Gabin, Jean 1904-1976
Most widely held works about Jean Gabin
Most widely held works by Jean Gabin
La grande illusion ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in French and held by 1,349 libraries worldwide
Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp. An aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French commoner comrades in a daring escape attempt.
Pépé le Moko ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in French and English and held by 709 libraries worldwide
The notorious Pépé le Moko is a wanted man--women long for him, rivals hope to destroy him and the law is breathing down his neck at every turn. On the lam in the Casbah of Algiers, Pépé is safe from the police until a Parisian playgirl compels him to risk his life and leave its confines once and for all.
Grand illusion ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 494 libraries worldwide
Two French Air Corps officers, one an aristocrat, are shot down and captured during World War I. In spite of their different class backgrounds, they are drawn together in escape attempts.
La bête humaine ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in French and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Train engineer Jacques lusts after the wife of his co-worker Robaud. Robaud kills his boss and Jacques witnesses the murder. In order to keep Jacques quiet, Robaud allows Jacques to have an affair with his wife, creating a tragic love triangle.
Le jour se lève Daybreak ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Besieged by police, a murderer waits in his apartment recalling his past before killing himself at daybreak.
Le quai des brumes Port of shadows ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in French and held by 427 libraries worldwide
A deserter from the French military drifts into a small town, where he falls for a troubled young woman.
Les bas-fonds The lower depths ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 414 libraries worldwide
Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and to takes up residence in the slums of Paris. The Baron observes the frustrated romance between Wasska Pepel and Natacha, the thwarted dreams of an actor, and the oppressive cruelties of landlord Kostileff.
Touchez pas au grisbi Hands off the loot ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in French and held by 398 libraries worldwide
An aging gangster is unwillingly brought out of retirement after one of his associates unwittingly betrays him to a rival.
Le plaisir ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in French and English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
An aging man hides behind a mask to meet ladies, a madame takes her girls to a communion, and a painter falls for his model in these stories of life, love, pleasure, and death.
Les misérables ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in English and French and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Jean Gabin stars as the heroic Valjean, an ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor. Javert, the fanatical police inspector, dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean.
Zou Zou ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in French and English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
A star walks out on her sugardaddy producer for true love, and a talented Cinderella (Baker) takes her place, saves the show and is hailed as a new sensation opening night.
La bête humaine ( Visual )
59 editions published between 1938 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Fate drives a man to murder and suicide. A railroad engineer, descended from a family subject to fits of madness, falls in love with a beautiful married woman. Plotting together to kill her husband, circumstances spin out of control, and he finally strangles her instead.
French cancan une comédie musicale ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in French and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Nineteenth-century Paris comes alive in Jean Renoir's tale of the opening of the Moulin Rouge. Jean Gabin plays Danglard, who makes the cancan all the rage while juggling the love of two beautiful women: an Egyptian belly-dancer and a naive working girl-turned-cancan star. Includes a cameo by Edith Piaf.
Zou Zou ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Warner Brothers-style backstage musical, in which a talented laundress takes the place of the lead on opening night and saves the show.
Le jour se lève by Marcel Carné ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 182 libraries worldwide
A worker who has killed a man waits in his apartment recalling a meeting with a young girl and an affair with another woman. The police have waited until dawn to lay seige, but the worker kills himself at daybreak.
La grande illusion ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in French and English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Two French air corps officers, one an aristocrat, are shot down and captured during World War I. In spite of their different class backgrounds, they are drawn together in attempts to escape. The aristocrat sacrifices his own chances in order to aid his companion's escape.
French cancan ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in French and held by 141 libraries worldwide
A musical comedy about an aging theater impressario who is known with a talent for transforming common working girls into dance hall sensations.
Moontide ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Bobo is a free-spirited wanderer who docks in a Pacific seaside town with his buddy Tiny, a sponge who wants to leave. After a night of drunken debauchery, Bobo awakens on a strange barge wearing the cap of a dead man. Afraid he has committed the crime, Bobo prepares to skip town with Tiny but is delayed when he meets Anna, who he rescues from drowning herself in the surf. They fall in love and open a business together selling bait. Jealous and desperate to leave, Tiny attempts to ruin the relationship, and when Anna learns that Tiny has been keeping a dark secret, it's clear only one of them will survive.
Stage & spectacle three films by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Near the end of his long and celebrated career, master filmmaker Jean Renoir indulged his lifelong obsession with life-as-theater and in rapid succession directed The Golden Coach (1953), French Cancan (1955), and Elena and Her Men (1956), three delirious films infatuated with the past, love, and artifice.
Jean Renoir's Grand illusion by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1958 and 1998 in French and held by 81 libraries worldwide
A classic tale of adventure. Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner of war camp during World War I, when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant yet must cooperate with his comrades in a daring escape.
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Moncorgé, Alexis, 1904-1976
Moncorgé, Jean 1904-1976
Moncorgé, Jean Alexis
Moncourge, Alexis 1904-1976
Moncorgé, Jean-Alexis 1904-1976
Multiple languages (16)
No Linguistic content (14)
Miscellaneous languages (6)