Casque d'Or
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The Paris demimonde of 1900 is the setting for Casque d'Or. Georges Manda (Serge Reggiani), an honest woodworker, falls in love with Marie (Simone Signoret), the "moll" of minor crook Roland (William Sabatier). Gangster boss Felix Leca (Claude Dauphin) orders Georges and Roland to fight a duel to the death over the girl, as prescribed by the "code of the apache." Felix then pins the blame for Roland's death on Georges' boyhood chum, Raymond (Raymond Bussières), knowing that the woodworker will nobly accept the blame; this will leave Marie alone, which is what… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An excellent recreation of a colorful French period."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"A radiant Simone Signoret dominates Jacques Becker's 1952 film."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"impeccably filmed."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Becker turns what could've been a routine gangster flick into a minor gem with revealing camera work and smart twists."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"An insular underworld drama of love and revenge vibrates authentically against a vividly etched background of early century Paris."
‑ Howard Thompson, New York Times
"Draped in the manners of fin de siècle in Paris, writer-director Jacques Becker's 1952 milestone of romantic drama is a snapshot of French social mores at the turn of the 20th century."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Tough, lyrical, and one the screen's great romantic tragedies."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"It's Signoret's show, though, and she steals it with aplomb: beautiful and graceful she often puts in stunning performances, but few are as memorably captivating as this one."
‑ , Film4
"One of the great movie romances."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"One of the great films of French cinema."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Most movies would ramp up the adrenaline to show the suspense-oriented ending, but Becker would rather emphasize the feelings behind these events. He shows Marie's face for long, potent moments, and that's all the drama he needs."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Apesar da bela fotografia, da boa condução da narrativa (obra de Jacques Becker) e do magnetismo de Simone Signoret, o filme encontra-se datado e sua trágica história de amor não comove."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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