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Touchez Pas au Grisbi Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This strangely-christened French film noir was released in the U.S. as Grisbi. [[Performer~P25439~Jean Gabin~jeangabin]] stars as a racketeer known by the Runyonesque nickname of Max the Liar. Seeking out the finer things in life, Max intends to pull one last job and retire. After stealing a fortune in gold, our "hero" is faced with a crisis of conscience when his best friend ([[Performer~P207888~René Dary~renédary]]) is kidnapped and held for a huge ransom. Somehow Max manages to turn the tables on the abductors, but his dreams of a life of ease explode in his face. Up-and-coming leading lady [[Performer~P103455~Jeanne Moreau~jeannemoreau]] plays a pivotal role as the femme fatale who leads [[Performer~P207888~Dary~renédary]] into the hands of his kidnappers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 10, 1959

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival Jean Gabin Volpi Cup for Best Actor 1954 Winner

Crew

Jacques Becker
Director
Robert Dorfmann
Producer
Jacques Becker
Screenwriter
Maurice Griffe
Screenwriter
Albert Simonin
Screenwriter
Albert Simonin
Book Author
Pierre Montazel
Cinematographer
Marguerite Renoir
Editor
Jacques Lebreton
Sound/Sound Designer
Jacques Carrere
Sound/Sound Designer
Marc Maurette
First Assistant Director
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