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Simon, Michel 1895-1975

Works: 373 works in 1,332 publications in 8 languages and 8,333 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Biographical films  Historical films  Short films  Film adaptations  History  War films  Crime films  Romance films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Singer, Interviewee, Producer, Costume designer, Translator, Other, Dedicatee, Creator, Recipient
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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La passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( visu )
20 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,100 libraries worldwide
The trial and execution of Joan of Arc, based on actual court records, but compressed into a single day
Boudu sauvé des eaux by Jean Renoir( visu )
91 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 939 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
Le quai des brumes = Port of shadows by Marcel Carné( visu )
83 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 689 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
The complete Jean Vigo by Jean Vigo( visu )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in French and English and held by 538 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 vieil homme et l'enfant = The two of us = The old man and the boy by Claude Berri( visu )
21 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 444 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
John Frankenheimer's The train ( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 398 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
Partie de campagne = A day in the country by Jean Renoir( visu )
43 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 360 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
John Frankenheimer's The train by Chris L Demarest( visu )
21 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 339 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
Drôle de drame by Marcel Carné( visu )
38 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 205 libraries worldwide
A group of Victorian Englishmen get so enmeshed in lies and disguises, murders and supposed murders, intrigues and romances, that Scotland Yard and the participants themselves are confused
La poison by Sacha Guitry( visu )
29 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 181 libraries worldwide
"The writer, actor, and director Sacha Guitry emerged from the theater to become one of France's best-known and most inventive filmmakers, and La poison marked his first major collaboration with another titan of the screen, the incomparably expressive Michel Simon. With Guitry's witty dialogue and fleet pacing, this black comedy is the quintessential depiction of a marriage gone sour: after thirty years together, a village gardener (Simon) and his wife (Germaine Reuver) find themselves contemplating how to do away with each other, with the former even planning how he'll negotiate his eventual prison trial. Inspired by Guitry's own post-World War II tangle with the law--a wrongful charge of collaborationism--La poison is a blithely caustic broadside against the French legal system and a society all too eager to capitalize on the misfortunes of others"--Container
Judex by Georges Franju( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 145 libraries worldwide
"One of cinema's first 'superheroes, ' the mysterious Judex is torn between an oath of justice against the wealthy banker Favraux, who had earlier wronged his family, and his secret love of Favraux's daughter, Jacqueline. This framework is the basis of a series of extraordinary and engaging incidents involving Judex's brother, the evil Diana Monti and her accomplices, the detective Cocatin, and the charming Licorice Kid."--Container
Persuade me ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Eleven films designed to influence, including a vintage promotional film of a French-dubbed Laurel & Hardy, theatrical advertisements featuring Michel Simon and Jacques Tati, a 1938 George Pal puppet animation, three WW-II era musical shorts, two political campaign films, and the National Film registry selection Master Hands, a paean to the 1936 Chevrolet automobile
Beauty of the devil ( visu )
4 editions published in 2013 in French and English and held by 105 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 )
31 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 84 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
Ruy by Michel Simon( Book )
18 editions published in 1949 in 3 languages and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Panique by Julien Duvivier( visu )
32 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in French and Undetermined and held by 76 libraries worldwide
A psychological thriller about murder at a French carnival
Blanche by Walerian Borowczyk( visu )
16 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in French and Spanish and held by 72 libraries worldwide
An elderly noble baron and his much younger bride welcome a visiting King and his handsome page, Bartolomeo to their castle, which sets in motion accusations of disloyalty and marital infidelity, turning what should be a fairytale into a nightmare
French Masterworks: Russian emigres In Paris (1923-1928) ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 62 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
Michel Simon by Jacques Fansten( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in French and Undetermined and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Jean Renoir, le patron = Jean Renoir, the boss by Jacques Rivette( visu )
4 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Neither biography nor traditional documentary, this film is actually an after-lunch discussion between Jean Renoir and the French actor Michel Simon. The two old friends talk about their collaboration on various films and reminisce about the past. In the course of the conversation, Renoir discusses his approach to filmmaking, and how he prefers improvisational acting, open air shooting, and stories which stress the changeable nature of morality. The film also contains numerous clips from the movies the two men made together
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Alternative Names
Michel Simon acteur et chanteur
Michel Simon actor suizo
Michel Simon attore svizzero
Michel Simon Schwäizer Schauspiller
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 швейцарский и французский актёр кино
ميشيل سيمون ممثل سويسري
میشل سیمون بازیگر سوئیسی
French (411)
English (43)
German (14)
Spanish (7)
Portuguese (3)
Danish (1)
Italian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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