Casque d'Or
Casque d'Or (1952)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 18, 1952
DVD Release Date: January 18, 2005
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Variety Staff

An excellent recreation of a colorful French period.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A radiant Simone Signoret dominates Jacques Becker's 1952 film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

impeccably filmed.

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Howard Thompson
New York Times

An insular underworld drama of love and revenge vibrates authentically against a vividly etched background of early century Paris.

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Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] 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.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Tough, lyrical, and one the screen's great romantic tragedies.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

One of the great movie romances.

TV Guide

One of the great films of French cinema.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Stella Dallas
simone signoret causes a whole lotta trouble but she's down for her man. the second impressive becker crime film i've seen. based on a true story,… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Casque D'or" starts out on an idyllic summer day as a group of friends make their way to a tavern via boats. While there,… More