The blacklisting and expulsion of Jules Dassin from Hollywood after he was named in the House of Unamerican Activities, meant that the director ended up taking on this adaption of a French crime novel, a turning it into a noir classic that ties French filmmaking with American action, in something quite unique. Rififi was a sensation in 1955, earning Dassin Best Director at Cannes, and earning rave reviews in America which led to Dassin being the first blacklisted director to have a film open in America with his name on it, eventually leading to the end of the blacklist itself. Paul Nadin joins us to helps us prepare for the heist of the century.

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