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Simon, Michel 1895-1975

Overview
Works: 415 works in 1,372 publications in 7 languages and 8,462 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Silent films  Historical films  History  Film adaptations  Comedy films  War films  Crime films  Film noir 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Singer, Interviewee, Producer, Costume designer, Other, Translator, Recipient, Creator, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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La passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the life of Joan of Arc centering on her trial and execution
Boudu sauvé des eaux by Jean Renoir( Visual )

87 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

80 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member 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)
The complete Jean Vigo by Jean Vigo( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

À propos de Nice: What starts off as a conventional travelogue turnes into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice and its wealthy inhabitants
Le quai des brumes = Port of shadows( Visual )

10 editions published in 2004 in French and English and held by 457 WorldCat member 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
Le vieil homme et l'enfant = The two of us = The old man and the boy by Claude Berri( Visual )

19 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member 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
John Frankenheimer's The train by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

23 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member 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
La chienne( Visual )

12 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cashier Maurice Legrand is married to Adele, a terror. By chance, he meets Lucienne, known as Lulu on the street, and makes her his mistress. He thinks he finally met love, but Lulu is nothing but a streetwalker, in love with Dédé, her pimp. She only accepts Legrand to satisfy Dédé's need of money
Drôle de drame by Marcel Carné( Visual )

37 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member 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
Le quai des brumes by Marcel Carné( Visual )

68 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down a desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean, an army deserter looking for another chance to make good in life. However, fate has a different plan when acts of revenge and kindness turn him into front-page news
The late Mathias Pascal( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member 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
Judex( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious kidnapping of a corrupt banker by a shadowy crime fighter (American magician Channing Pollock) spins out into a thrillingly complex web of deceptions. Combining stylish sixties modernisms with silent-cinema touches and even a few unexpected sci-fi accents
Persuade me (plus Stolen kisses)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stolen kisses: In Guiseppe's Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso (1988), the local priest previews the weekly film show and censors objectionable shots. Decades later, the small boy in the film, now a middle-aged man, receives hi legacy: the edited reel of all the excised snippets. Here is an actual reel of "stolen kisses"
La poison( Visual )

5 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 130 WorldCat member 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
Beauty of the devil( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in French and English and held by 105 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

31 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member 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 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blanche by Walerian Borowczyk( Visual )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member 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
Panique by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

33 editions published between 1946 and 2018 in French and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological thriller about murder at a French carnival
 
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FRANCOIS JOSEPH SIMON

Michel Simon

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Simon, François 1895-1975

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Simon, Michel, 1895-1925

Мішель Симон

Симон, Мишель швейцарский и французский актёр кино

ميشيل سيمون ممثل سويسري

میشل سیمون بازیگر سوئیسی

米歇爾·西門

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