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Gabin, Jean 1904-1976

Works: 761 works in 3,002 publications in 8 languages and 14,440 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Prison films  Musical films  Crime films  Comedy films  Anthology films  Internet videos  History 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Author, Narrator, Interviewee, Costume designer, Other, Composer, Instrumentalist, Creator, Contributor, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Jean Gabin
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

235 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War I, three captured French pilots have an uneasy relationship with their German commandant
La bête humaine by Jean Renoir( Visual )

145 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,099 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
Pépé le Moko by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

92 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 922 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
Dam e sobh = Day break by Marcel Carné( Visual )

97 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 812 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 by Jean Renoir( Visual )

54 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 718 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 quai des brumes = Port of shadows by Marcel Carné( Visual )

97 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un desertor del ejército francés llega a Le Havre, una ciudad permanentemente envuelta en la niebla, para huir en barco. Allí conocerá a Nelly, una joven de 17 años tiranizada por su tutor y acosada por individuos poco recomendables. Cuando la rescata de esta miserable vida, las cosas se torcerán para él
French cancan : une comédie musicale by Jean Renoir( Visual )

64 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-century Paris comes alive in Jean Renoir's tale of the opening of the Moulin Rouge. Jean Gabin plays 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. Includes a cameo by Edith Piaf
Le plaisir by Max Ophuls( Visual )

42 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 622 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
Zouzou by Marc Allégret( Visual )

20 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in French and English and held by 577 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
Touchez pas au grisbi = Hands off the loot by Jacques Becker( Visual )

68 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 549 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 )

28 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of a small time criminal, Jean Valjean, in 18th century France. Forced to endure poverty, imprisonment, and torture, his life is changed by the kindness of a Bishop. He tries to mend his ways, hounded by the vengeful police inspector Javert, who is determined to put him back behind bars
La Bête Humaine( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Renoir's melodramatic adaptation of Émile Zola's famous novel (whose title translates to "The Beast in Man") is marked by a grim but poetic view of life. Many critics see this movie as a precursor to the film noir genre. The action revolves around a murder that takes place on a train
Remorques by Jean Grémillon( Visual )

29 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 183 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 )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 156 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
Les misérables( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in French and English and held by 133 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
Deux hommes dans la ville by José Giovanni( Visual )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an early release from prison, an ex-safe cracker finds honest work and a new love. But when a vengeful cop begins to stalk him, and his ex-gang tries to lure him back, his determination to go straight is pushed to the breaking point
Le clan des Siciliens by Henri Verneuil( Visual )

33 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them
Stage & spectacle : three films by Jean Renoir( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 109 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
La bandera = The flag by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

30 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having killed a man in Paris, Pierre Gilieth flees to Barcelona where he enlists in the Spanish Legion. Here he meets up with fellow countrymen Mulot and Lucas, and falls in love with a Moroccan girl, Aischa. Unbeknown to Pierre, Lucas is a detective who intends to betray him to the authorities
La traversée de Paris by Claude Autant-Lara( Visual )

30 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serio-comic wartime morality play. Jean Gabin is a scoundrel who agrees to help smuggle an illegal pig across Paris. On the way he must endure both the Nazis and the collaborating French
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Les misérables
Alternative Names
Gaben, Žan, 1904-1976

Gabēns, Žans, 1904-1976

Gabin fils

Gabin, Jean

Ioannes Gabin

Jan Gabin

Jan Qaben

Jean Gabin acteur français

Jean Gabin actor francés

Jean Gabin actor francez

Jean Gabin actor y héroe de guerra francés

Jean Gabin aktor francuski

Jean Gabin attore francese

Jean Gabin francia színész, 1904-76

Jean Gabin francouzský herec a zpěvák

Jean Gabin Frans filmacteur

Jean Gabin französischer Schauspieler

Jean Gabin French actor

Jean Gabin Pranses nga aktor

Jean Gabin ranskalainen näyttelijä

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

Žans Gabēns

Ζαν Γκαμπέν Γάλλος ηθοποιός

Габен Жан

Габен, Жан, 1904-1976

Жан Габен

Жан Габен французький актор

Жан Габэн

Монкорже Ж. А. 1904-1976

Ժան Գաբեն

ז'אן גאבן שחקן צרפתי

جان جابين

جان غابين ممثل فرنسي

ژان گابن بازیگر و خواننده فرانسوی

ჟან გაბენი

장 가뱅



Les misérables