WorldCat Identities

Speva films s.a.

Overview
Works: 25 works in 54 publications in 3 languages and 1,249 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Erotic films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  War films  Submarine films  Horror films  Mad scientist films  Crime films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Producer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Speva films s.a.
Le journal d'une femme de chambre by Octave Mirbeau( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in French and English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chambermaid with Paris flair gets a job at a country estate. The family she works for and the other staff members are a strange sort and she must learn the ways of country living and neighbor rivalry. After a child is murdered near the estate, she begins to have her suspicions as to whom may be responsible
Casque d'or by Jacques Becker( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in French and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an open-air dance hall, the members of Leca's gang are relaxing with their ladies. One of the ladies, Marie, meets Manda, who is a carpenter by trade. Marie's man Roland is a jealous sort and does not like the idea of Marie and Manda becoming friendly, and Leca himself has his eye on Marie. What follows is a story of love, death, friendship and jealousy during the Belle Epoque
Les maudits by René Clément( Visual )

6 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in French and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, during the last days of the war, a submarine flees Oslo for South America with a group of Nazis and sympathizers onboard. A young French doctor is also taken aboard to care for a wounded passenger. Soon intrigues develop, hatreds spring up, and then mutiny erupts on the submarine
Le diabolique Docteur Z( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irma Zimmer, the daughter of a visionary scientist, has developed a morbid system of mind control. After the slightly mad doctor's death, Irma carries on her father's work, and uses a telepathically-controlled exotic dancer with poisoned fingernails as an instrument of revenge upon three doctors who mocked Dr. Z's theories
Le journal d'une femme de chambre by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Engagée comme femme de chambre chez les Monteil, Célestine observe les petits travers de chacun : la fringale sexuelle de Monsieur, le refoulement aigri de Madame, le fétichisme raffiné du beau-père, M. Rabour ... Deux événements viennent soudain bouleverser la torpeur provinciale : la mort subite de M. Rabour et celle de la petite Claire, violée et assassinée dans les bois. Célestine soupçonne Joseph, le jardinier, qu'ellle sait de nature violente et sadique."--Boîtier
Journey to Italy by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

3 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in English and German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sophisticated but strained couple takes a holiday in Italy on family business. While he remains bored and sarcastic, she explores this new world of ancient ruins, natural landscapes and temperamentally different people. They come to the brink of breakup before being momentarily reconciled
Le Journal d'une femme de chambre The diary of a chambermaid( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chambermaid with Paris flair gets a job at a country estate. The family she works for and the other staff members are a strange sort and she must learn the ways of country living. After a child is murdered near the estate, she begins to have her suspicions as to who may be responsible
Le diabolique docteur Z by Jesús Franco( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of a mad scientist uses mind control on a cabaret dancer, and uses her to kill her father's enemies. Her weapon of choice is poison-tipped fingernails
The damned = Les maudits (DVD)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the closing days of WWII, a group of Nazis and sympathizers flee for South America aboard a submarine, but their escape is ultimately doomed
Lady Paname by Henri Jeanson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Paris during the 1920's, Caprice, a young singer, reaches the peak of her career faster than anticipated under the nickname Lady Panama. But she has to struggle with her muddled feelings for a young composer and the outrage of censorship
Galia by Georges Lautner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galia, an independent young woman, saves Nicole from committing suicide by jumping into the Seine--the latter could no longer put up with her husband Greg's infidelities. Galia shelters her and proposes that they monitor Greg's reaction to her absence. Galia arranges to meet him. At first infuriated by Greg's indifference, Galia ends up falling in love with him and quickly becomes his mistress
3 films by the director Luis Bunuel Belle de Jour ; The diary of a chambermaid ; The milkyway( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary of a chambermaid by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

2 editions published between 1964 and 2001 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new maid is employed in a French provincial estate in the 1930s and enters a world of scandal and perversion at a time when fascism was on the rise in France
Fleur d'oseille( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mobster, hunted after a hold-up, is shot down by the police. His mistress, Catherine, who has just given birth, goes to live in a home for unwed mothers. She is visited there by the police, her friend's accomplices, and by a rival gang, all searching for the loot. Catherine says she knows nothing, but, meanwhile, she tells another resident that the stash of cash exists. Feeling menaced, the two women leave with their babies, hunting for the millions
Le Journal d'une femme de chambre by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Célestine, femme de chambre, est l'objet de la convoitise de tous les hommes qui gravitent autour d'elle ... Cette adaptation réussit à capter l'essence des êtres, bourgeois et domestiques
A kiss for a killer( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Betty Farnwell, a rich widow living in Nice, decides to marry Philippe, a good-looking but self-interested man. No sooner has he got married than he meets bewitching young Eve, Betty's niece, and falls for her. Eve becomes his lover but the trouble is that she happens to be as calculating as he is. As a result she plans to marry a rich young man as Philippe is bound by the ties of marriage. Philippe can't stand such a prospect and decides, with the complicity of the young woman, to murder Betty."--IMDB website
Scheherazade( Visual )

1 edition published in 1963 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La part de l'ombre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A famous violinist gives his daughter three rings that he has kept in memory of the three great passions of his life and makes him promise to give them only to men whom she will really love. The young woman will hand over the three rings to the same man she meets three times in her life and who does not deserve such fidelity
Katia by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

1 edition published in 1959 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Le tsar Alexandre II a beaucoup d'affection pour sa femme malheureusement de santé très délicate. Au cours de la visite d'un pensionnat, il fait la rencontre d'une jeune fille. Celui-ci, séduit par sa beauté et son impertinence, débute une relation controversée qui n'empêchera pas leur amour de se partager avec passion
Une manche et la belle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Betty Farnwell, a rich widow living in Nice, decides to marry Philippe, a good-looking but self-interested man. No sooner has he got married than he meets bewitching young Eve, Betty's niece, and falls for her. Eve becomes his lover but the trouble is that she happens to be as calculating as he is. As a result she plans to marry a rich young man as Philippe is bound by the ties of marriage. Philippe can't stand such a prospect and decides, with the complicity of the young woman, to murder Betty."--IMDB website
 
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French (44)

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