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Grand IllusionGrand Illusion (La Grande Illusion) (1937) Recommended
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim
The heroics and hypocrasies of war are illustrated through an imprisoned French squadron in WW1 and their cultured German commandant. A hailed…
Pepe Le MokoPepe Le Moko (1937) Aro Favourite
Dir. Julien Duvivier
Feat. Jean Gabin, Mireille Balin
Jean Gabin plays a super–cool gangster who finds immunity in the Algierian Casbah. Marvellously romantic, this classic of the French golden age…
Bete Humaine, LaBete Humaine, La (1938) Recommended
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Fernand Ledoux
Adaptation of Zola's romantic tragedy brims with tension and exults the presense of French icon Jean Gabin as a hot–headed train driver coaxed…
Le Quai Des BrumesLe Quai Des Brumes (Port of Shadows) (1938) Recommended
Dir. Marcel Carne
Feat. Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michele Morgan
The forever anti–heroic Jean Gabin takes on an underworld of pimps and perverts in this gloomy French classic, a major influence on the film…
Jour Se Leve, LeJour Se Leve, Le (Daybreak) (1939) Recommended
Dir. Marcel Carne
Feat. Jean Gabin, Arletty
A renowned example of 'poetic realism', Jean Gabin gives another consummate performance as a doomed anti–hero. His tragic story is told in…
Le PlaisirLe Plaisir (House Of Pleasure) (1952)
Dir. Max Ophuls
Feat. Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Simone Simon
Three tales by Guy de Maupassant go into this visually elegant treatise on the changing moods of love, youth and memory. The most successful…
Touchez Pas au GrisbiTouchez Pas au Grisbi (Hands Off the Loot) (1954) Recommended
Dir. Jacques Becker
Feat. Jean Gabin, René Dary, Jeanne Moreau
Laid–back though influential French noir chronicling a wealthy, retired racketeer (Gabin) who is pulled back into the life of crime when his…
French Can CanFrench Can Can (French Cancan, Only the French Can) (1955) Recommended
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Jean Gabin, Michel Piccoli, Dora Doll
Jean Renoir returned to France after 15 years absence to make this vibrant tribute to the Parisian world of his father, the Impressionist painter…
Napoleon Napoleon (1955)
Dir. Sacha Guitry
Feat. Daniel Gelin, Raymond Pellegrin, Yves Montand
A somewhat farcical film that suffers from being dubbed into English, over–narration, and the attempt to give a complete account of Napoleon's…

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