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Elevator to the Gallows (1958) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Louis Malle and produced by Jean Thuillier.

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Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

By Beatrice on Aug 8, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l’?chafaud) Directed by Louis Malle Written by Roger Nimier and Louis Malle from a novel by No?l Calef 1958/France Nouvelle Editions de Films Repeat viewing/Netflix rental In his first film, Louis Malle gets film noir just right. Simon Carala is a wea... Read full article


Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 31, 2016 From 4 Star Films

“This affair like a Racine tragedy will be over in 24 hours” Elevator to the Gallows was the debut of Louis Malle, a man who found success in both his native France and the United States. In truth, it’s an easy bit of?delectable icy noir to enjoy, because it goes down quite effortl... Read full article


Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 31, 2016 From 4 Star Films

“This affair like a Racine tragedy will be over in 24 hours” Elevator to the Gallows was the debut of Louis Malle, a man who found success in both his native France and the United States. In truth, it’s an easy bit of?delectable icy noir to enjoy, because it goes down quite effortl... Read full article


Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

By Angela on Jun 22, 2011 From Hollywood Revue

Julien Tavernier (Maurice Ronet) and Florence Carala (Jeanne Moreau) are in the middle of a sordid affair.? The only thing standing in the way of them being together is Simon Carala, Florence’s husband and Julien’s boss.? As is the case in so many movies, they hatch a scheme to kill the ... Read full article


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Julien Tavernier: How many billions did the Indochina War bring you? And now Algeria, how much?


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Louis Malle shot his lead actress Jeanne Moreau in close-up and natural light and often without make-up. Moreau, an icon of French film, had never been seen like this before, to the extent that lab technicians, reportedly appalled at how unflatteringly she was photographed, refused to process the film. Once they were persuaded to, however, it soon began clear that Malle had captured every nuance of Moreau's performance.
Miles Davis recorded the music with a quartet of French musicians in a few hours (from 11pm to 5am one night), improvising each number and sipping champagne with Jeanne Moreau and Louis Malle.
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