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Desailly, Jean

Overview
Works: 375 works in 618 publications in 3 languages and 1,851 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Singer, Director, Interviewer, Costume designer, Other, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Jean Desailly
Publications by Jean Desailly
Publications by Jean Desailly, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Jean Desailly
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
24 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in French and German and held by 459 libraries worldwide
As the title screens explain, in gangster slang, 'doulos' means 'hat.' In the slang shared by criminal and police, 'doulos' also designates the person who wears it: the informer. Through shadowy back streets on the edge of Paris, an ingenious cat and mouse game is played as two underworld characters, seemingly working against each other, find themselves in a deadly entanglement of their own making but infinitely larger than both of them. Faugel, a thief recently released from prison, and Silien, Faugel's best friend and all-around suspicious character, are up against shady nightclub owner Nuttheccio, and the police's Capt. Clain, ruthless as any criminal. The hapless gangsters know two things: their sense of honor is the only thing they can take with them to the grave, and that date with the grave is coming all too soon. By Jean-Pierre Melville, French poet of crime cinema, full of shadows, night, trench coats, guns, tough guys, cigarettes, slinky dames, cocktail bars, crooked cops, betrayal, and loot
La peau douce Soft skin by François Truffaut( visu )
39 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 330 libraries worldwide
A successful publisher who often travels on business has his first extramarital affair
Un flic Dirty money by Alain Delon( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Paris police Commissaire Edouard Coleman discovers that his nightclub-owner friend, Simon, also leads a group of bank robbers. When he's tipped off that the same robbers are planning a drug heist, Edouard means to defeat his two-faced friend. Meanwhile, Edouard has engaged in some doube-crossing himself. He shares the same woman, Cathy, with the man he calls his friend
La symphonie pastorale Pastoral symphony ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 125 libraries worldwide
A well-meaning Swiss pastor takes a blind orphan into his home in a mountain village. As she grows into a beautiful woman, his passion for her destroys the happiness of his wife and son
Un flic by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in French and held by 90 libraries worldwide
"Involves the efforts of a detective (Delon) to catch a team responsible for a lethal bank robbery, to foil a drug smuggling operation, and hold on to his mistress (Deneuve), whom he shares with a nightclub owner (Crenna), his friend and a prime suspect in the robbery"--Wikipedia
The professional ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 55 libraries worldwide
French secret agent Joss Baumont has been assigned the treacherous task of killing an African president. However, due to a series of drastic political changes, the mission is negated. The tables turned on Baumont when the person responsible for assigning him the task turned him in to the African authorities. Sentenced to long-term imprisonment, Baumont makes a daring escape with the intent of fulfilling the Secret Service's murderous request as a reprisal and setting up a thrilling showdown
Le professionnel by Georges Lautner( visu )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 42 libraries worldwide
A story about a French secret service agent who is sent to assasinate an African dictator. When the political winds change, he is double-crossed by his own government. His scheme having been found out, he is sent to prison, but escapes and seeks revenge by organising a coup d'et́at
Les grandes manœuvres by René Clair( visu )
13 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in French and Undetermined and held by 17 libraries worldwide
1914, un lieutenant parie qu'il deviendra avant le départ en grandes manoeuvres l'amant d'une femme que le hasard choisira... Chef-d'oeuvre de la maturité d'un cinéaste... Incontournable
La Peau douce Soft skin ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in French and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Adultery with the proper stranger -- Truffaut explores every nuance in this story of a complacent intellectual smitten by a beautiful stewardess
La symphonie pastorale by Jean Delannoy( visu )
8 editions published between 1946 and 1993 in French and Undetermined and held by 16 libraries worldwide
