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Air of Paris (1954)

L'air de Paris (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | 24 September 1954 (France)
The story of Andre Menard, a promising young amateur boxer from an impoverished background who is mentored by former pro Victor Le Garrec, and whose career path takes a nosedive when he falls for the wealthy Corinne.

Director:

Marcel Carné

Writers:

Marcel Carné (adaptation), Jacques Sigurd (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Victor Le Garrec
Arletty ... Blanche Le Garrec
Roland Lesaffre ... André Ménard
Marie Daëms Marie Daëms ... Corinne
Maria Pia Casilio ... Maria Pozzi
Ave Ninchi ... Mme. Pozzi
Simone Paris Simone Paris ... Chantal
Marcelle Praince ... Vieille dame
Mathilde Casadesus Mathilde Casadesus ... Voyageuse (as Mathilde Casadessus)
Maurice Sarfati Maurice Sarfati ... Jojo
Lucien Raimbourg Lucien Raimbourg ... Hospital worker
Séraphin Ferrer Séraphin Ferrer ... Boxer (as Sébastien Ferrer)
Legendre Legendre ... Boxer
Streicher Streicher ... Boxer
Roger Michelot Roger Michelot ... Coach
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The story of Andre Menard, a promising young amateur boxer from an impoverished background who is mentored by former pro Victor Le Garrec, and whose career path takes a nosedive when he falls for the wealthy Corinne.

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Drama | Sport

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Trivia

In the Italian post-synchronized version, the actors are dubbed by: Emilio Cigoli (Jean Gabin), Lydia Simoneschi (Arletty), Stefano Sibaldi (Roland Lessaffre) and Vinicio Sofia (Folco Lulli). Maria Pia Casilio who was still on location in France filming The Adultress (1953) was not able to get back to Rome in time for the post synchronization so it was Rosetta Calavetta who lent her voice for the role of the shy Maria Pozzi. Only Ave Ninchi ended up dubbing herself. See more »

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Soundtracks

L'Air de Paris
Music by Marc Heyral
Lyrics by Francis Lemarque
Performed by Yves Montand
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Time had taken its toll.
21 July 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

There are interesting films in Carné's post Prévert career:"Thérèse Raquin" and "les tricheurs",to name but two.But this one is not among them.The screenplay,written by Carné and Jacques Sigurd -who was also Yves Allégret's best script writer- is rather weak and the dialogs seem to have been made" in the style of Jacques Prévert",but few lines are really potent.This is the clichéd story of a poor young man of whom a former boxer(Gabin) wants to make a champion.But his wife(Arletty) is not prepared to it and gets in the way.Besides ,the relationship between the poor lad -an orphan who always loses-and a posh girl (à la "Rose and Jack" in a movie whose name escapes my mind)never rings true.

15 years had passed since Carné directed Gabin and Arletty in his masterpiece "le jour se lève" and time had really taken its toll.Both seem jaded,particularly Arletty whose part is thankless .You should try Julien Duvivier's "sous le ciel de Paris" instead of this.That's really old hat!


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France | Italy

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

24 September 1954 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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