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Golden Helmet

Casque D'Or

Golden Helmet

Review score: * * * * *

cast: Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Claude Dauphin, Raymond Bussiere, William Sabatier

year: 1952

colour: no

certificate: PG

director: Jacques Becker

runtime: 97

Drama The loves affairs of the Belle Casque d'Or who was very famous during the Belle Epoque Period.
A gang headed by Leca (Claude Dauphin) that hangs out around the Paris quarter of Belleville goes with their girlfriends to a dance hall in Joinville along the banks of the Marne. Marie, a prostitute called the Casque d'Or (Golden Helmet) because of her sparkling hair, is angry at her boyfriend of the moment, a handsome hood named Roland. Along comes Raymond accompanied by his childhood friend Manda, a gang member who has gone straight and is working as a carpenter.
There is love at first sight between the beautiful Marie and the carpenter. A dangerously destructive passion, against the backdrop of rivalries and jealousy within the gang, unites the two lovers.

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