Razzia sur la chnouf (Razzia). 1955. France. Directed by Henri Decoin. Screenplay by Henri Decoin, Maurice Griffe, based on the novel by Auguste Le Breton. With Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio, Lino Ventura. 105 min.
One of the definitive policiers of the 1950s, adapted from his own novel by Auguste Le Breton (Rififi) and directed with nocturnal grace by Henri Decoin. Jean Gabin is the veteran gangster who returns from a sabbatical in the States with some new ideas for re-establishing his drug-peddling operations in Paris.