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Four Bags Full (1956)

La traversée de Paris (original title)
Two men, a painter and a poor guy, have to cross over Paris by night during World War II and to deliver black market meat. As they walk along dark Parisian streets, they encounter various ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Grandgil
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Marcel Martin
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Jambier, l'épicier
Jeannette Batti ...
Mariette Martin
Georgette Anys ...
Lucienne Couronne, la patronne du cafe Belotte
Robert Arnoux ...
Marchandot
Laurence Badie ...
La serveuse du restaurant
Myno Burney ...
Angèle Marchandot
Germaine Delbat ...
Une cliente du restaurant
Monette Dinay ...
Madame Jambier
Jean Dunot ...
Alfred Couronne, le patron du cafe Belotte
Bernard La Jarrige ...
Un agent de police (as Bernard Lajarrige)
Jacques Marin ...
Le patron du restaurant Saint Martin
Hubert de Lapparent ...
L'otage nerveux
Hans Verner ...
Le motard (as Jean Verner)
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Storyline

Two men, a painter and a poor guy, have to cross over Paris by night during World War II and to deliver black market meat. As they walk along dark Parisian streets, they encounter various characters and adventures until they are arrested by German police. Written by <chadourne@univ-lille3.fr>

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JEAN GABIN and BOURVIL in a REMARKABLE FRENCH FILM with suspense predominating of course - but also much more than just a soupcon of laughter! See more »

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Comedy

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26 October 1956 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Pig Across Paris  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,997 (USA) (24 May 2013)

Gross:

$17,824 (USA) (31 May 2013)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in color but processed in black and white. See more »

Goofs

Crew is seen in the mirror when Grandgil pass the door of Martin's home. See more »

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La Marseillaise
Composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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gimme some skin, pig
19 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Gabin a great comic? That's not the image that springs to my mind when I think of Gabin, but then neither do I think of Bourvil as a dramatic actor - until I stick 'Le Circle Rouge' in the machine for the nnnth time. Whatever, the two were teamed brilliantly in this post-war nod to the Black Market in Paris during the occupation. The 80 minute running time is just about right for this romp that obliges regular Black Marketeer Bourvil to work with a dep, Gabin, and transport valises stuffed with pork from arondissment to arondissment under the eyes of the Germans. The movie is kick-started via a cameo from all-time great French comic Louis de Funes and it seldom lets up. Although the soundtrack is replete with Parisian underwold slang the thing is so visual that even non French speakers could follow the story in the original, non-subtitled version. The denoument, such as it is, that Gabin is really a celebrity (artist) and is doing the gig for kicks rather than money, is fairly irrelevant, and the last scene, with Bourvil, now a railway porter, toting Gabin's bags is neither here nor there. Even today, half a century after the events, the French are still sensitive to anything apertaining to the Second World War and the French movies that address those feelings, whether sentimental, frivolous, or dramatic, are among the best movies of any country. This is no exception. Five stars in anyone's solar system.


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