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Simon, Michel 1895-1975

Works: 124 works in 642 publications in 5 languages and 6,274 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Film noir  War films  Crime films  Action and adventure films  Silent films  Pictorial works 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Singer, Costume designer, Other, Author, Producer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Michel Simon
Publications by Michel Simon
Publications by Michel Simon, published posthumously.
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The passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Th. Dreyer La passion de Jeanne D'Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( visu )
6 editions published between 1927 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 libraries worldwide
The script was based on original transcripts of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc, period detail was carefully researched, unusually solid sets were constructed and a monumental performance given by Falconetti as Jeanne. However, it is the films formal rigour which places it in the forefront of experimental film art
L'Atalante by Jean Vigo( visu )
67 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 797 libraries worldwide
A study of the lives of people who dwell in barges that move up and down the Seine in France. A young captain takes his bride to live on theboat he navigates through the canals. Bored with the monotony of river-bound life, the young woman escapes to Paris to find adventure, but is soon disullusioned and returns to her husband. Filmed under severe conditions, this was to be the last film of director Jean Vigo, who died from tuberculosis soon after its completion.(Circulates)
Boudu sauvé des eaux by Jean Renoir( visu )
55 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 794 libraries worldwide
A well-off bookseller rescues a tramp from a suicidal plunge into the Seine and his family dedicates itself to reforming him. He shows his gratitude by shaking the household to its foundations, challenging the hidebound principles of his hosts
The complete Jean Vigo by Jean Vigo( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in French and English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
The four films are respectively a satirical documentary about the town of Nice, an experimental documentary about a famous swimmer, an anarchic tale of student rebellion and a romantic comedy about a young couple living aboard a ship
Le quai des brumes Port of shadows ( visu )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in French and held by 502 libraries worldwide
A deserter from the French military drifts into a small town, where he falls for a troubled young woman
John Frankenheimer's The train ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
In August 1944 the Allied army is closing in on Paris. German commander and art fanatic Colonel Von Waldheim steals a vast collection of rare French paintings and loads them onto a train bound for Berlin. When a beloved French patriot is murdered while trying to sabotage Von Waldheim's scheme, Labiche, a stalwart member of the Resistance, vows to stop the train at any cost
Le vieil homme et l'enfant The two of us = The old man and the boy ( visu )
3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Director Claude Berri's introduction on the title screens reads "This film is a true story but seen through the imagination a child particularly sensitive to the tragic events which surrounded him in occupied France. The warm affection of this family of good people who took him in nevertheless leaves him with a certain poetic nostalgia for this time and a deep gratitude toward them." This film is his re-telling and re-creation of the life of a small Jewish boy from in Nazi-occupied Paris, sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation. Forced to hide his identity, eight-year-old Claude bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa, who improbably becomes his friend and confidant
The Train by John Frankenheimer( visu )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 213 libraries worldwide
WWII thriller about a French railway inspector whose low-key resistance efforts become vitally urgent when the Nazis try to steal a trainload of France's most treasured paintings, and it's up to him to stop the train
Drôle de drame by Marcel Carné( visu )
25 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 171 libraries worldwide
A quiet botanist is the secret author of a popular crime novel. His peaceful existence is threatened when a crazed fan vows to kill the author of "The model crime." The convoluted plot involves a group of Victorian Englishmen who get so enmeshed in lies and disguises, murders and supposed murders, intrigues and romances, that Scotland Yard and the participants themselves are confused
Le quai des brumes by Marcel Carné( visu )
48 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 145 libraries worldwide
A deserter encounters a poor girl in a harbour. They fall in love, but he kills his girl-friend's tutor who wanted to rape her. At last he's killed himself by a hooligan and the ship he wanted to go aboard to escape goes away without him. In French with English subtitles
Judex ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 131 libraries worldwide
The exploits of a masked crime fighter named Judex
Beauty of the devil ( visu )
3 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 90 libraries worldwide
An imaginative retelling of the Faust legend. Approaching the end of his life, a prominent professor makes a bargain with the Devil that will gain him youth, fame and riches in exchange for his soul
La Beauté du diable by René Clair( visu )
28 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Clair's rendition of the Faust legend. Mephistopheles approaches Faust with an offer for his soul, and is willing to give him a foretaste of what will come once the deal is complete: eternal youth, a beautiful gypsy girl and the power to make gold. But in the end Mephistopheles is the loser as love proves to be everlasting
French masterworks Russian émigrés in Paris, 1923-1928 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 48 libraries worldwide
A collection of five French silent films restored by the Cinemathèque française, originally released by Films Albatros between 1923 and 1928, with new music scores by Timothy Brock, Robert Israel, Neil Brand, Antonio Coppola and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
Panique by Julien Duvivier( visu )
19 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in French and held by 46 libraries worldwide
A psychological thriller about murder at a French carnival
Boudu saved from drowning ( visu )
18 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Michel Simon gives one of the most memorable performances in screen history as Boudu, a Parisian tramp who takes a suicidal plunge into the Seine and is rescued by a well-to-do bookseller, Edouard Lestingois (Charles Granval). The Lestingois family decides to take in the irrepressible bum, and he shows his gratitude by shaking the household to its foundations. With Boudu saved from drowning, legendary director Jean Renoir takes advantage of a host of Parisian locations and the anarchic charms of his lead actor to create an effervescent satire of the bourgeoisie
La Poison by Sacha Guitry( visu )
16 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Paul Braconnier has a hellish marriage with his wife, a nagging alcoholic. Each is looking for a way to put down the other. Paul ends up going to a famous lawyer, who inadvertently teaches him how to accomplish the crime. When he returns home he murders his wife, gives himself up, and hires the lawyer to defend him
La Chienne by Jean Renoir( visu )
24 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Renoir's first sound film is a tragicomic account of a romantic triangle that leads to murder. Michel Simon stars as Maurice Legrand, a mild-mannered cashier, hen-pecked husband and amateur painter. After rescuing a prostitute from a beating by her pimp, Legrand sets her up as his mistress. To satisfy Dédé, her pimp, Lulu demands more and more money from Legrand and even sells his paintings as her own, posing as an American artist, Clara Wood. Obsessed by Lulu, Maurice will do anything to win her love. Dissolving his marriage, Legrand arrives at Lulu's apartment only to find her in the arms of Dédé. This story was re-made by Fritz Lang in 1945 as Scarlett Street
Fabiola by Alessandro Blasetti( visu )
12 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Roman aristocracy plots massive Christian massacre before Constantine reaches Rome
Le vieil homme et l'enfant by Claude Berri( visu )
12 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Paris sous l'Occupation. Claude, enfant juif, commet un vol et est envoyé à Grenoble pour échapper à la Gestapo. Hébergé par un vieux couple, l'arrivée de cet enfant va transformer l'existence de Pépé. Ancien Polu et pétainiste, le vieil homme ignore tout des origines de Claude et le prend sous son aile
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Beroalde 1895-1975
Michel Simon attore svizzero
Michel Simon schweizerischer Schauspieler
Michel Simon schweizisk skådespelare
Michel Simon schweizisk skuespiller
Michel Simon sveitsisk skodespelar
Michel Simon sveitsisk skuespiller
Michel Simon Swiss actor
Michel Simon Zwitsers acteur
Simon, François 1895-1975
Simon, François Joseph.
Simon, François Joseph, 1895-1975
Simon, Michel
Simon, Michel, 1895-1925
Мішель Симон
Симон, Мишель
میشل سیمون بازیگر سوئیسی
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German (10)
Italian (3)
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