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Gabin, Jean 1904-1976

Overview
Works: 928 works in 2,541 publications in 8 languages and 12,977 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Author, Narrator, Costume designer, Other, Composer, Interviewee, Instrumentalist, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Jean Gabin
 
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La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )
76 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this classic tale of adventure, duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant while cooperating with his comrades in a daring escape
Grand illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )
89 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in French and English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classic anti-war film, French prisoners of war in World War I are determined to escape from their German captor - an officer and gentleman in the Prussian tradition
Pépé le Moko by Julien Duvivier( Visual )
79 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Arguably one of the most influential films of all time, Julien Duvivier's masterpiece Pepe le Moko is a triumph of classical French cinema, and the break out role for superstar Jean Gabin. Notorious gangster Pepe le Moko is a criminal mastermind. Having eluded the French authorities and disappeared into the Algerian Casbah, he has escaped capture for over two years thanks to the Casbah's labyrinthine alleys and the love and generosity of its inhabitants. Although the French police have sent in several spies to monitor Pepe's movements, he is untouchable. However, of late the once-welcome shelter of the Casbah has felt increasingly like a prison, and the lure of gay Paris with its wide open streets has become almost unbearable. And when Pepe meets the glamourous Gaby, his homesickness reaches unfathomable heights. The stylistic forerunner to film noir, Pepe le Moko is at once a thrilling, dramatic and aesthetically innovative crime story set in the exotic underworld of 1930s Algiers."--Container
La bête humaine by Jean Renoir( Visual )
110 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This French film tells the story of the son of a drunkard who finds his own abstinence from drinking is no escape from self-hate and sadess
Touchez pas au grisbi Hands off the loot by Jacques Becker( Visual )
46 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An aging gangster is unwillingly brought out of retirement after one of his associates unwittingly betrays him to a rival
Les misérables by Jean-Paul Le Chanois( Visual )
23 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jean Gabin stars as the heroic Valjean, an ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor. Javert, the fanatical police inspector, dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean
Le jour se lève Daybreak ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in French and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Besieged by police, a murderer waits in his apartment recalling his past before killing himself at daybreak
Les bas-fonds The lower depths ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in French and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan
Le plaisir by Max Ophuls( Visual )
32 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adaptation of three ironic short stories by Guy de Maupassant ostensibly linked by a common theme: the paradoxical deceptions of pleasure. The first story, Le Masque, contrasts pleasure and old age in the story of an old man so addicted to dancing that he wears a mask to disguise his age. The second story, Le Modele, opposes pleasure and marriage. A young painter has an affair with his model, which after her attempted suicide ends with their marriage. The third, La Maison Tellier, is virtually a short feature. Pleasure and purity are opposed as the inmates of a city brothel spend a day in the country attending the first communion of the madame's niece
Le quai des brumes Port of shadows ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in French and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A deserter from the French military drifts into a small town, where he falls for a troubled young woman
La grande illusion ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in French and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp. An aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French commoner comrades in a daring escape attempt
Le jour se léve by Marcel Carné( Visual )
61 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A worker who has killed a man waits in his apartment recalling a meeting with a young girl and an affair with another woman. The police have waited until dawn to lay seige, but the worker kills himself at daybreak
Zouzou ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in French and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A star walks out on her sugardaddy producer for true love, and a talented Cinderella takes her place, saves the show and is hailed as a new sensation opening night
French cancan une comédie musicale ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in French and German and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nineteenth-century Paris comes vibrantly alive in Jean Renoir's exhilarating tale of the opening of the world-renowned Moulin Rouge. Jean Gabin plays the wily impresario Danglard, who makes the cancan all the rage while juggling the love of two beautiful women--an Egyptian belly-dancer and a naive working girl turned cancan star. This celebration of life, art and the City of Light (with a cameo by Edith Piaf) is a Technicolor tour de force by a master of modern cinema
French cancan by Jean Renoir( Visual )
36 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A musical comedy about an aging theater impressario with a talent for transforming common working girls into dance hall sensations
Zou Zou by Marc Allégret( Visual )
13 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in French and English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warner Brothers style backstage musical, in which a talented laundress takes the place of the lead on opening night and saves the show
Remorques by Jean Grémillon( Visual )
21 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For Andre and the other members of the crew of the tugboat Cyclone, existence is harshly divided between the danger of the stormy seas and the safety of life at home with their patient women. When Andre meets temptation in the form of the alluring Catherine during a risky rescue, he comes perilously close to betraying his wife of ten years
Moontide ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bobo is a free-spirited wanderer who docks in a Pacific seaside town with his buddy Tiny, a sponge who wants to leave. After a night of drunken debauchery, Bobo awakens on a strange barge wearing the cap of a dead man. Afraid he has committed the crime, Bobo prepares to skip town with Tiny but is delayed when he meets Anna, who he rescues from drowning herself in the surf. They fall in love and open a business together selling bait. Jealous and desperate to leave, Tiny attempts to ruin the relationship, and when Anna learns that Tiny has been keeping a dark secret, it's clear only one of them will survive
Stage & spectacle three films by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Near the end of his long and celebrated career, master filmmaker Jean Renoir indulged his lifelong obsession with life-as-theater and in rapid succession directed The Golden Coach (1953), French Cancan (1955), and Elena and Her Men (1956), three delirious films infatuated with the past, love, and artifice
Le quai des brumes by Marcel Carné( Visual )
48 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 112 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Gaben, Žan, 1904-1976
Gabēns, Žans, 1904-1976
Moncorgé, Alexis 1904-1976
Moncorgé, Jean 1904-1976
Moncorgé, Jean Alexis
Moncorgé, Jean-Alexis 1904-1976
Moncorgé, Jean Gabin Alexis, 1904-1976
Moncourge, Alexis 1904-1976
Габен, Жан, 1904-1976
Languages
French (637)
English (45)
German (8)
Spanish (5)
Italian (3)
Multiple languages (3)
Japanese (2)
Russian (1)
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