A well-meaning Swiss pastor takes a blind orphan into his home in a mountain village. As she grows into a beautiful woman, his passion for her destroys the happiness of his wife and son
Le silence des mimes blancs by Daniel Dobbels( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Occupe-toi d'Amélie ! by Claude Autant-Lara( visu )
5 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in French and held by 14 libraries worldwide
The beautiful Amélie is supported by Etienne. Their friend Marcel won't be able to touch his uncle's inheritance until he gets married, so a fake wedding is arranged between Marcel and Amélie. But the fake wedding turns out to be real
Avec André Gide by Marc Allégret( visu )
5 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in French and held by 14 libraries worldwide
"Plus qu'un documentaire, c'est presque un film de famille que réalisa le cinéaste Marc Allégret à la mort d'André Gide, en 1952. D'une complicité de plus de 30 ans, il livre les images intimes : Gide et ses photos d'enfant, Gide jeune homme, Gide et ses petits enfants. En filigrane se dessine l'écrivain, mais c'est l'esprit André Gide et sa présence que Marc Allégret tente de transmettre dans ce film avant tout
Cher menteur by Didier Fontan( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Videorecording of a theatrical performance of Cher menteur, by American playwright Jerome Kilty. The play is based on the longtime correspondence between British playwright Goerge Bernard Shaw and British actress Mrs. Patrick Campbell
Courts métrages de Jacques Demy L'univers de Jacques Demy by Jacques Demy( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Les trois valses opérette en 3 actes by Oscar Straus( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
l akt: musik: Johann Strauss, f. 1804 ; 2. akt: musik: Johann Strauss, f. 1825 ; 3. akt: musik: Oscar Straus
Le théâtre d'Etienne Decroux La grammaire d'Etienne Decroux by Gilbert Comte( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
En deux parties et cinq tableaux ("Le Matin", "L'Usine", "La Statue", "L'Esprit malin", "Les Arbres"), Etienne Decroux et sa companie nous livrent les significations, les fondements et les secrets de fabrication de l'art du mime
L'avare by Molière( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Harpagon, a rich miser, has a daughter, Elise, whom he wishes to marry to another old man, Anselme, because the latter is willing to take her without a dowry. He himself proposes to marry a young lady, Mariane, hoping to get a dowry with her. But his son Cleante already loves Mariane. Valere, a young man in love with Elise, takes service with Harpagon in the guise of a steward, hoping to further his suit. Cleante, determined to win Mariane from his father, obtains possession of a box containing part of Harpagon's treasure, and the old miser is distraught by its loss. Suspicion is thrown on Valere, who, by an amusing misunderstanding, thinks that he is being charged with designs on Elise, admits his guilt, and pleads the allurement of her 'beaux yeux' ('Les beaux yeux de ma cassette!' exclaims Harpagon). Finally the matter is cleared up. Harpagon surrenders his daughter to Valere, who is discovered to be the lost son of Anselme, and, in consideration of the return of his treasure, consents to his son's marriage with Mariane. But in his last words he stipulates that he is to be put to no expense. In this ... comedy, [the author] showed how avarice not only kills all sense of dignity and paternal affection in the miser himself, but also provokes disrespect and revolt in his children. -The Oxford companion to French Literature
La vie parisienne [a music hall hit since 1866!] by Jacques Offenbach( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Baritone solo in French
Mémoires de guerre du Général de Gaulle ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"Dans les trois tomes de ses mémoires, rédigés en 1954, L'appel (1940-1942), L'unité (1942-1944) et Le salut (1944-1946), Charles de Gaulle fait le récit de ces années de guerre au cours desquelles, depuis le refus de l'Armistice en 1940 jusqu'à la participation de la France Libre aux dernières victoires en Allemagne, il forgea le personnage historique et héroïque que l'on connaît. À travers l'admirable lecture de Jean Desailly. un choix exceptionnel d'images d'archives du Monde en guerre et des extraits de certaines des interventions radiophoniques les plus fameuses. l'adaptation de Pierre Cardinal donne corps à ce récit historique qui nous plonge dans les arcanes de la seconde guerre mondiale."--Container
 
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Desailly, Jean 1920-2008
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French (121)
English (3)
German (1)
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