Viewed nearly six decades after release, "Rififi" retains all its gritty realism and tense, claustrophobic atmosphere. The famous heist sequence, done completely in silence, is riveting, and Jean Servais's lead performance as the crime's originator conveys a sad, twisted nobility. The jarring conclusion of this small masterpiece is particularly memorable. Location shooting in Paris adds pungent Gallic flavoring. A must-see from American noir director Jules Dassin, who'd resettled in Paris due to the Hollywood blacklist. Judging from this ageless noir classic, the French were lucky to get him!