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Filmsonor (Firm)

Overview
Works: 37 works in 154 publications in 3 languages and 5,284 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Biography  Comedy films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Filmsonor (Firm)
Les Diaboliques = The devils by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )

24 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in French and English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perverse relationships between two women and the malignant husband of one of them, the headmaster of a shabby provincial school, leads to murder. This is a film that has sometimes been dismissed as little more than a clever but ultimately empty shocker. However, everyday horror, prefiguring Psycho and post-Psycho horror, is methodically observed. The strange undertones seem to push the film beyond the point where the appellation 'suspense thriller' seems entirely adequate. The quirkly sordid psychology does not however crossover into the demonic but remains ambiguously poised on the margins of insanity in a disturbing portrayal of decay
Le salaire de la peur by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )

27 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in French and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves"--Container
A nous la liberté by René Clair( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in French and English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two main characters and jailhouse buds plot an escape but only one makes it to freedom. The two reunite years later by chance and many madcap adventures ensue as the past catches up to them both
Le mystè̀re Picasso = The mystery of Picasso by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )

16 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in French and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the mind and motivations of Pablo Picasso as he creates over fifteen works before the camera. Using a specially designed transparent 'canvas' to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera records. He begins with simple works that take shape after only a single brush stroke. He then progresses to more complex paintings, in which he repeatedly adds and removes elements, transforming the entire scene, until at last the work is complete
Le Million by René Clair( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in French and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lyric opera is set against the bohemian life of two impoverished artists both in love with a ballerina. In Clair's stylized comedy, the artist, Michel, heavily in debt, wins a million florins in the lottery. While Michel tries to evade his creditors, a master criminal Pere La Tulipe, leads a detachment of police into the protagonist's building in a a parallel elusive effort. To add to the mounting disorder, Michel's girlfriend, Beatrice, unwittingly gives la Tulipe Michel's old jacket as a disguise, without realizing that it contains the winning ticket. The madcap search for the ticket ends at the opera with everyone desperately trying to recapture the prize. Clair's experiments with film sound proved influential on later screen musicals.(Does not circulate)
Le trou = The hole by Jacques Becker( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in French and held by 319 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. Four of the inmates have been together for awhile in their cell, when Gaspard, the fifth inmate, is added to the cell. The original four inmates must decide if they want to take him into their confidence or not and whether to continue tunneling or not
Classe tous risques by Claude Sautet( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exiled from France for his exploits, underworld kingpin Abel Davos has been living for nearly a decade in Milan, even acquiring a family. In spite of the death sentence hanging over his head, Davos wants to return with them to France. His old mob cronies have gone bourgeois and affluent, reluctant to help, sending just one young thief, Eric Stark, to his aid. An exploration of the importance of loyalty and honor among thieves, this film shows exactly what it is stand-up guys stand up for. Stark is the only one of the Parisian gangsters who understands the code they have forgotten, and does his best to live by it
The night of the generals by Anatole Litvak( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of a prostitute, who is also a German agent, draws the attention of Major Grau of German Intelligence, who discovers that the evidence points to three top-ranking Nazi generals. After following leads, Grau winds up in Paris and discovers that two of the generals are deeply involved in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Grau's case will go unfinished for twenty years until the true killer is brought to justice
Le Bourgeois gentilhomme by Molière( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lively satire on the pretensions of a rich but silly man to the snobberies of the aristocracy
Stowaway in the sky( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adventurous grandfather (Gille) and his stowaway grandson (Lamorisse) soar into the clouds in an antique, basket-carrying hot-air balloon. The fanciful contraption glides majestically above city streets and the peaceful countryside, while on the ground, a comical mechanic (Baquet) races to keep up in a gray Peugeoet. Sweeping views of southern France and Mont Blanc; a flock of flamingos in flight; a sailing race to the Canary Islands; and a brush with the Eiffel Tower are just a few highlihjts of the extraordinary trip
Don Camillo ; and, The return of Don Camillo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The return of Don Camillo: Don Camillo and Peppone once fought alongside one another, against the Fascists. Now, in their unnamed Po Valley town, priest Don Camillo and local Communist Mayor Peppone fight each other. Because of his bad behavior, Don Camillo is sent to a remote parish in the mountains. Soon, however, all the villagers--Peppone included--realize that the priest is indispensable, and they demand his return. Don Camillo returns to work side by side with Mayor, as a flood wreaks havoc in the village
Don Juan, ou, Si Don Juan était une femme = Don Juan, or, If Don Juan were a woman( Visual )

2 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the "Don Juan" myth, but with a feminine lead
The Brigitte Bardot classic collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night heaven fell: Fresh from a convent in rural Spain, virginal temptress, Ursula, finds herself embroiled in the bizarre Oedipal rituals being carried out by her aunt, uncle, and a local criminal. Due to various circumstances, Ursula and the criminal flee to the hills
Les grandes manœuvres by René Clair( Visual )

5 editions published between 1955 and 1998 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handsome dragoon in a pre-World War I garrison wagers a divorcee will fall for his charms. Despite his reputation as a Don Juan, he falls in love, but who would believe him?
Panique by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two lovers frame a stranger for murder in this study of mob violence in the slums of Paris in the aftermath of World War II
Diabolique by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )

4 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspense classic that influenced the 1960 movie, Psycho, by Alfred Hitchcock. Tells the story of a sadistic headmaster of a Parisian boarding school who is murdered by his wife and mistress, whom he has mistreated. The women dump his body in a swimming pool. When the pool is drained, the body has disappeared. Then come reports of sightings, terrifying his killers
Le petit monde de don Camillo by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in French and Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic-fable of a feuding Communist and a priest, enemies but friends! Don Camillo is the priest for a poor town in northern Italy. He is outraged when a Communist is elected mayor, but the two men become friends
On guard ; Five day lover( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five day lover: Claire, a young mother married to Georges, but also having an affair with bachelor Antoine, who is being kept by her good friend Madeleine, a wealthy fashion designer. But the meetings at Antoine's apartment, five afternoons a week, come to a halt when their partners learn the truth
Porte des Lilas by René Clair( Visual )

2 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Juju [is] a likeable ne'er-do-well who suddenly finds himself the 'guardian' of a murderer named Barbier. When his identity is discovered by the heroine Maria, Barbier wins and betrays the girl. This galvanizes the otherwise easygoing Juju into drastic action."--Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
 
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Languages
French (118)

English (10)

Italian (2)

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Don Juan, ou, Si Don Juan était une femme = Don Juan, or, If Don Juan were a woman