Director: Jules Dassin (Night and the City 1950, Thieves' Highway 1949, The Naked City 1948, Brute Force 1947 ), written by Auguste Le Breton (novel), Jules Dassin (adaptation), and René Wheeler. Cinematography is by Philippe Agostini.
Future director Robert Hossein (Cemetery Without Crosses) iplays Remi, Grutter's intense junkie brother. Marie Sabouret is Mado, Tony's ex girlfriend, Dominique Maurin is Tonio, the young son of Jo "le Suédois". Janine Darcey is Louise, Jo's wife and the mother of Tonio, and finally the film stars the City of Paris in all its Noirish glory which Dassin, who grew up in Harlem, films in a way that through a sort of universal film noir cinematic fabric equates Paris with New York City. We see American cars featured on the boulevards and underpasses, we see decaying waterfronts, we see the Parisian equivalent of els, we see the fedoras and the neon, it's Noirsville. Noir cities are all sisters under the mink.
|Backroom card game|
|Tony "le Stéphanois"|
|Getting some respect back|
|Jo "le Suédois", Mario, Tony "le Stéphanois"|
Jo has a plan with his pal Mario to do a smash and grab at the Paris equivalent of Tiffany's a Jewlery store called Mapin & Webb. They ask Tony to do the driving, but he's hesitant. Back at Jo's apartment Tony is enjoying the interaction with his adopted family, Jo's wife Louise and son Tonino, who calls him Uncle Tony. Jo receives a phone call with info about the whereabouts of Tonys old squeeze Mado. He tells Tony that she's running girls for a gangster named Grutter at the L'Âge d'Or night-club. Tony's mood instantly changes he leaves to settle accounts
|Mappin & Webb|
Tony walking through Montmartre getting some "juice" back
|L'Âge d'Or night club|
|Mado's reaction when she sees Tony|
|Tony in a pinstripe suit telling Mado's customer to scram|
After beating Mado, Tony, almost rejuvenated, throws her out and calls Jo telling him he's in on the Webb job but they are not doing it half-assed they are going to do it all the way and take the safe. The film next goes into all the elaborate planning that's involved in the heist. Tony's plan requiers a safe cracker and Mario calles the expert César "le Milanais" in Italy. César is a ladies man and before the heist he falls for Viviane the L'Âge d'Or night-club singer .
|Robert Hossein (Remi Grutter) lt. , Marcel Lupovici (Pierre Grutter) rt.|
|Viviane doing her act|
|Phase two the safe|
|The heist goes off without a hitch, and the guys meet up back at Mario's with the bijoux (jewels)|
|The lovely Ida|
|Ida the former show girl (displaying her rack) & Mario|
|César is caught by the Grutters.... and he talks, which results in,,,,.|
|Mario & Ida's throats cut by Remi above and,Tonino getting abducted and held for ransom below.|
|The el and tony|
|Reflections and Composition|
|Tony "le Stéphanois"|