WorldCat Identities

Gabin, Jean 1904-1976

Works: 861 works in 2,362 publications in 8 languages and 12,783 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Biography  Fiction  Interviews  Film and video adaptations  Musical films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Narrator, Costume designer, Other, Composer, Vocalist, Interviewee, Creator, Editor, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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La grande illusion by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
79 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,320 WorldCat member 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
Grand illusion by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
77 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in French and English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During World War I, three captured French pilots have an uneasy relationship with their German commandant
La bête humaine by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
124 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 908 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 903 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
Le jour se lève Daybreak by Marcel Carné ( Visual )
78 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member 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 by Marcel Carné ( Visual )
60 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A deserter from the French military drifts into a small town, where he falls for a troubled young woman
Touchez pas au grisbi Hands off the loot by Jacques Becker ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An aging gangster is unwillingly brought out of retirement after one of his associates unwittingly betrays him to a rival
Les misérables by Jean-Paul le Chanois ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tale of a small time criminal, Jean Valjean, in 18th century France. Forced to endure poverty, imprisonment, and torture, his life is changed by the kindness of a Bishop. He tries to mend his ways, hounded by the vengeful police inspector Javert, who is determined to put him back behind bars
Les bas-fonds The lower depths ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in French and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan
Le plaisir by Max Ophuls ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 452 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
La grande illusion ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in French and held by 336 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
Zouzou ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 299 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 273 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 )
34 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 244 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 238 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 148 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 128 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 115 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
La traversée de Paris by Claude Autant-Lara ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A serio-comic wartime morality play. Jean Gabin is a scoundrel who agrees to help smuggle an illegal pig across Paris. On the way he must endure both the Nazis and the collaborating French
Deux hommes dans la ville by José Giovanni ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After an early release from prison, an ex-safe cracker finds honest work and a new love. But when a vengeful cop begins to stalk him, and his ex-gang tries to lure him back, his determination to go straight is pushed to the breaking point
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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-Alexis 1904-1976 Wirklicher Name
Moncourge, Alexis 1904-1976
Габен, Жан, 1904-1976
French (647)
English (47)
Spanish (18)
German (17)
Italian (3)
Multiple languages (3)
Japanese (1)
Russian (1)