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The Gates of Paris (1957)
"Porte des Lilas" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  14 January 1958 (USA)
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An old bum becomes infatuated with a pretty young girl who gets entangled with a young gangster.

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Complete credited cast:
Pierre Brasseur ...
Juju
Georges Brassens ...
L'Artiste
Henri Vidal ...
Pierre Barbier
Dany Carrel ...
Maria
Raymond Bussières ...
Alphonse
Gabrielle Fontan ...
Madame Sabatier
Amédée ...
Paulo - un habitué du café
Annette Poivre ...
Nénette
Alain Bouvette ...
Le copain de Paulo
Alice Tissot ...
La concierge
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Juju, a drunken oaf who feels the need of being important to someone---anyone---and his friend, an artist, are forced at gunpoint to care for a fugitive, Peirre Barbier, in Juju's broken-down home. The urge for being needed is such in Juju that he gives up drinking and takes care of Pierre, even after he learns that Pierre has been making love to Maria, the girl Juju loves. Plans are made for Pierre's escape, and Maria is to join him over her father's protests. Marua steals money from her father and begs Juju to take it to Pierre. When Juju finds that Pierre plans to double-cross Maria, he kills him. Juju takes the money to his artist-friend, he tells him to return it to Maria, as coming from Pierre, so she won't think she has been betrayed. Juju returns to drinking and being a drunk. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A personal favorite for almost fifty years
15 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the time of the movie's American release (as Gates of Paris), I had just discovered the songs of Georges Brassens, and I went to see it strictly because he was in it. The original novel was written by a close friend of his, and L'Artiste, the taciturn, solitary bard he plays, seems to have been based very much on Brassens himself. The film turned out to be a delightful, warmhearted work, holding up remarkably well on repeated viewings, and Brassens makes an excellent deadpan foil for the great Pierre Brasseur. And the songs he wrote for the film remain among the best of his classic repertoire. It's a hard movie to find these days, but I recommend it highly.


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