Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They always talk about their past glory or failures. One day Raphael Saint-Clair comes; he has been a famous actor and had a lot of ... See full summary »
André Chatelin is a restaurant owner in Les Halles in Paris. One morning, a girl named Catherine asks to see him. She happens to be the daughter of his estranged wife, Gabrielle, that André... See full summary »
Charles (Jean Gabin), a sixtyish career criminal fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability. He enlists a former cellmate, Francis (Alain Delon)... See full summary »
Leur Dernière Nuit is a rather good surprise in french film noir. Jean Gabin has a double life (like he did in Le Miroir in 1947 with a stunning end) : he is a respected librarian and a gangster.
He helps a young woman to find some work and she helps him back when he is in danger. Madeleine Robinson plays this woman and she's very touching.
Not a masterpiece but some scenes are very interesting (for lovers of old France like me). The director George Lacombe does some very fine job, and the next year, he directs La Lumière D'En Face with a very erotic and perverse Brigitte Bardot before Et Dieu Créa La Femme.
Leur Dernière Nuit prefigures Gabin's specialty in playing gangsters. Enjoy.
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