited)
Gilbert Moreau ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Maryse Paillet ... Charlie's Mother (uncredited)
Marcel Rouzé ... First Gendarme (uncredited)
Roger Rudel ... French voice of Jo le Suédois (uncredited)
Fernand Sardou ... First Gambler (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules Dassin 
Writing credits
Auguste Le Breton (novel "Du rififi chez les hommes")

Jules Dassin (adaptation)

René Wheeler (collaboration) and
Auguste Le Breton (collaboration)

Auguste Le Breton (dialogue)

Produced by
René Bezard .... producer
Henri Bérard .... producer
Pierre Cabaud .... producer
Original Music by
Georges Auric 
Cinematography by
Philippe Agostini (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Roger Dwyre 
Production Design by
Alexandre Trauner  (as Trauner)
Set Decoration by
Auguste Capelier 
Costume Design by
Rosine Delamare 
Makeup Department
Anatole Paris .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jean Goiran .... unit manager
Louis Manella .... unit manager
René Gaston Vuattoux .... production manager (as René G. Vuattoux)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrice Dally .... assistant director
Bernard Delandre .... assistant director
Jean-Jacques Vierne .... assistant director
Art Department
Louis Charpeaux .... property master (as Charpeaux)
Pierre Charron .... set dresser
Roger Fresca .... tapestry
Georges Kougoucheff .... set dresser (as Kougoucheff)
Maurice Terrasse .... property master
Sound Department
Charles Akerman .... sound
Jacques Lebreton .... sound
Jean Philippe .... sound assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
Raymond Bègue .... still photographer (as Begue)
Changlesy .... assistant camera (as Chenglesy)
André Domage .... assistant camera
Raymond Pierre Lemoigne .... assistant camera (as Lemoigne)
Jean-Marie Maillols .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marcelle Desvignes .... costume execution
Henriette Ridard .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Denise de Casabianca .... assistant editor
Nadine Trintignant .... assistant editor (as Nadine Marquand)
Music Department
Jacques Métehen .... conductor (as Jacques Metehen)
Other crew
Wilhelmine Berard .... administrator
Renée Nitzschke .... script girl
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Du rififi chez les hommes" - France (original title)
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122 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Australia:M | Finland:K-13 (2007) (uncut) | Finland:K-18 (1978) (uncut) | Finland:K-18 (1959) (heavily cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1956) (uncut) | France:-16 (original rating) | France:U (re-release) | Germany:12 (re-rating) (2007) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:12 | UK:X (1955) (cut) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating)

Did You Know?

Mexican authorities pulled the movie from theaters after multiple burglaries were committed employing methods similar to those shown.See more »
Continuity: When they do timings by car during the heist preparation, the car changes in between shots.See more »
Louise:You're not the only one that had an unhappy childhood, there are millions like you, and, in my eyes, *they* are the tough ones, not you!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Match Point (2005)See more »
La chanson 'Le Rififi'See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
It's good overall, and exceptional in the middle, 23 October 2006
Author: refresh daemon from United States

I've watched many film noirs in my day, but this would be one of the few French noirs that I've seen. In some senses, it's like most other film noirs: you have tough guys ("rififi" meaning tough guy), capers, and things going bad. There are no femme fatals in this one though.

So why does this film stand out? Why in the world would I watch this over any other of the hundreds of film noirs that were made in the world? Well, for the first half hour of the film, I couldn't figure it out either. In fact, it was kind of mundane. And then came the jewel heist. This is a stunner--for almost half an hour, there is not a word of dialogue and minimal sound effects. What's more, the tension gets thicker and thicker despite the silence.

The rest of the movie goes forward in a more typical fashion, but the caper itself is pretty impressive. The rest of the story is fine, a far as film noirs go. It doesn't help to elevate the film a lot, but the middle section makes the film worth watching.

It's good overall, and exceptional in the middle. 7/10.

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