Ventura, Lino 1919-1987
Most widely held works about Lino Ventura
Most widely held works by Lino Ventura
L'armée des ombres Army of shadows ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 775 libraries worldwide
L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the nature of resistance and the price of courage, these heroes can save their own country only by cutting themselves apart from it. Entangled in the political turmoil engulfing France in the wake of May '68--as a result received poorly there--the film was not distributed in the US until 2006.
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in French and held by 307 libraries worldwide
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.
Classe tous risques ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Exiled from France for his exploits, underworld kingpin Abel Davos has been living for nearly a decade in Milan, even acquiring a family. In spite of the death sentence hanging over his head, Davos wants to return with them to France. His old mob cronies have gone bourgeois and affluent, reluctant to help, sending just one young thief, Eric Stark, to his aid. An exploration of the importance of loyalty and honor among thieves, this film shows exactly what it is stand-up guys stand up for. Stark is the only one of the Parisian gangsters who understands the code they have forgotten, and does his best to live by it.
Le deuxième souffle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 270 libraries worldwide
A French criminal, recently escaped from prison and trying to pull off a robbery, finds himself being chased by an inspector.
The Valachi papers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
While in prison Joe Valachi learns that a mob don has put a price on his head. He takes precautions to keep himself safe, but someone attempts to cut his throat. This attack sends Valachi over the edge, tempting him to break the code of silence.
La Bonne année ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Simon develops an intricate plan to meet the lovely lady who operates the antique shop next to Van Cleef & Arpels, the location of his next jewelry heist. The attraction is undeniable, but Simon is a professional and will not let romance get in his way--or will he?
L'aventure, c'est l'aventure ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in French and German and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Five crooks make a career change from bank heists and set their sights on European celebrities in this caper romp.
The three penny opera ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Social satire set in Victorian London in which both government and underworld are portrayed as amoral and polluted by economic and political chaos. Polly Peachum, daughter of the king of the beggars, with the help of Mackie Messer and his gang, opens a bank in the belief that legal thievery is more profitable than larceny. In the end, Polly's father, Mackie, and the corrupt police commissioner become partners in the bank and mainstays of society.
L'armée des ombres ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Philippe Granier escapes from a Gestapo siege in Paris, but is later interrogated on his activities in the French resistance movement. He rejoins his group at Marseille and kills his informer. The Gestapo pursues him. It is Mathilde, a member of the Parisian network, who helps him to again escape and is herself arrested.
The French detective ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in French and held by 31 libraries worldwide
An election campaign is the background for a battle between a cunning police detective determined to do his job and a merciless young politician on his way up.
L'armée des ombres by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in French and held by 29 libraries worldwide
"1942. Gerbier, ingénieur des Ponts et Chaussées, est également l'un des chefs de la Résistance. Dénoncé et capturé, il est incarcéré dans un camp de prisonniers. Alors qu'il prépare son évasion, il est récupéré par la Gestapo...
Les tontons flingueurs ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Fernand Naudin, un ancien truand est appelé par son ami d'enfance "le Mexicain" qui lui confie sa fille Patricia et ses affaires constituées par un tripot, une distillerie clandestine et une maison close, que Raoul et sa bande voudraient s'approprier. Fernand aura tôt fait de mettre bon ordre à tout cela.
L'Armée des ombres Army of shadows ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and held by 24 libraries worldwide
"France, 1942, during the occupation. Philippe Gerbier, a civil engineer, is one of the French Resistance's chiefs. Given away by a traitor, he is interned in a camp. He manages to escape, and joins his network at Marseilles, where he makes the traitor be executed. The film illustrates the French Resistants' everyday life: their solitude, their fears, their relationships, the arrests, and the forwarding and carrying out of orders."--IMDb.com.
A Pain in the a ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
When a hired killer crosses paths with a suicidal shirt salesman, the resulting calamity makes for one of the funniest, most original films you'll ever see.
Le Deuxième souffle by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in French and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Gustave Menda, dit Gu , s'évade de prison pour rejoindre son amie Manouche. Il est impliqué dans un réglement de compte et l'inspecteur Blot retrouve ainsi sa trace. Pour se procurer de l'argent afin de fuir à l'étranger Gu accepte la proposition de Paul Ricci de participer à un hold-up.
La bonne année ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in French and German and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Simon develops an intricate plan to meet the lady who operates the antique shop next to Van Cleef & Arpels, the location of his next jewelry heist, in Cannes. The attraction is undeniable, but Simon is a professional and will not let romance get in his way--or will he?
Llanto por un bandido ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 13 libraries worldwide
An outlaw struggles against an unjust government in 19th century Spain.
Le clan des Siciliens ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 13 libraries worldwide
A thief, having escaped from jail, teams up with an aging Sicilian eager to make one last coup--a heist of some valuable diamonds in Venice.
Garde à vue by Claude Miller ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Un soir de réveillon de nouvel an à Cherbourg, le corps d'une fillette, tuée et violée, a été retrouvé dans les dunes. Une autre fillette a été également tuée et violée, apparemment par la même personne, deux mois avant également dans la région. Linspecteur Antoine Gallien, secondé par son adjoint Belmont, reçoit au commissariat le notaire Martinaud, notable local. Martinaud connaissait bien lune des fillettes, et un certain mystère plane sur sa vie privée. Le huis-clos oppressant et implacable commence...
Les misérables ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in French and German and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.
Biography Calef, Noël,--1907-1968 Collaborationists Comedy films Comedy films Crime Crime films Criminal investigation Criminals Detective and mystery films Drama Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Film noir Foreign films France France--Paris Fugitives from justice Gangster films Gangsters Gay, John,--1685-1732 German Occupation of France (1940-1945) Giovanni, José,--1923-2004 Guerrillas History Homecoming Jewelry theft Juvenile delinquents Kessel, Joseph,--1898-1979 Mafia Man-woman relationships Married people Mistaken identity Moral conditions Motion picture actors and actresses Motion pictures, French Murderers Organized crime Robbery Thrillers (Motion pictures) Underground movements, War United States Valachi, Joseph,--1904-1971 Ventura, Lino,--1919-1987 Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films World War (1939-1945)
Borrini, Angelo, 1919-1987
Borrini, Lino 1919-1987
Ventura, Angelo, 1919-1987
Borrini, Angel fl.1919-1987
Borrini, Angelino Giuseppe Pasquale fl.1919-1987
Multiple languages (14)
No Linguistic content (8)