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Casque d'Or (1952)

Casque d'or (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 18 August 1952 (USA)
Three gangsters and an ex-con carpenter all fall for the same beautiful, golden-haired woman in Belle Époque France.

Director:

Jacques Becker

Writers:

Jacques Becker (scenario), Jacques Companéez (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simone Signoret ... Marie 'Casque d'Or'
Serge Reggiani ... Georges Manda
Claude Dauphin ... Félix Leca
Raymond Bussières ... Raymond
Odette Barencey Odette Barencey ... La mère d'Eugène
Loleh Bellon Loleh Bellon ... Léonie Danard
Solange Certin Solange Certin
Daniel Mendaille ... Le patron de la guinguette / Guinguette
Dominique Davray ... Julie
Jacqueline Dane Jacqueline Dane
Paul Barge Paul Barge ... L'inspecteur Juliani / Police Insp. Giuliani
Paul Azaïs ... Ponsard
Jean Clarieux Jean Clarieux ... Paul
Tony Corteggiani Tony Corteggiani ... Le commissaire / Superintendent
Émile Genevois Émile Genevois ... Billy (as Emile Genevois)
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Storyline

In an open-air dance hall, the members of Leca's gang are relaxing with their ladies. One of them, Marie, aka "Casque d'Or" (Golden Helmet) meets Manda, a carpenter. Her man Roland belongs to the jealous kind, and Leca himself has his eye on her. A story of love, death, friendship and jealousy during the Belle Epoque. Written by Yepok

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L'histoire d'une femme dont chaque amour fut... See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 August 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casque d'Or See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Optiphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This caused a little stir in its day for its frank depiction of love-making. The two lovers clearly share a bed (rarely shown in those days), and Serge Reggiani is quite obviously naked when he gets up out from between the sheets. See more »

Quotes

Léonie Danard: Georges. Supper's not over.
Marie 'Casque d'Or': Who's that?
Léonie Danard: I should ask you that. Did he say he was engaged?
Marie 'Casque d'Or': I couldn't have guessed. So long.
Georges Manda: Marie.
Marie 'Casque d'Or': Cheers, buster!
Léonie Danard: You whore!
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Connections

Edited into Apostrophes: Les plaisirs populaires (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre Las Olas
(uncredited)
Written by Juventino Rosas
[This waltz plays in the scene where Georges Manda and Marie first meet]
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Ruthless fate ruthlessly told
5 June 2018 | by ockiemilkwoodSee all my reviews

Starts out shaky: "O, here comes another crappy French film, full of shoddy exposition, sound and fury signifying nothing." Starts out with a chattering crowd, not much story. But then, as if in spite of itself, hones in on a doomed, fatal attraction, between a prostitute (Signoret) and an ex-con (Reggiani), with no frills or distraction. Their affair goes against everything, against cheap hoods & moral propriety, against all odds, majestically, tragically. Movie is ruthlessly economic and to the point, striking at the heart of the inevitability of fate, of character. It crescendos with matter-of-fact flatness to its bleak, inevitable, beautiful conclusion.

That final image of the couple twirling together, locked to each other like marionettes, is all.


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