Casque d'or

Casque d'or

Directed by Jacques Becker • 1952 • France

Jacques Becker lovingly evokes the belle epoque Parisian demimonde in this classic tale of doomed romance. When gangster's moll Marie (Simone Signoret) falls for reformed criminal Manda (Serge Reggiani), their passion incites an underworld rivalry that leads inexorably to treachery and tragedy. With poignant, nuanced performances and sensuous black-and-white photography, Casque d'or (Golden Marie) is Becker at the height of his cinematic powers, a romantic masterpiece.

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Casque d'or
  • Casque d'or

    Directed by Jacques Becker • 1952 • France

    Jacques Becker lovingly evokes the belle epoque Parisian demimonde in this classic tale of doomed romance. When gangster's moll Marie (Simone Signoret) falls for reformed criminal Manda (Serge Reggiani), their passion incites an underworld rivalry tha...

Extras

  • CASQUE D’OR Commentary

    Recorded in 2004, this commentary features film scholar Peter Cowie.

  • On the Set

    This silent footage shot on the set of CASQUE D’OR provides a rare glimpse of director Jacques Becker at work. It was broadcast in 1951 as part of the program “Silence on tourne: CASQUE D’OR.” Film critic Philip Kemp recorded commentary for the footage in 2004.

  • “Cinépanorama”: Simone Signoret, 1963

    This interview with CASQUE D’OR star Simone Signoret was conducted in April 1963 for the television series “Cinépanorama.”

  • Serge Reggiani on CASQUE D’OR

    This interview with CASQUE D’OR star Serge Reggiani was conducted by critic Claude-Jean Philippe in 1995 for the program “La France en films.”

  • “Cinéastes de notre temps”: CASQUE D’OR

    The following excerpts from a 1967 episode of “Cinéastes de notre temps” feature interviews with many of director Jacques Becker’s collaborators and admirers, including Simone Signoret, Claude Dauphin, François Truffaut, and Marguerite Renoir. In the first clip, we learn about Becker’s beginnings...