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Le Désordre et la nuit

Lovers of hot-blooded French noir will love this 1958 B&W drama, which swaps violence for a dangerous sexual relationship between a cop and drug addict suspected of a murder. If this is a ‘lazy’ star vehicle for French superstar Jean Gabin, please bring us more — in his paunchy ‘fifties Monsieur Gabin takes on a beauty half his age, and convinces us that he can keep her.

Le désordre et la nuit

All-Region Blu-ray

Pathé (Fr)

1958 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 93 min. / Street Date April 1 2017, 2017 /

available through Amazon.fr / Eur 14,99

Starring: Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Nadja Tiller, Paul Frankeur,

Hazel Scott, Robert Berri, François Chaumette, Louis Ducreux, Jacky Bamboo and his combo,

Harald Wolff, Roger Hanin.

Cinematography: Louis Page

Film Editor: Jacqueline Sadoul

Original Music: Jean Yatove

Written by Michel Audiard, Gilles Grangier, Jacques Robert from his novel

Produced by Lucien Viard

Directed by Gilles Grangier

Sometime in the 1990s Sherman Torgan
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Remembering Actress Simon Part 2 - Deadly Sex Kitten Romanced Real-Life James Bond 'Inspiration'

Simone Simon in 'La Bête Humaine' 1938: Jean Renoir's film noir (photo: Jean Gabin and Simone Simon in 'La Bête Humaine') (See previous post: "'Cat People' 1942 Actress Simone Simon Remembered.") In the late 1930s, with her Hollywood career stalled while facing competition at 20th Century-Fox from another French import, Annabella (later Tyrone Power's wife), Simone Simon returned to France. Once there, she reestablished herself as an actress to be reckoned with in Jean Renoir's La Bête Humaine. An updated version of Émile Zola's 1890 novel, La Bête Humaine is enveloped in a dark, brooding atmosphere not uncommon in pre-World War II French films. Known for their "poetic realism," examples from that era include Renoir's own The Lower Depths (1936), Julien Duvivier's La Belle Équipe (1936) and Pépé le Moko (1937), and particularly Marcel Carné's Port of Shadows (1938) and Daybreak (1939).[11] This thematic and
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La Ronde, Le Plaisir and Earrings of Madame de...

La Ronde

Director: Max Ophüls

Writer: Louis Ducreux

Cinematographer: Christian Matras

Starring: Anton Walbrook, Simone Simon, Simone Signoret

Studio/Run time: Films Sacha Gordine, 97 mins.

82/100

Le Plaisir

Director: Max Ophüls

Writer: Jacques Natanson

Cinematographer: Christian Matras

Starring: Danielle Darrieux, Jean Gabin, Simone Simon

Studio/Run time: Ccfc, 97 mins.

80/100

Earrings of Madame de.

Director: Max Ophüls

Writers: Marcel Achard, Max Ophuls, Annette Wademant

Cinematographer: Christian Matras

Starring: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica

Studio/Run time: Franco London Films, 105 mins.

84/100

In almost any scene of any of the films made by director Max Ophüls, be it in Berlin (before the ascent of the Nazi party), Paris, Hollywood, and then back in Paris, lie the director’s primary concerns: Men and women, lust, love, theatrical artifice and the illusion of desire. Though a favorite of Stanley Kubrick and perhaps the only peer to Orson Welles with regards to innovative camera shots,
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