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Blood to the Head (1956)

83 min | Drama

François Cardinaud is one of the richest shipowners in the region. But this success arouses resentment and jealousy. When Marthe, his wife, leaves the home without warning, Cardinaud sees her life cracking little by little.
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Writers
Georges Simenon (novel "Le Fils Cardinaud") | Michel Audiard (adaptation) (dialogue) | Gilles Grangier (adaptation)
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Updated Aug 10, 1956

Release date
Aug 10, 1956 (France)

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37 cast members
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Jean Gabin
François Cardinaud François Cardinaud   See fewer
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Paul Frankeur
Drouin Drouin   See fewer
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Claude Sylvain
Raymonde Babin Raymonde Babin   See fewer
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Georgette Anys
Titine Babin Titine Babin   See fewer
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José Quaglio
Mimile Babin Mimile Babin   See fewer
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Paul Faivre
Monsieur Cardinaud - père Monsieur Cardinaud - père   See fewer
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Léonce Corne
Charles Mandine Charles Mandine   See fewer
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Florelle
Sidonie Vauquier Sidonie Vauquier   See fewer
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Paul Azaïs
Alphonse, le patron des 'Charentes' Alphonse, le patron des 'Charentes'   See fewer
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Rivers Cadet
Le patron du Robinson (as Rivers-Cadet) Le patron du Robinson (as Rivers-Cadet)   See fewer
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Paul Oettly
Vauquier Vauquier   See fewer
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Yolande Laffon
Isabelle Mandine Isabelle Mandine   See fewer
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Julienne Paroli
Madame Cardinaud - mère (as Jeanne Paroli) Madame Cardinaud - mère (as Jeanne Paroli)   See fewer
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Gabriel Gobin
Arthur Cardinaud Arthur Cardinaud   See fewer
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Marcel Pérès
Thévenot, un marinier (as Marcel Péres) Thévenot, un marinier (as Marcel Péres)   See fewer
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Rudy Palmer
Vittorio Vittorio   See fewer
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Hugues Wanner
L'expert L'expert   See fewer
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Joël Schmitt
Le patron du 'Grand Café' Le patron du 'Grand Café'   See fewer
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Jean-Louis Bras
Jean Cardinaud (as Le petit Jean-Louis Bras) Jean Cardinaud (as Le petit Jean-Louis Bras)   See fewer
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Monique Mélinand
Marthe Cardinaud Marthe Cardinaud   See fewer
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Henri Crémieux
Hubert Mandine Hubert Mandine   See fewer
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Renée Faure
Mademoiselle (as Renée Faure Sociétaire de la Comédie Française) Mademoiselle (as Renée Faure Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)   See fewer
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France Asselin
Mauricette Cardinaud (uncredited) Mauricette Cardinaud (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruno Balp
Pionsard, un cafetier (uncredited) Pionsard, un cafetier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marthe Barbara-Val
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Bouillaud
Le chef de gare (uncredited) Le chef de gare (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacques Deray
Alfred, un conducteur de car (uncredited) Alfred, un conducteur de car (uncredited)   See fewer
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Émile Genevois
Le garçon de course (uncredited) Le garçon de course (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucienne Gray
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mlle L. Gros
La femme de chambre (uncredited) La femme de chambre (uncredited)   See fewer
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René Hell
Le chauffeur des Cardinaud (uncredited) Le chauffeur des Cardinaud (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacques Marin
L'agent de police (uncredited) L'agent de police (uncredited)   See fewer
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Albert Michel
Duleux, le chef de gare (uncredited) Duleux, le chef de gare (uncredited)   See fewer
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Georges Montant
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marcel Roche
Le mandataire en huîtres de Marennes (uncredited) Le mandataire en huîtres de Marennes (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mme Vernaux
Mauricette Cardinaud (uncredited) Mauricette Cardinaud (uncredited)   See fewer
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Zeimet
Julien (uncredited) Julien (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 175 votes