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Films with: Gabin, Jean

Bas-fonds The lower depths /
Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and to takes up residence in the slums of Paris. The Baron observes the frustrated romance between Wasska Pepel and Natacha, the thwarted dreams of an actor, and the oppressive cruelties of landlord Kostileff. 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.
DVD 3354
Bête humaine
Train engineer Jacques lusts after the wife of his co-worker Roubaud. Roubaud kills his boss and Jacques witnesses the murder. In order to keep Jacques quiet, Roubaud allows Jacques to have an affair with his wife, creating a tragic love triangle.
DVD 10494
French cancan une comédie musicale /
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.
DVD 3642
Jean Renoir's Grand illusion
A classic tale of adventure. Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner of war camp during World War I, when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant yet must cooperate with his comrades in a daring escape.
DVD 18
Mélodie en sous-sol Any number can win /
DVD 829
Pépé le Moko
The notorious Pépé le Moko is a wanted man--women long for him, rivals hope to destroy him and the law is breathing down his neck at every turn. On the lam in the Casbah of Algiers, Pépé is safe from the police until a Parisian playgirl compels him to risk his life and leave its confines once and for all.
DVD 2207
Quai des brumes Port of shadows /
Down a foggy, desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean, an army deserter looking for another chance to make good in life. Fate, however, has a different plan for him, as both acts of revenge and kindness render him front-page news. Portrays an underworld of lonely souls wrestling with their own destinies.
DVD 3197
Remorques
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.
DVD 9087
Touchez pas au grisbi Hands off the loot /
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, Max's 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.
DVD 3414