Tag: Jules Dassin

Episode 26: Rififi

RififiIn this week’s episode, we thoroughly enjoy Jules Dassin’s heist masterpiece, Rififi!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because spoilers abound! This film comes and goes on Hulu Plus, but it is part of the Criterion Collection, so it is easily available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Join us on June 21st for our episode about Samuel Fuller’s great little crime drama named Pickup on South Street!

Rififi (1955)
Rififi poster Rating: 8.2/10 (22,995 votes)
Director: Jules Dassin
Writer: Auguste Le Breton (novel), Jules Dassin (adaptation), René Wheeler (collaboration), Auguste Le Breton (collaboration), Auguste Le Breton (dialogue)
Stars: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Janine Darcey
Runtime: 118 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Released: 05 Jun 1956
Plot: Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes...

Episode 19: Night and the City

Night and the CityThis week, we watch Jules Dassin’s London-based masterpiece, Night and the City!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because it’s excellent, and we spoil the ending. This film is currently available on DVD, and there is also currently a copy on YouTube with Greek subtitles.

Join us on March 7th for our episode on Gun Crazy!

Night and the City (1950)
Night and the City poster Rating: 8.0/10 (10,550 votes)
Director: Jules Dassin
Writer: Jo Eisinger (screenplay), Gerald Kersh (novel)
Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe
Runtime: 96 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery, Sport, Thriller
Released: 27 Nov 1950
Plot: A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.