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Du rififi chez les hommes
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Director:
Writers:
Auguste Le Breton (novel)
Jules Dassin (adaptation)
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Release Date:
5 June 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Sensational New Motion Picture See more »
Plot:
Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes... Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(56 articles)
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Cast

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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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Runtime:
118 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
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:Tous publics (re-release) | Germany:12 (re-rating) (2007) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:12 (video) | UK:X (1955) (cut) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating) (cut)

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Trivia:
Dassin also claims that he was brought in on the project because of his situation (the Hollywood blacklist). The novel's characters were all North Africans and at the time France was experiencing much trouble with Algeria. This was seen as possibly inflammatory so the producers wanted an American director to soften it by making them Americans instead. Dassin asked if they'd considered simply making them Frenchmen. They had not.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the injured Tony is driving through the streets, in several shots, every person on the sidewalk in the background is looking at the car and the camera vehicle doing the filming.See more »
Quotes:
Mario Ferrati:[to Tony about Cesar] For a job with you he'll come. Cesar! There's not a safe that can resist Cesar and not a woman that Cesar can resist.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Up Jumped a Swagman (1965)See more »
Soundtrack:
Le RififiSee more »

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49 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
the absolute best, 14 December 2004
Author: loydmooney from san francisco

If any film approaches perfection, this is the one. Pound for pound and scene for scene it is the best. The only others even close are the Maltese Falcon and Asphalt Jungle, but this is the baby that beats even them. For sheer black and white beauty it is the equal of Asphalt, and just never lets up. Its ending is one of the best of all time, easily the equal of Citizen Kane. And making it even more amazing it that it was cobbled together in desperation: and made for practically nothing. In short, a bloody miracle.

It builds beautifully. Everything in it works, even down to the great music of George Auric.

Shot in early winter or late spring, it is authentic down to the white gangster breaths on the air. Paris never looked more dangerously beautiful.

Of all the films I have ever seen, it is the only one I would give a nine and a half to. And since most of it works very well without comment, probably it is best to just say, watch it and behold.

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