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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 »

Director:

Claude Autant-Lara

Writers:

Marcel Aymé (short story), Jean Aurenche (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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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:
Jean Gabin ... Grandgil
Bourvil ... Marcel Martin
Louis de Funès ... Jambier, l'épicier
Jeannette Batti Jeannette Batti ... Mariette Martin
Georgette Anys Georgette Anys ... Lucienne Couronne, la patronne du cafe Belotte
Robert Arnoux Robert Arnoux ... Marchandot
Laurence Badie Laurence Badie ... La serveuse du restaurant
Myno Burney Myno Burney ... Angèle Marchandot
Germaine Delbat Germaine Delbat ... Une cliente du restaurant
Monette Dinay Monette Dinay ... Madame Jambier
Jean Dunot Jean Dunot ... Alfred Couronne, le patron du cafe Belotte
Bernard Lajarrige Bernard Lajarrige ... Un agent de police
Jacques Marin ... Le patron du restaurant Saint Martin
Hubert de Lapparent Hubert de Lapparent ... L'otage nerveux
Hans Verner 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 »

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

26 October 1956 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pig Across Paris See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,997, 26 May 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,824, 2 June 2013
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship certificate : # 23043/ dated November 17, 1956. Visa d'exploitation en France : # 15104 See more »

Goofs

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

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Best example of a perfect film:Black and White films are magical.
25 July 2007 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Claude Autant Lara was an important film maker of what is known as "old style French cinema". After "Douce", it is one of his most famous films. This film is a good portrayal of all the qualities good or bad with which a French person would like to associate. No aspect of human behavior is left untouched. There is greed, seduction, fear, optimism etc. Much of the film's brilliance is due to its simple style. There is not much of dramatization and what viewers see is a display of pure acting. The two major roles are played by Jean Gabin and Bourvil. As the film is set in Paris, viewers get an unbiased visual depiction of one of the most beautiful cities. If there are people who might not like it, it must be Nouvelle vague people. As they were experimenting with their own cinema, they decided to ignore what they called "cinema of quality". The best thing which has been portrayed in this film is that after the end of the war people lived happily. This is an indication of optimism in this film.


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