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Simon, Michel 1895-1975

Overview
Works: 372 works in 1,164 publications in 8 languages and 7,388 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Historical films  Biographical films  History  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Short films  War films  Experimental films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Singer, Author, Interviewee, Costume designer, Producer, Other, Translator, Creator, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Michel Simon
La passion de Jeanne D'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( visu )
24 editions published between 1927 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
This silent classic is regarded by many as one of the finest films ever made. The familiar story is related with tremendous power and fluency, utilising techniques well ahead of their time. Joan of Arc is brought to trial before a court of church officials on a charge of heresy. She is sentenced to burn at the stake
Boudu sauvé des eaux by Jean Renoir( visu )
84 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 874 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
L'Atalante by Jean Vigo( visu )
79 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 793 libraries worldwide
A barge captain takes his new wife down river on his barge "Atalante." Eventually a conflict arises between them when the bride becomes bored and craves the excitement of Paris. They become a happy couple once again with the help of an eccentric barge hand
Le quai des brumes Port of shadows by Marcel Carné( visu )
88 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 695 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 )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in French and English and held by 580 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 )
34 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Claude is a Jew. Because of the risks of an arrest (France is occupied by the Nazis), his parents send him to stay with an elderly couple in the country. Pepe, the husband, is a Petain supporter and an anti-semite, but he does not know about Claude's religion. The film is the story of their mutual growing affection
John Frankenheimer's The train ( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 424 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
The Train by John Frankenheimer( visu )
21 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 281 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 )
36 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Michel Simon stars as a writer of crime novels who gets his ideas from his daughter. His uneventful, bourgeois existence is disrupted when his cousin, a vicar, arrives unannounced. The novelist's wife is thrown into a panic because her servants have quit and she must assume the cooking duties. She refuses to entertain the visitor and hides in the kitchen. Simon explains that his wife is visiting friends but the vicar disbelieves the story and spreads the word that the writer has murdered his spouse. Scotland Yard arrives to investigate. (Does not circulate)
Judex ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 142 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 96 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 )
34 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 93 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
Panique by Julien Duvivier( visu )
29 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in French and held by 75 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
L'intégrale DVD Jean Vigo by Jean Vigo( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in French and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Presents four films directed by Jean Vigo and one documentary on the director
French masterworks Russian émigrés in Paris, 1923-1928 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 58 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
Partie de campagne by Jean Renoir( visu )
32 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 55 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
The late Mathias Pascal ( visu )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Flicker Alley is proud to present this edition of The late Mathias Pascal. It is remarkably cast with some of the great actors of that era: Ivan Mosjoukine, (as Mathias Pascal), Michel Simon, Lois Moran, Pierre Batcheff and Marcelle Pradot. The film also boasts famous stylized sets designed by Alberto Cavalcanti and Lazare Meerson, seen here to best advantage in a stunning tinted and toned print restored by the Cinèmatheque Française, and accompanied by a beautiful large-orchestra score composed and conducted by Timothy Brock. Mathias, an eccentric dreamer, is trapped in the undertakings of daily life as he suffers his days in a loveless marriage, a dead end job and tyrannized by his ungrateful mother-in-law. Grief-stricken by the death of his mother and infant daughter, Mathias flees to Monte Carlo, where a run of luck at roulette wins him a fortune. After his death is falsely reported, Mathias leaps at the chance of a second and adventurous life in Rome. Both tragedy and comedy, The late Mathias Pascal explores the struggles and possibilities of a man in search of happiness in L'Herbier's most celebrated film. Critic David Melville wrote The white Russian exile Ivan Mosjoukine was arguably the greatest male star of the silent screen. Imagine an actor who combined the matinée idol looks of John Barrymore with the smoldering sexual magnetism of Valentino, the deft physical comedy of Chaplin with the dark Gothic creepiness of Lon Chaney. It sounds impossible, of course - unless you've seen Mosjoukine in action. This is a co-production of L'Herbier's Cinegraphic company, and Alexandre Kamenka's Films Albatros, the Parisian home of the émigré Russian screen colony and maker of many of the most prestigious films of the decade. L'Herbier at this time was among cinema's leading avant-garde directors, the equal of Fritz Lang, Abel Gance and Erich von Stroheim, and The Late Mathias Pascal is considered one of his best films, full of picturesque tricks, spiritual angles, and dream sequences as it passes from rural chamber-film to burlesque fantasy, with an incursion into expressionist comedy of manners. The Late Mathias Pascal is a film of great distinction and virtuoso style, adapted and directed by Marcel l'Herbier from a novel by Luigi Pirandello. The biggest French fantasy film of the 1920s, this co-production of Cinegraphic and Films Albatros, is considered one of L'Herbier's best films, full of picturesque tricks, spiritual angles, and dream sequences as it passes from rural chamber-film to burlesque fantasy, with an incursion into expressionist comedy of manners
Persuade me ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 45 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
Guide d'Ouro Preto by Manuel Bandeira( Book )
11 editions published in 1948 in French and Portuguese and held by 43 libraries worldwide
La Poison by Sacha Guitry( visu )
17 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Ne supportant plus sa femme, une mégère sale et alcoolique, un homme imagine un stratagème pour s'en débarrasser en toute impunité... Un des grands films de Guitry, noir et caustique à souhait !
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Beroalde.
Beroalde 1895-1975
FRANCOIS JOSEPH SIMON
Michel Simon acteur et chanteur
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 швейцарский и французский актёр кино
میشل سیمون بازیگر سوئیسی
Languages
French (413)
English (41)
German (29)
Spanish (17)
Italian (5)
Portuguese (3)
Multiple languages (2)
Danish (1)
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