WorldCat Identities

Gabin, Jean 1904-1976

Works: 880 works in 2,586 publications in 7 languages and 13,182 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film noir  Anthology films  History  War films  Fiction  Biography  Gangster films  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Author, Narrator, Interviewee, Costume designer, Other, Composer, Instrumentalist, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Jean Gabin
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

78 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic tale of adventure, duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant while cooperating with his comrades in a daring escape
La bête humaine by Jean Renoir( Visual )

124 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 961 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
Grand illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

90 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic anti-war film in which French prisoners of war in 1916 are determined to esape from their German captor -- an officer and gentleman in the Prussian tradition
Pépé le Moko by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

79 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arguably one of the most influential films of all time, Julien Duvivier's masterpiece Pepe le Moko is a triumph of classical French cinema, and the break out role for superstar Jean Gabin. Notorious gangster Pepe le Moko is a criminal mastermind. Having eluded the French authorities and disappeared into the Algerian Casbah, he has escaped capture for over two years thanks to the Casbah's labyrinthine alleys and the love and generosity of its inhabitants. Although the French police have sent in several spies to monitor Pepe's movements, he is untouchable. However, of late the once-welcome shelter of the Casbah has felt increasingly like a prison, and the lure of gay Paris with its wide open streets has become almost unbearable. And when Pepe meets the glamourous Gaby, his homesickness reaches unfathomable heights. The stylistic forerunner to film noir, Pepe le Moko is at once a thrilling, dramatic and aesthetically innovative crime story set in the exotic underworld of 1930s Algiers."--Container
Le jour se lève Daybreak by Marcel Carn( Visual )

79 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Besieged by police, a murderer waits in his apartment recalling his past before killing himself at daybreak
Zouzou by Marc Allgret( Visual )

16 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in French and English and held by 547 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
Le quai des brumes Port of shadows( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in French and held by 505 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 )

45 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 499 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
Le plaisir by Max Ophuls( Visual )

32 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 484 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
Les bas-fonds The lower depths( Visual )

13 editions published between 1936 and 2004 in French and German and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and 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
Les misérables by Jean-Paul Le Chanois( Visual )

25 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 482 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
La grande illusion( Visual )

12 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in French and held by 342 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
French cancan une comédie musicale( Visual )

7 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in French and German and held by 286 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 )

43 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical comedy about an aging theater impressario with a talent for transforming common working girls into dance hall sensations
Remorques by Jean Grmillon( Visual )

22 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 168 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
Le quai des brumes by Marcel Carn( Visual )

50 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deserter encounters a poor girl in a harbour. They fall in love, but he kills his girl-friend's tutor who wanted to rape her. At last he's killed himself by a hooligan and the ship he wanted to go aboard to escape goes away without him. In French with English subtitles
Moontide( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 137 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 119 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. Awash in jubilant technicolor, each film interweaves public display and private feelings, expressed through the talents of three immortal film icons: Anna Magnani, Jean Gabin, and Ingrid Bergman
Mélodie en sous-sol Any number can win by Henri Verneuil( Visual )

34 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 97 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
La traversée de Paris by Claude Autant-Lara( Visual )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in French and Undetermined 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Les misérables
Alternative Names
Gaben, Žan, 1904-1976

Gabēns, Žans, 1904-1976

Ioannes Gabin

Jan Gabin

Jan Qaben

Jean Gabin actor y hroe de guerra francs

Jean Gabin aktor francuski

Jean Gabin attore francese

Jean Gabin francouzsk herec a zpěvk

Jean Gabin Frans filmacteur

Jean Gabin franzsischer Schauspieler

Jean Gabin French actor

Moncorg, Alexis 1904-1976

Moncorg, Jean 1904-1976

Moncorg, Jean Alexis

Moncorg, Jean-Alexis 1904-1976

Moncorg, Jean Gabin Alexis, 1904-1976

Moncourge, Alexis 1904-1976

Žans Gabēns

Ζαν Γκαμπέν Γάλλος ηθοποιός

Габен, Жан, 1904-1976

Жан Габен

Жан Габэн

Ժան Գաբեն

ז'אן גאבן

جان جابين

جان غابين

ژان گابن بازیگر و خواننده فرانسوی

ჟან გაბენი

장 가뱅



Les misérables