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Title Elevator to the gallows = [(Blu-ray) videorecording] : Ascenseur pour l'échafaud / Lux Compagnie Cinématographique présente un film de Louis Malle ; adaptation de Roger Nimier et Louis Malle ; dialogue de Roger Nimier ; une production Nouvelles Éditions de Films ; producteur délégué, Jean Thuillier.

Edition Blu-ray special edition.
Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Blu-ray Fiction  F ELEVAT    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (23 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm)
digital optical mono LPCM rda
widescreen (1.66:1)
video file Blu-Ray region A rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Series The Criterion collection ; 335
Criterion collection ; 335.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1958.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1958.
Wide screen (1.66:1).
Based on the novel by Noël Calaf.
Wide screen (1.66:1 aspect ratio).
Special features: 1975 interview with Louis Malle filmed by Canadian television during the production of his film Black moon; interview from 2005 with Jeanne Moreau; Malle and Moreau at Cannes (1993 conversation with journalist Michel Feld, filmed for the French television program Le cercle de minuit); 1957 interview of actor Maurice Ronet by François Chalais for the television program Reflets de Cannes; footage of Miles Davis and Malle from the soundtrack recording session; program from 2005 about the score; Malle's student film Crazeologie; trailers; booket featuring an essay by Terrence Rafferty, and inteview with Malle and a tribute by film producer Vincent Malle.
System Details Blu-ray; region A; 16:9 widescreen presentation; requires Blu-ray player.
Language In French with optional subtitles in English.
Cast Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin, Jean Wall, Elga Andersen, Sylviane Aisenstein, Micheline Bona, Gisèle Grandpré, Jacqueline Staup, Marcel Cuvelier, Gérard Darrieu, Charles Denner, Hubert Deschamps, Jacques Hilling, Marcel Journet, François Joux, Ivan Petrovich, Félix Marten, Lino Ventura.
Credits Cinematography, Henri Decae ; editing, Léonide Azar ; original music, Miles Davis.
Summary Julien is a former paratrooper, who now works for millionaire arms dealer Simon Carala. He is in love with Florence, Carala's wife. They plan to murder him and make it look like a suicide, but Julien forgets a rather important detail. Leaving the engine of his sports car running, he races up to the office to retrieve it, but fate intervenes, and Julien misses his rendezvous with Florence. She spends the night wandering the Parisian streets alone. Meanwhile brash teenager Louis and his girlfriend Veronique decide to "borrow" the car, which launches a disastrous stream of coincidence with sinister consequences.
Audience Rating: Not rated.
Subject Murder -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Adultery -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Murderers -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Juvenile delinquents -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Mistaken identity -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Paris (France) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Film noir.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Blu-ray discs.
Added Author Malle, Louis, 1932-1995, film director, screenwriter.
Nimier, Roger, 1925-1962, screenwriter.
Thuillier, Jean, film producer.
Moreau, Jeanne, 1928-2017, actor.
Ronet, Maurice, 1927-1983, actor.
Poujouly, Georges, 1940-2000, actor.
Petrovich, Iván, 1894-1962, actor.
Bertin, Yori, actor.
Marten, Félix, actor.
Wall, Jean, 1899 or 1900-1959, actor.
Ventura, Lino, 1919-1987, actor.
Davis, Miles, composer (expression)
Decae, Henri, director of photography.
Azar, Léonide, 1900- editor of moving image work.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Calef, Noël, 1907-1968. Ascenseur pour l'échafaud.
Lux Compagnie cinématographique de France, presenter.
Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Motion picture)
Crazeologie (Motion picture)
Note French title: Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
Title on container: Louis Malle's Elevator to the gallows
Also known as: Frantic
ISBN 9781681433974
Standard No. 715515209717
Music No. CC2847BD The Criterion Collection
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