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Four Bags Full (1956)

La traversée de Paris (original title)
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Two men carry at night four suitcases of contraband meat across German-occupied Paris during WWII. Their opposite personalities and strange encounters provoke different adventures - until they are arrested by the police.

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 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 ... 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 ... 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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Released by TRANS-LUX (the people who brought you "La Strada") See more »

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Drama

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Trivia

Award : Victoire du Cinéma français 1957 See more »

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

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Featured in Louis de Funès intime (2007) See more »

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La Marseillaise
Composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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Two great actors, dark humor and a darkened Paris
21 June 1999 | by chouanSee all my reviews

Marcel Aymé was an excellent writer who left us, among other things, short stories set in occupied Paris. No patriotic pathos or teary laments, but a dark humorous look at everyday life. With this movie Bourvil revived his carreer and established himself as a real great comedian. Jean Gabin, as usual, is excellent. The story line is simple : two men have to carry across Paris black market pig meat. Bourvil, an unemployed cab driver does it for money, Gabin, a well known artist does it for kicks.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

26 October 1956 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Four Bags Full See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,997, 26 May 2013

Gross USA:

$18,297

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,297
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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