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Their Last Night (1953)

Leur dernière nuit (original title)
Madeleine arrives in Paris looking for a job as an English teacher. She finds a room in a boarding house where she meets and takes interest in Pierre Ruffin, a quiet librarian, who actually lives a double life.

Director:

Georges Lacombe

Writers:

Jacques Celhay (adaptation), Jacques Constant (short story) (as Constant) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Gabin ... Pierre Fernand Ruffin dit Monsieur Fernand
Madeleine Robinson ... Madeleine Marsan
Michel Barbey ... Dédé - un gangster
Gaby Basset Gaby Basset ... La prostituée
Paul Bonifas ... Le commissaire principal (as Bonifas)
Robert Dalban ... L'inspecteur Dupré
Suzanne Dantès Suzanne Dantès ... Mademoiselle Mercier
Jean-Jacques Delbo Jean-Jacques Delbo ... Antoine Pérez
Arthur Devère ... Le marinier
Luce Fabiole Luce Fabiole ... La directrice du cours Sévigné
Fernand Gilbert Fernand Gilbert ... Le bistro
Camille Guérini Camille Guérini ... Monsieur Malafosse
Jacqueline Marbaux Jacqueline Marbaux ... Madame de Lydia (as Jacqueline Marbot)
Geneviève Morel Geneviève Morel ... La bonne de l'hôtel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Odette Barencey Odette Barencey ... La cuisinière de la pension
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Madeleine arrives in Paris looking for a job as an English teacher. She finds a room in a boarding house where she meets and takes interest in Pierre Ruffin, a quiet librarian, who actually lives a double life.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Good production values but implausible story
5 May 2018 | by bob998See all my reviews

Well, I have now seen all three films Gabin made with Georges Lacombe, and can say that this is the weakest. It's made weak by a story that stretches credulity to breaking point. Someone should have pointed out that the trades of librarian and gangster require completely different skill sets, aptitudes that cannot be imported from one to another. I can believe Gabin as a tough guy--he played one in Touchez pas au grisbi, to name one among many--but never as a mousy librarian. Madeleine Robinson is an actress I never especially warmed to, but she is capable here. This may be avoided.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 October 1953 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Their Last Night See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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