The Air of Paris

The Air of Paris (French: L'air de Paris) is a 1954 French-Italian drama film directed by Marcel Carné and starring Jean Gabin, Arletty and Roland Lesaffre.[1] Gabin won the Volpi Cup at the 1954 Venice International Film Festival.[2]

The Air of Paris
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Directed byMarcel Carné
Screenplay byMarcel Carné
Jacques Sigurd
Based onLa Choute
by Jacques Viot
Produced byCino Del Duca
Robert Dorfmann
StarringJean Gabin
Roland Lesaffre
CinematographyRoger Hubert
Edited byHenri Rust
Music byMaurice Thiriet
Del Duca Films
Galatea Film
Distributed byLes Films Corona
Release date
  • 15 August 1954 (1954-08-15) (France)
Running time
110 minutes

It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris with sets designed by the art director Paul Bertrand.


An aging former boxer who now runs a training gym with his wife is on the prowl to find a young talent and take him to the top. He is in the process of doing so, but his wife wants him to retire. The young boxer's indecisiveness and weakness for women make him a difficult training prospect.



  1. ^ Turk p.441
  2. ^ "Coppa Volpi for best actors since 1935". Venice Film Festival. Retrieved 2011-08-24.


  • Edward Baron Turk. Child of Paradise: Marcel Carné and the Golden Age of French Cinema. Harvard University Press, 1989.

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