Le Casse

Le Casse (US title: The Burglars) is a 1971 movie directed by French director Henri Verneuil, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Omar Sharif, Dyan Cannon and Robert Hossein. It is based on the 1953 novel by David Goodis and revolves around a team of four burglars chased by a corrupt policeman in Athens. It's a remake of the 1957 film The Burglar with Jayne Mansfield.


In Athens, Azad (Jean-Paul Belmondo), Ralph (Robert Hossein) and 2 other accomplices, Renzi and Helen, steal a suitcase of emeralds from a rich Greek citizen, M.Tasco, when the latter is away on vacation.

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    contentLocation Athens
    director Henri Verneuil
    editor Pierre Gillette
    genre action crime
    keywords arrest break in bury emerald engine trouble police detective
    musicBy Ennio Morricone
    producer Henri Verneuil
    productionCompany Columbia Films
    publisher Columbia Pictures
    recordedAt Greece
    theme chase heist