Jacques Becker lovingly evokes the Belle epoque Parisian demimonde in this classic tale of doomed romance. When gangster's moll Marie (Simone Signoret) falls for reformed criminal Manda (Serge Reggiani), their passion incites an underworld rivalry that leads inexorably to treachery and tragedy. With poignant, nuanced performances and sensuous black-and-white photography, Casque d'or (Golden Marie) is Becker at the height of his cinematic powers-a romantic masterpiece.
Audio commentary by film scholar Peter Cowie
1995 video interview with actor Serge Reggiani
1963 interview with actress Simone Signoret from the French television program Cinepanorama
Excerpt from an episode of the French television series Cineastes de notre temps, dedicated to Jacques Becker
Rare, silent behind-the-scenes footage of Becker on the set, with commentary by film scholar Philip Kemp