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Simon, Michel 1895-1975

Works: 418 works in 991 publications in 4 languages and 5,720 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Singer, Interviewee, Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Costume designer, Producer, Other, Recipient, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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L'Atalante by Jean Vigo( Visual )
67 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the lives of people who dwell in barges that move up and down the Seine in France. A young captain takes his bride to live on theboat he navigates through the canals. Bored with the monotony of river-bound life, the young woman escapes to Paris to find adventure, but is soon disullusioned and returns to her husband. Filmed under severe conditions, this was to be the last film of director Jean Vigo, who died from tuberculosis soon after its completion.(Circulates)
Boudu sauvé des eaux by Jean Renoir( Visual )
25 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A well-off bookseller rescues a tramp from a suicidal plunge into the Seine and his family dedicates itself to reforming him. He shows his gratitude by shaking the household to its foundations, challenging the hidebound principles of his hosts
The complete Jean Vigo by Jean Vigo( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in French and English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The four films are respectively a satirical documentary about the town of Nice, an experimental documentary about a famous swimmer, an anarchic tale of student rebellion and a romantic comedy about a young couple living aboard a ship
Le quai des brumes Port of shadows ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in French and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A deserter from the French military drifts into a small town, where he falls for a troubled young woman
Le vieil homme et l'enfant The two of us = The old man and the boy ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Director Claude Berri's introduction on the title screens reads "This film is a true story but seen through the imagination a child particularly sensitive to the tragic events which surrounded him in occupied France. The warm affection of this family of good people who took him in nevertheless leaves him with a certain poetic nostalgia for this time and a deep gratitude toward them." This film is his re-telling and re-creation of the life of a small Jewish boy from in Nazi-occupied Paris, sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation. Forced to hide his identity, eight-year-old Claude bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa, who improbably becomes his friend and confidant
John Frankenheimer's The train ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In August 1944 the Allied army is closing in on Paris. German commander and art fanatic Colonel Von Waldheim steals a vast collection of rare French paintings and loads them onto a train bound for Berlin. When a beloved French patriot is murdered while trying to sabotage Von Waldheim's scheme, Labiche, a stalwart member of the Resistance, vows to stop the train at any cost
The Train by John Frankenheimer( Visual )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
WWII thriller about a French railway inspector whose low-key resistance efforts become vitally urgent when the Nazis try to steal a trainload of France's most treasured paintings, and it's up to him to stop the train
Boudu sauvé des eaux Boudu saved from drowning ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1932 and 2008 in French and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A scruffy tramp is not grateful for being rescued from suicide and plagues the family that takes him in
Drôle de drame by Marcel Carné( Visual )
26 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A quiet botanist is the secret author of a popular crime novel. His peaceful existence is threatened when a crazed fan vows to kill the author of "The model crime." The convoluted plot involves a group of Victorian Englishmen who get so enmeshed in lies and disguises, murders and supposed murders, intrigues and romances, that Scotland Yard and the participants themselves are confused
Judex by Louis Feuillade( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The exploits of a masked crime fighter named Judex
Le quai des brumes by Marcel Carné( Visual )
45 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :Déserteur de la coloniale, Jean arrive au Havre et cherche à se cacher avant de pouvoir quitter le pays. Grâce à un sympathique clochard, il trouve refuge dans une baraque du port où il fait la connaissance d'un peintre singulier et de Nelly, une belle jeune fille dont il tombe amoureux. Au moment où il se croit sauvé, un destin tragique va l'emporter, malgré la passion de Nelly et sa nouvelle envie de vivre
Beauty of the devil ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An imaginative retelling of the Faust legend. Approaching the end of his life, a prominent professor makes a bargain with the Devil that will gain him youth, fame and riches in exchange for his soul
La Beauté du diable by René Clair( Visual )
25 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clair's rendition of the Faust legend. Mephistopheles approaches Faust with an offer for his soul, and is willing to give him a foretaste of what will come once the deal is complete: eternal youth, a beautiful gypsy girl and the power to make gold. But in the end Mephistopheles is the loser as love proves to be everlasting
L'intégrale DVD Jean Vigo by Jean Vigo( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DVD1 also contains: Essai d'un 1er montage de "A propos de Nice" ; "Marc Perrone en concert : enregistré les 10 et 17 octobre 2001 au Théâtre des déchargeurs" ; "Nice, à propos de Jean Vigo" : extrait de Regards étrangers sur la France (9 min) / Manoel de Oliveira ; produit en 1984 ; Actualités Gaumont autour de Jean Taris (6 min) ; "Autour de zéro de conduite" ; "Jean Vigo par Jacques Rozier" (1 h 35 min) / Jacques Rozier ; photo René Mathelin, Jean Limousin ; montage Jean Lopez ; musique Maurice Jaubert ; produit en 1964 par l'ORTF (Cinéma, de notre temps). DVD2 also contains: "L'histoire d'un film : de L'Atalante à L'Atalante" (9 min) / Pierre Philippe ; produit par Gaumont en 1991 ; "Les voyages de l'Atalante : versions, rushes et coupes" (38 min) / Bernard Eisenschitz ; "Truffaut, Langlois, Iosseliani et l'Atalante" : "Entretien avec François Truffaut" (18 min) / Eric Rohmer ; produit en 1968 par le CNDP. "Parlons cinéma : les anticours de Henri Langlois" (13 min) / Henri Fischbach ; produit en 1976. "Otar Iosseliani parle de l'Atalante" : entretien réalisé en octobre 2001 (19 min) ; Documents : Galerie d'affiches. Galerie de photos
Panique by Julien Duvivier( Visual )
21 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychological thriller about murder at a French carnival
French masterworks Russian émigrés in Paris, 1923-1928 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of five French silent films restored by the Cinemathèque française, originally released by Films Albatros between 1923 and 1928, with new music scores by Timothy Brock, Robert Israel, Neil Brand, Antonio Coppola and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
Le quai des brumes Misty wharf ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A deserter encounters a poor girl in a harbour. They fall in love, but he kills his girl-friend's tutor who wanted to rape her. At last he's killed himself by a hooligan and the ship he wanted to go aboard to escape goes away without him. In French with English subtitles
La Poison by Sacha Guitry( Visual )
16 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Braconnier has a hellish marriage with his wife, a nagging alcohollic. Each is looking for a way to put down the other. Paul ends up going to a famous lawyer, who inadvertently teaches him how to accomplish the crime. When he returns home he murders his wife, gives himself up, and hires the lawyer to defend him
La Chienne by Jean Renoir( Visual )
24 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renoir's first sound film is a tragicomic account of a romantic triangle that leads to murder. Michel Simon stars as Maurice Legrand, a mild-mannered cashier, hen-pecked husband and amateur painter. After rescuing a prostitute from a beating by her pimp, Legrand sets her up as his mistress. To satisfy Dédé, her pimp, Lulu demands more and more money from Legrand and even sells his paintings as her own, posing as an American artist, Clara Wood. Obsessed by Lulu, Maurice will do anything to win her love. Dissolving his marriage, Legrand arrives at Lulu's apartment only to find her in the arms of Dédé. This story was re-made by Fritz Lang in 1945 as Scarlett Street
Fabiola by Alessandro Blasetti( Visual )
12 editions published between 1949 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman aristocracy plots massive Christian massacre before Constantine reaches Rome
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Alternative Names
Beroalde 1895-1975
Simon, François 1895-1975
Simon, François Joseph.
Simon, François Joseph, 1895-1975
Simon, Michel
Simon, Michel, 1895-1925
French (303)
English (24)
German (6)
Italian (2)