WorldCat Identities

Gabin, Jean 1904-1976

Works: 978 works in 3,147 publications in 7 languages and 14,827 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Musical films  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Romance films  Prison films  Gangster films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Author, Narrator, Other, Interviewee, Costume designer, Composer, Creator, Dedicatee, Contributor, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Jean Gabin
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Most widely held works by Jean Gabin
La bête humaine by Jean Renoir( Visual )

136 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This French film tells the story of the son of a drunkard who finds his own abstinence from drinking is no escape from self-hate and sadess
La grande illusion( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in French and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp. An aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French commoner comrades in a daring escape attempt
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

92 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in French and English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic anti-war film in which French prisoners of war in 1916 are determined to esape from their German captor -- an officer and gentleman in the Prussian tradition
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Jean Renoir( Visual )

41 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan
Le jour se lève = Daybreak by Marcel Carné( Visual )

27 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in French and English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Besieged by police, a murderer waits in his apartment recalling the events that led him to kill before killing himself at daybreak
Zouzou by Marc Allégret( Visual )

25 editions published between 1934 and 2018 in French and English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warner Brothers style backstage musical, in which a talented laundress takes the place of the lead on opening night and saves the show
Pépé le Moko( Visual )

9 editions published between 1936 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A famous ganster is safe from the police while hiding in the Casbah section of Algiers, but falls in love with a beautiful woman and is lured out of hiding
Le plaisir by Max Ophuls( Visual )

12 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in French and English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of three ironic short stories by Guy de Maupassant ostensibly linked by a common theme: the paradoxical deceptions of pleasure. The first story, Le Masque, contrasts pleasure and old age in the story of an old man so addicted to dancing that he wears a mask to disguise his age. The second story, Le Modele, opposes pleasure and marriage. A young painter has an affair with his model, which after her attempted suicide ends with their marriage. The third, La Maison Tellier, is virtually a short feature. Pleasure and purity are opposed as the inmates of a city brothel spend a day in the country attending the first communion of the madame's niece
Les misérables by Victor Hugo( Visual )

28 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Gabin stars as the heroic Valjean, an ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor. Javert, the fanatical police inspector, dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean
Le quai des brumes = Port of shadows( Visual )

13 editions published in 2004 in French and English and held by 460 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
Touchez pas au grisbi = Hands off the loot( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in French and English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having pulled off the heist of a lifetime, Max looks forward to spending his remaining days relaxing with his beautiful young girlfriend. But when Riton, Maxś hapless partner and best friend, lets word of the loot slip to loose-lipped, two-timing Josy, Max is reluctantly drawn back into the underworld. Riton gets kidnapped by a mob boss in the hopes that there will be an exchange for the money, but nothing turns out as anyone has it planned
Pépé le Moko by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

83 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pépé le Moko is a gangster from Paris who hides in Algiers' casbah, where he is safe and is able to elude the police's attempts to capture him. But he misses his freedom. When he meets a gorgeous Parisian tourist, Gaby, and they fall in love, Inspector Slimane tries to use her to attract Pépé out of the Casbah in order to catch him
French Cancan by Jean Renoir( Visual )

45 editions published between 1954 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the story of Paris' Moulin Rouge! Henri is the owner of a fashionable but financially flailing café in which the entertainment is his belly-dancing lover, Lola. One fateful day, Henri happens upon a café where the cancan is still performed and, inspired by a talented young dancer called Nini, decides to bring the old-fashioned dance back to his café. But as his affections for Nini becomes obvious, jealousies mount
French cancan : une comédie musicale( Visual )

11 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in French and German and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-century Paris comes alive in Jean Renoir's tale of the opening of the Moulin Rouge. Jean Gabin plays Danglard, who makes the cancan all the rage while juggling the love of two beautiful women: an Egyptian belly-dancer and a naive working girl-turned-cancan star. Includes a cameo by Edith Piaf
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

94 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Résumé figurant sur la jaquette : "En 1917, dans un camp en Allemagne, un groupe de prisonniers français, dont l'aristocrate Boieldieu, le contremaître Maréchal et le banquier juif Rosenthal, préparent une évasion. Au dernier moment, ils sont transférés dans une forteresse commandée par von Rauffenstein ..."
La Bête Humaine( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Renoir's melodramatic adaptation of Émile Zola's famous novel (whose title translates to "The Beast in Man") is marked by a grim but poetic view of life. Many critics see this movie as a precursor to the film noir genre. The action revolves around a murder that takes place on a train
Le quai des brumes = Port of shadows by Marcel Carné( Visual )

64 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an army deserter who arrives at Havre and meets a beautiful girl called Nelly
Grand illusion( Visual )

8 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic tale of adventure duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant while cooperating with his comrades in a daring escape
Le jour se leve by Marcel Carné( Visual )

60 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A worker who has killed a man waits in his apartment recalling a meeting with a young girl and an affair with another woman. The police have waited until dawn to lay siege, but the worker kills himself at daybreak
Remorques by Jean Grémillon( Visual )

25 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Andre and the other members of the crew of the tugboat Cyclone, existence is harshly divided between the danger of the stormy seas and the safety of life at home with their patient women. When Andre meets temptation in the form of the alluring Catherine during a risky rescue, he comes perilously close to betraying his wife of ten years
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Les misérables
Les misérablesLe jour se leve
Alternative Names
Gaben, Žan, 1904-1976

Gabenas Žanas

Gabēns, Žans, 1904-1976


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Moncorgé, Alexis, 1904-1976

Moncorgé, Jean 1904-1976

Moncorgé Jean Alexis

Moncorgé, Jean-Alexis, 1904-1976

Moncorgé, Jean Gabin Alexis, 1904-1976

Moncourge, Alexis 1904-1976

Monkoržė Žanas Aleksis

Žans Gabēns

Ζαν Γκαμπέν Γάλλος ηθοποιός

Габен Жан

Габен, Жан, 1904-1976

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Жан Габен французский актёр

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Жан Габэн

Монкорже Ж. А. 1904-1976

Монкорже Жан Алекси

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