Charlie is a former classical pianist who has changed his name and now plays jazz in a grimy Paris bar. When Charlie's brothers, Richard and Chico, surface and ask for Charlie's help while on the run from gangsters they have scammed, he aids their escape. Soon Charlie and Lena, a waitress at the same bar, face trouble when the gangsters arrive, looking for his brothers.

  1. François Truffaut

    Director, Screenplay

  2. David Goodis


Top Billed Cast

  1. Charles Aznavour

    Charles Aznavour

    Charlie Kohler/Edouard Saroyan

  2. Marie Dubois

    Marie Dubois


  3. Nicole Berger

    Nicole Berger

    Thérèse Saroyan

  4. Michèle Mercier

    Michèle Mercier


  5. Serge Davri

    Serge Davri


Full Cast & Crew

Shoot the Piano Player
Shoot the Piano Player



Original Title Tirez sur le pianiste

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 21, 1960


Original Language French

Runtime 1h 25m

Budget -

Revenue -



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