Elevator to the Gallows

Criterion Collection (1957)
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Film Noir, Foreign
France | French | Black/White | 1h 32min
8

The feature-film debut of famed director Louis Malle is an interesting, modern film noir with the classic theme of lovers plotting to kill the husband and make it look like suicide (reminiscent of The Postman Always Rings Twice). Jeanne Moreau gives an astonishing performance, perverse but naive as she leads her young lover down a path that can only lead to doom for both of them.


Cast View all

Jeanne Moreau Florence Carala
Jean Wall Simon Carala
Yori Bertin Veronique
Maurice Ronet Julien Tavernier
Georges Poujouly Louis
Elga Andersen Madame Bencker
Sylviane Aisenstein Secretary
Micheline Bona Genevieve
Gisèle Grandpré
Jacqueline Staup Anna
Marcel Cuvelier
Gérard Darrieu Maurice
Charles Denner Inspector Cherier's assistant
Hubert Deschamps Attorny of State
Jacques Hilling Garage owner
Marcel Journet
François Joux
Iván Petrovich Horst Bencker
Felix Marten Subervie
Lino Ventura Inspector Cherier
Jean-Claude Brialy Chess player at motel
Pierre Devilder Petit rôle

Crew View all

Director Louis Malle
Writer Louis Malle, Noël Calef
Producer Jean Thuillier
Photography Henri Decaë
Musician Miles Davis

Editions

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715515209717 Blu-ray Disc 1 Feb 06, 2018
3607483207550 Blu-ray Disc Free
4006680073361 Blu-ray Disc
715515017725 DVD 1 Apr 25, 2006
8713053009402 DVD 1
7506036083909 DVD 1, 4
715515209816 DVD 1 Feb 06, 2018
8437006068239 DVD 1
3453277980976 DVD 2
9783866153172 DVD 2 Nov 25, 2006
5425019003500 DVD 2 Cinema Selection
7319980044458 DVD 2 Nov 21, 2007
9322225047358 DVD 4 Mar 29, 2006
4006680057026 DVD
5055201800497 DVD
4042564015010 DVD
5425019004897 DVD
8809151397340 DVD
7393611317708 DVD
7319980062957 DVD
4250323705151 DVD
5060034573524 DVD
7896748223213 DVD
7319980070891 DVD
4018492240657 DVD
5024238000538 VHS
3333294000331
932222504748