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1 April 1960 (Italy) See more »
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Abel Davis is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lino Ventura ... Abel Davos

Sandra Milo ... Liliane

Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Eric Stark

Marcel Dalio ... Arthur Gibelin
Michel Ardan ... Riton Vintran
Simone France ... Thérèse Davos
Michèle Méritz ... Sophie Fargier

Stan Krol ... Raymond Naldi
Evelyne Ker ... La fille de Gibelin
Betty Schneider ... La petite bonne
France Asselin ... Madame Vintran

Jean-Pierre Zola ... Le patron de l'agence privée (as J.P. Zola)
Sylvain Levignac ... Le détective de l'agence privée
Jeanne Pérez ... Jacqueline Chapuis
René Génin ... Chapuis
Charles Blavette ... Bénazet
Philippe March ... Jean Martin (as Aimé de March)
Corrado Guarducci ... Ferucci
Robert Desnoux ... Pierrot, l'enfant
Thierry Lavoye ... Daniel, l'enfant
Claude Cerval ... Raoul Fargier
Jacques Dacqmine ... Blot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Amyl ... Petit rôle (uncredited)
Marcel Bernier ... Un Inspecteur (uncredited)
Jean Combal ... (uncredited)
Albert Daumergue ... Un Homme Chez Riton (uncredited)
Lucien Desagneaux ... Un joueur de billard (uncredited)
Bernard Dhéran ... Blastone (uncredited)
Marcel Gassouk ... Un homme à la poste de Nice (uncredited)
Guy Henry ... (uncredited)
Jean Madron ... (uncredited)
Carlo Nell ... Un joueur (uncredited)
Laure Paillette ... La Dame de l'Ascenseur (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Sautet 
 
Writing credits
José Giovanni (novel)

Claude Sautet (adaptation) and
José Giovanni (adaptation) and
Pascal Jardin (adaptation)

José Giovanni (dialogue)

Produced by
Robert Amon .... executive producer
Jean Darvey .... producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
 
Cinematography by
Ghislain Cloquet 
 
Film Editing by
Albert Jurgenson 
 
Production Design by
Rino Mondellini  (as Rino Mondelini)
 
Makeup Department
Billy Bonnard .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
René Fargéas .... unit manager
Jacques Plante .... production manager (as Jacques Planté)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard Bertrand .... assistant director
Mary Greco .... assistant director
Jean Lefèvre .... assistant director
Lù Leone .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jacques Dugied .... assistant art director (as Dugied)
Raymond Lemarchand .... props
Jacqueline Moreau .... assistant art director (as Moreau)
 
Sound Department
Jacques Lebreton .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Apoteker .... still photographer
Jean Chiabaut .... assistant camera (as Chiabaut)
Pierre Goupil .... camera operator
François Lauliac .... assistant camera (as Lauliac)
 
Editorial Department
Eric Pluet .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Simone Chotel .... production administrator
Ginette Diamant-Berger .... script girl
 

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Also Known As:
"Classe tous risques" - France (original title)
"Consider All Risks" - International (English title) (informal literal English title)
"The Big Risk" - USA
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Runtime:
France:110 min | USA:103 min | West Germany:105 min | Argentina:110 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric-Optiphone)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Canada:G | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1967) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1961) | Germany:12 (re-rating) | UK:12 | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (nf)
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A classic French gangster film, 21 December 2014
Author: Martin Bradley (MOscarbradley@aol.com) from Derry, Ireland

Both Bresson and Melville are reputed to be big fans of "Classe Tous Risques" and it's easy to see why; either man could have directed this classic French gangster picture. The actual director was Claude Sautet and it's one of the greatest second films in movie history, (in the 15 year period between 1956 and 1970 Sautet made only 4 films). He made this one in 1960 around the time of the New Wave and while it's more traditional than something Godard or Truffaut might have done, nevertheless Sautet brings to it a freshness of approach that other gangster pictures of the period seem to lack. From the absolutely stunning opening sequence it's clear that this film will be infused with a good dose of existential angst as well as the requisite thrills that a really good gangster movie needs.

Two fugitives, (Lino Ventura and Stan Krol), have decided it's time to get out of Italy and back to France as the net closes in around them but they need money. They commit a foolhardy, though daring, daylight robbery and go on the run. This opening and the chase that follows is as good as anything in crime movies. The money they make, however, is hardly enough to sustain them, (Ventura has a wife and two sons to support), so they must rely on a network of friends and criminal associates and men on the run, already operating on the very edge, need all the friends they can get, however untrustworthy they may be and these guys friends prove to be very untrustworthy indeed but when tragedy strikes Ventura seems to have no option.

With the possible exceptions of Dassin's "Rififi" and several of Jean-Pierre Melville's classic gangster pictures this remains one of the greatest of genre films and is all the better for being, fundamentally, a low-key character piece. Ventura is perfect as the world-weary thief who would really rather just settle down and raise his family and he is matched by a young Jean-Paul Belmondo as the stranger who becomes his only real friend and ally. The brilliant black and white cinematography is by Ghislain Cloquet, (it was shot largely on location), and it is beautifully adapted by Sautet, Pascal Jardin and Jose Giovanni from Giovanni's novel.

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