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Becker, Jacques 1906-1960

Overview
Works: 171 works in 486 publications in 6 languages and 2,344 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  History  Political platforms  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Adapter, Film editor, Author of dialog, Performer, Dedicatee, Creator, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Jacques Becker, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Jacques Becker
Casque d'or Golden Marie by Jacques Becker ( Visual )
71 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A classic tale of doomed romance. When gangster's moll Marie falls for reformed criminal Manda, their passion incites an underworld rivalry that leads inexorably to treachery and tragedy
Touchez pas au grisbi Hands off the loot by Jacques Becker ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An aging gangster is unwillingly brought out of retirement after one of his associates unwittingly betrays him to a rival
Le trou by Jacques Becker ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in French and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a Paris prison cell, five inmates use every ounce of their tenacity and ingenuity in an elaborate attempt to tunnel to freedom
Jacques Becker by Jean Quéval ( Book )
6 editions published in 1962 in French and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Partie de campagne A day in the country by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On an idyllic picnic, a young girl leaves her family and fiancé for a while, and succumbs to an all-too-brief romance" (cover notes)
La vie est à nous un film réalisé collectivement par une équipe de techniciens, d'artistes et d'ouvriers by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Produit par le Parti Communiste Français en vue de la campagne pour les élections de mai 1936, ce film fut tourné par une équipe de cinéastes et techniciens militants communistes ou sympathisants. C'est à la fois un documentaire, un montage de bandes d'actualités et une suite de sketches (extrait du résumé indiqué sur la jaquette)
Antoine et Antoinette by Jacques Becker ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romantic comedy of working class life in postwar France. Antoine and his beautiful wife Antoinette lead a passionate but querulous life together. She is a flirt and he is a jealous hot head. To make things worse, Antoine loses a winning lottery ticket that looked like the key to a better life
Touchez pas au Grisbi Grisbi ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two gangsters rob a gold shipment and then have to worry about getting turned in by associates
Falbalas by Jacques Becker ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philippe Clarence, a top Paris couturier and a womaniser, seduces his friend's fiancée. The film also takes a clear look at the world of haute couture
Goupi mains rouges by Jacques Becker ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1942 and 2002 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a small French village, a murder and the disappearance of a large sum of money set family members against each other
Le Trou The hole ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of prisoners plan a jailbreak. On the verge of freedom the prisoners discover that one of them has betrayed them in hopes of reducing his sentence
Les Amants de Montparnasse 19 Montparnasse 19 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Docudrama about the life and work of Amedeo Modigliani, the renowned Italian artist and painter
Ali-baba by Jacques Becker ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1954 and 1995 in French and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ali Baba accidentally discovers the magic cave where Abdul and his band of thieves hide their treasure. He takes enough gold to buy a slave girl from his master to be his wife, but sinister plans are being made to spoil his wedding night
Le trou by Jacques Becker ( Book )
8 editions published between 1962 and 1983 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ali Baba et les 40 voleurs by Jacques Becker ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in French and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ali-Baba is sent to the local market to buy a new slave-wife for his master, Cassim. He returns with the beautiful Morgiane, and the lascivious Cassim is more than pleased. Aware of Morgiane's unhappiness, Ali-Baba sets off to buy her a parrot to cheer her up. A hoard of armed bandits suddenly appear and, terrified, Ali-Baba hides in a basket. He is taken to the bandits' secret treasure store - in a cave which opens to the words 'Open Sesame'. When the bandits have gone, Ali-Baba emerges from his hiding place and can scarcely believe what he sees. Enough wealth to make him the richest of men in Arabia...--http://filmsdefrance.com
Rendez-vous de juillet by Jacques Becker ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voilà une sacrée bande de copains: l'un veut faire de l'ethnologie, l'autre du théâtre ou du cinéma, mais tous sont liés par l'amour du jazz. Pris dans un chassé-croisé amoureux, les couples se font et se défend. Et le groupe part en Afrique derrière l'ethnologue
Boudu sauvé des eaux by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Parisian bookseller saves a tramp, Boudu, from suicide in the Seine and, feeling responsible for him, lets him live in his home. Boudu totally disregards proprieties, seduces the wife and maid, and generally plagues the household. Upon accidentally falling into the river again, he rediscovers his liberty and returns to his wanderings
Casque d'Or by Jacques Becker ( Book )
8 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of love, death, friendship and jealousy during the Belle Epoque
Rendez-vous de juillet July rendezvous ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrait of a group of young people who spurn placid bourgeoisie comforts to find true love and maturity through jazz, art, theater, and camaraderie in postwar Paris. Lucien is trying to raise money to make films in Africa. He dreams of hiring his friends to work as his production team. The group's esprit de corps is tested as love affairs complicate loyalties and others find it difficult to join Lucien against their parents wishes
Les amants de Montparnasse by Jacques Becker ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Paris, en 1919, Modigliani, peintre d'origine italienne, végète dans le quartier Montparnasse. Le film raconte la destinée tragique de cet artiste qui, méconnu et incompris, noie son chagrin dans l'alcool et cache sa misère dans une mansarde. Un grand amour semble devoir le racheter un temps et ranimer son génie. Mais le malheureux ne peut survivre à des échecs successifs. Il meurt seul et désespéré. Un odieux marchand s'empresse d'acheter ses oeuvres à vil prix
 
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