#454: Rififi

riz2sxhtglln6nwrpojctn4nrhg#454 – Rififi, (Du rififi chez les hommes), 1955, Jules Dassin

Out of prison after a five-year stretch, jewel thief Tony turns down a quick job his friend Jo offers him, until he discovers that his old girlfriend Mado has become the lover of local gangster Pierre Grutter during Tony’s absence. Expanding a minor smash-and-grab into a full-scale jewel heist, Tony and his crew appear to get away clean, but their actions after the job is completed threaten the lives of everyone involved.

#983: Night and the City

94swplbsbspidzlxti5exdtbmxy#983 – Night and the City, 1950, Jules Dassin

Londoner Harry Fabian is a second-rate con man looking for an angle. After years of putting up with Harry’s schemes, his girlfriend, Mary, becomes fed up when he taps her for yet another loan. His latest ploy, promoting an aging Greek wrestler, goes awry when the wrestler dies and everyone points the finger at Harry. Hiding out in a riverfront barge, Harry sees his grand ambitions spiral into a nightmare of fear and desperation as the underworld closes in.