MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,069 this week

He Who Must Die (1957)
"Celui qui doit mourir" (original title)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 418 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 5 critic

Greece, in the 1920's, is occupied by the Turks. The country is in turmoil with entire villages uprooted. The site of the movie is a Greek village that conducts a passion play each year. ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 24 Oct 2010
 
a list of 516 titles
created 14 Mar 2011
 
a list of 150 titles
created 29 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1864 titles
created 16 Apr 2013
 
a list of 10 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "He Who Must Die" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: He Who Must Die (1957)

He Who Must Die (1957) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of He Who Must Die.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Director Jules Dassin (Night and the City) combines the best of film noir, crime caper and romance in this little gem starring Lucille Ball, John Hodiak and Lloyd Nolan.

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Lucille Ball, John Hodiak, Lloyd Nolan
Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Amid a semi-documentary portrait of New York and its people, Jean Dexter, an attractive blonde model, is murdered in her apartment. Homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran ... See full summary »

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the 1600s, cowardly Sir Simon of Canterville flees a duel and seeks solace in the family castle. His ashamed father seals him in the room where he is hiding and dooms him to life as a ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Dassin, Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien
Brute Force (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard.

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford
Stella (1955)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The story of a young, wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down. Stella is a restless, rebellious Greek woman who plays with men and enjoys her life as much as she can. But ... See full summary »

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis
Stars: Melina Mercouri, Giorgos Foundas, Alekos Alexandrakis
Young Ideas (1943)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Academy Award-winner* Mary Astor (The Maltese Falcon) stars as a widow whose grown children try to break up her romance with a college professor in this charming, offbeat comedy directed by... See full summary »

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Susan Peters, Herbert Marshall, Mary Astor
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country.

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Philip Dorn
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Evie's co-workers at the uniform shirt factory, and her almost-fiancée's inability to kiss, inspire her to slip a letter into a size sixteen-and-a-half shirt for some anonymous soldier. ... See full summary »

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Marsha Hunt, John Carroll, Hume Cronyn
O Hristos xanastavronetai (TV Series 1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Giorgos Foundas, Vasilis Tsaglos, Théodore Katsoulis
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Members of a well-to-do small community become worried when it is revealed that one of their maids is writing a telling exposé.

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Marsha Hunt, Richard Carlson, Marjorie Main
Sorbas (TV Movie 1972)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Otto Anton Eder, Rolf Kutschera, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Yossi Yadin, Luise Ullrich, Dagmar Koller
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Servais ...
Priest Fotis
Carl Möhner ...
Lukas
Grégoire Aslan ...
Agha
...
Patriarcheas (as Gert Froebe)
Teddy Bilis ...
Hadjinikolis
René Lefèvre ...
Yannakos
Lucien Raimbourg ...
Kostandis
...
Katerina / Mary Magdalene
Roger Hanin ...
Panagiotaros
Pierre Vaneck ...
Manolios / Jesus Christ
Dimos Starenios ...
Ladas
Nicole Berger ...
Mariori
Maurice Ronet ...
Michelis
...
Priest Grigoris
Anna Armaou
Edit

Storyline

Greece, in the 1920's, is occupied by the Turks. The country is in turmoil with entire villages uprooted. The site of the movie is a Greek village that conducts a passion play each year. The leading citizens of the town, under the auspices of the Patriarch, choose those that will play the parts in the Passion. A stuttering shepherd is chosen to play Jesus. The town butcher (who wanted to be Jesus) is chosen as Judas. The town prostitute is chosen as Mary Magdalene. The rest of the disciples are also chosen. As the movie unfolds, the Passion Play becomes a reality. A group of villagers, uprooted by the war and impoverished, arrive at the village led by their priest. The wealthier citizens of the town want nothing with these people and manipulate a massacre. In the context of the 1920's each of the characters plays out their biblical role in actuality. Written by Sarvananda Bluestone <sarv@mhv.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

9 September 1957 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

He Who Must Die  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in O tzitzikas & o mermigas: Episode #1.3 (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Jules Dassin's "must see" movie on human attitudes face occupation
10 May 2005 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

"Celui qui doit mourir" (He who must die) is one of many fine films directed by Jules Dassin, who was born in 1911. At the advanced age of 93, Dassin would merit a special live tribute since he had to suffer blacklisting and was still able to direct in exile such masterpieces as "Rififi", "Never on Sunday", "Topkapi" and "He who must die". This last movie takes place in a village in Greece, occupied by the Turks, showing the different attitudes adopted by the people face to the occupant. There is a big contrast between two priests: the rigid Grigoris (interpreted by Fernand Ledoux) and the compassionate Photis (Jean Sevais, also in "Rififi"). This was also Melina Mercouri's first collaboration with her future husband, playing a proud but very human prostitute. Among the actors, mostly French, one can not avoid mentioning the late Maurice Ronet, René Lefèvre, Roger Hanin and Pierre Vaneck, whose Manolios is probably the most important character. Also Gert Fröbe, Carl Möhner and Gregoire Aslan have astounding performances. This movie probably a bit forgotten merits a release in DVD since I do not believe it is available at present in this format. It deserves the maximum qualification (10) and let us be hopeful that Dassin who was born in the US but had to emigrate to Europe will receive a recognition for such a brilliant career.


24 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD available Deadwood_Doug
Celui qui doit mourir (He, who must die) jimzaroulis
location hasank
NETFLIX!!!!! MudFlapp
Discuss He Who Must Die (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?