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Casque d'Or (1952)

Casque d'or (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 18 August 1952 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marie 'Casque d'Or'
... Georges Manda
... Félix Leca
Raymond Bussières ... Raymond
Odette Barencey ... La mère d'Eugène
Loleh Bellon ... Léonie Danard
Solange Certin
... Le patron de la guinguette / Guinguette
... Julie
Jacqueline Dane
Paul Barge ... L'inspecteur Juliani / Police Insp. Giuliani
Paul Azaïs ... Ponsard
Jean Clarieux ... Paul
Tony Corteggiani ... Le commissaire / Superintendent
Émile Genevois ... Billy (as Emile Genevois)
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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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The film failed miserably on its release in France. Across the English Channel, however, it was a hit, with Simone Signoret winning the BAFTA for Best Actress in a Foreign-Language Film and the movie itself being nominated for Best Film. See more »

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Félix Leca: Marie!
Madeleine: My name's Madelaine, but we can work something out.
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A great film of passion
20 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Casque d'or is one of the greatest films about passion I have ever seen. The intensity of the feeling between Simone Signoret and Serge Reggiani, particularly the former, is overwhelming. These people are outsiders from the very beginning, being part of the criminal underworld from which they will never escape. The honest, bourgeois world is permanently closed to them. Children in French secondary school write essays about this film as if it were a classic French novel. It certainly is a classic, and it could not have been made in any country other than France.


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