Bob le flambeur Film Still

Bob le flambeur

Jean-Pierre Melville

 
Bob le flambeur (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Out of Print
  • France
  • 1956
  • 102 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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  • Spine #150

Suffused with wry humor, Jean-Pierre Melville’s Bob le flambeur melds the toughness of American gangster films with Gallic sophistication to lay the road map for the French New Wave. As the neon is extinguished for another dawn, an aging gambler navigates the treacherous world of pimps, moneymen, and naive associates while plotting one last score—the heist of the Deauville casino. This underworld comedy of manners possesses all the formal beauty, finesse, and treacherous allure of green baize.

Cast

Robert Montagné, alias “le FlambeurRoger Duchesne
PauloDaniel Cauchy
AnnieIsabelle Corey
Police Lieutenant LedruGuy Decomble
RogerAndré Garet
Jean, the croupierClaude Cerval
His wifeColette Fleury
MarcGérard Buhr

Credits

DirectorJean-Pierre Melville
ScreenplayAuguste Le Breton and Jean-Pierre Melville
DialogueAuguste Le Breton
Commentary written and spoken byJean-Pierre Melville
Assistant directorFrançois Gir
CinematographyHenri Decaë
Camera operatorMaurice Blettery
SetsClaude Bouxin
CostumesTed Lapidus
EditingMonique Bonnot
MusicEddie Barclay and Jo Boyer
SoundPierre Philippenko and Jacques Carrère
ContinuityJacqueline Parey
Production managerFlorence Melville
Unit managerPhilippe Schwob

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer
  • Video interview with Daniel Cauchy (“Paulo”)
  • Radio interview with Jean-Pierre Melville
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by Gordon Reynolds

Film Essays

Bob le flambeur

By Luc SanteApril 15, 2002

The French have made some first-class crime pictures, which Americans have been given too few . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Bob le flambeur

By Luc SanteApril 15, 2002

The French have made some first-class crime pictures, which Americans have been given too few . . . Read more »