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Gabin, Jean 1904-1976

Works: 637 works in 2,804 publications in 11 languages and 13,716 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Prison films  Musical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Gangster films  Crime films  Anthology films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Author, Narrator, Interviewee, Costume designer, Other, Composer, Creator, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Jean Gabin
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

240 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,724 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
La bête humaine by Jean Renoir( Visual )

171 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,094 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 )

96 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 926 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 )

98 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Besieged by police, a murderer waits in his apartment recalling his past before killing himself at daybreak
Le quai des brumes Port of shadows by Marcel Carné( Visual )

103 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 710 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 )

67 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 623 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
Touchez pas au grisbi Hands off the loot by Jacques Becker( Visual )

74 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having pulled off the heist of a lifetime, Max looks forward to spending his remaining days relaxing with his beautiful young girlfriend. But when Riton, Maxś hapless partner and best friend, lets word of the loot slip to loose-lipped, two-timing Josy, Max is reluctantly drawn back into the underworld. Riton gets kidnapped by a mob boss in the hopes that there will be an exchange for the money, but nothing turns out as anyone has it planned
Le plaisir by Max Ophuls( Visual )

37 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 550 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 )

18 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in French and English and held by 547 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
Les misérables by Jean-Paul Le Chanois( Visual )

33 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 491 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
Les bas-fonds The lower depths by Jean Renoir( Visual )

32 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 484 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
Remorques by Jean Grémillon( Visual )

31 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 185 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 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 143 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
Deux hommes dans la ville by José Giovanni( Visual )

27 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 121 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
Mélodie en sous-sol Any number can win by Henri Verneuil( Visual )

49 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After serving five years in prison, a professional thief decides to do one more big heist to retire in style. Convincing a former cell-mate to join him, they plan to rob the largest casino on the French Riviera
Stage & spectacle three films by Jean Renoir( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 105 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 )

31 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 100 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
Le clan des Siciliens by Henri Verneuil( Visual )

42 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Italian police search for a thief and killer who is assisted by a crime family
La traversée de Paris by Claude Autant-Lara( Visual )

32 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 97 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
Le Chat The cat by Pierre Granier-Deferre( Visual )

62 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A depiction of the last stages of despair of a married couple no longer able either to communicate with one another or to leave for a different life
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Les misérables
Alternative Names
Gaben, Žan, 1904-1976

Gabēns, Žans, 1904-1976

Gabin, Jean

Ioannes Gabin

Jan Gabin

Jan Qaben

Jean Gabin actor y héroe de guerra francés

Jean Gabin aktor francuski

Jean Gabin attore francese

Jean Gabin francouzský herec a zpěvák

Jean Gabin Frans filmacteur

Jean Gabin französischer Schauspieler

Jean Gabin French actor

Jean Gabin Pranses nga aktor

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 Габэн

Монкорже Ж. А. 1904-1976

Ժան Գաբեն

ז'אן גאבן

جان جابين

جان غابين

ژان گابن بازیگر و خواننده فرانسوی

ჟან გაბენი

장 가뱅



Les misérables