WorldCat Identities

Gabin, Jean 1904-1976

Works: 887 works in 2,442 publications in 7 languages and 12,763 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Biography  Interviews  Comedy films  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Narrator, Costume designer, Other, Composer, Interviewee, Editor, Instrumentalist, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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La grande illusion by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
83 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,610 WorldCat member 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
Grand illusion by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
88 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classic anti-war film, French prisoners of war in World War I are determined to escape from their German captor - an officer and gentleman in the Prussian tradition
La bête humaine by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
119 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This French film tells the story of the son of a drunkard who finds his own abstinence from drinking is no escape from self-hate and sadess
Pépé le Moko by Julien Duvivier ( Visual )
77 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pépé le Moko is a gangster from Paris who hides in Algiers' casbah, where he is safe and is able to elude the police's attempts to capture him. But he misses his freedom. When he meets a gorgeous Parisian tourist, Gaby, and they fall in love, Inspector Slimane tries to use her to attract Pépé out of the Casbah in order to catch him
Touchez pas au grisbi Hands off the loot by Jacques Becker ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Having pulled off the heist of a lifetime, Max looks forward to spending his remaining days relaxing with his beautiful young girlfriend. But when Riton, Maxś hapless partner and best friend, lets word of the loot slip to loose-lipped, two-timing Josy, Max is reluctantly drawn back into the underworld. Riton gets kidnapped by a mob boss in the hopes that there will be an exchange for the money, but nothing turns out as anyone has it planned
Les misérables by Jean-Paul Le Chanois ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 483 WorldCat member 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
Le jour se lève Daybreak ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in French and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Besieged by police, a murderer waits in his apartment recalling his past before killing himself at daybreak
Les bas-fonds The lower depths ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in French and held by 469 WorldCat member 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
Le plaisir by Max Ophuls ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adaptation of three ironic short stories by Guy de Maupassant ostensibly linked by a common theme: the paradoxical deceptions of pleasure. The first story, Le Masque, contrasts pleasure and old age in the story of an old man so addicted to dancing that he wears a mask to disguise his age. The second story, Le Modele, opposes pleasure and marriage. A young painter has an affair with his model, which after her attempted suicide ends with their marriage. The third, La Maison Tellier, is virtually a short feature. Pleasure and purity are opposed as the inmates of a city brothel spend a day in the country attending the first communion of the madame's niece
Le quai des brumes Port of shadows ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in French and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A deserter from the French military drifts into a small town, where he falls for a troubled young woman
Le jour se léve by Marcel Carné ( Visual )
60 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member 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
Zouzou ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in French and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A star walks out on her sugardaddy producer for true love, and a talented Cinderella takes her place, saves the show and is hailed as a new sensation opening night
French cancan une comédie musicale ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in French and German and held by 277 WorldCat member 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
French cancan by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A musical comedy about an aging theater impressario with a talent for transforming common working girls into dance hall sensations
Zou Zou by Marc Allégret ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in French and English and held by 222 WorldCat member 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
Remorques by Jean Grémillon ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For Andre and the other members of the crew of the tugboat Cyclone, existence is harshly divided between the danger of the stormy seas and the safety of life at home with their patient women. When Andre meets temptation in the form of the alluring Catherine during a risky rescue, he comes perilously close to betraying his wife of ten years
Moontide ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member 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 )
3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 118 WorldCat member 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
Le quai des brumes by Marcel Carné ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :Déserteur de la coloniale, Jean arrive au Havre et cherche à se cacher avant de pouvoir quitter le pays. Grâce à un sympathique clochard, il trouve refuge dans une baraque du port où il fait la connaissance d'un peintre singulier et de Nelly, une belle jeune fille dont il tombe amoureux. Au moment où il se croit sauvé, un destin tragique va l'emporter, malgré la passion de Nelly et sa nouvelle envie de vivre
Mélodie en sous-sol Any number can win by Henri Verneuil ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After serving five years in prison, a professional thief decides to do one more big heist to retire in style. Convincing a former cell-mate to join him, they plan to rob the largest casino on the French Riviera
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Gaben, Žan, 1904-1976
Gabēns, Žans, 1904-1976
Moncorgé, Alexis 1904-1976
Moncorgé, Jean 1904-1976
Moncorgé, Jean Alexis
Moncorgé, Jean-Alexis 1904-1976
Moncorgé, Jean Gabin Alexis, 1904-1976
Moncourge, Alexis 1904-1976
Габен, Жан, 1904-1976
French (657)
English (44)
German (6)
Spanish (5)
Multiple languages (4)
Italian (3)
Russian (1)