ByApril 23, 2001
In 1955, Jules Dassin, an American director in exile in Paris, made this flat-out perfect . . . Read more »
After making such American noir classics as The Naked City and Brute Force, blacklisted director Jules Dassin went to Paris and embarked on his masterpiece: a twisting, turning tale of four ex-cons who hatch one last glorious heist in the City of Lights. At once naturalistic and expressionistic, this melange of suspense, brutality, and dark humor was an international hit and earned Dassin the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
|Based on the novel by||Auguste le Breton|
|with the participation of||René Wheeler and Auguste le Breton|
|Dialogue||Auguste le Breton|
|Art director||Alexandre Trauner|
|Producer||Henri Bérard, Pierre Cabaud and René Bézard|