Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »

Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud) (1958)

Elevator to the Gallows
7.9 Rating
(149 ratings)
8 IMDB rating
Your Rating:

Add to favorites
Directed by


Starring (View all)
Jeanne Moreau Jeanne Moreau
Florence Carala
Maurice Ronet Maurice Ronet
Julien Tavernier
Yori Bertin Yori Bertin
Véronique
Jean Wall Jean Wall
Simon Carala
Elga Andersen Elga Andersen
Frieda Bencker
Sylviane Aisenstein Sylviane Aisenstein
Yvonne, La fille du bar
Micheline Bona Micheline Bona
Geneviève


Written by (View all)
Roger Nimier Roger Nimier
(adaptation)
Louis Malle Louis Malle
(adaptation)


Lists

143 votes
La Nouvelle Vague - Essential Titles (50 items)
list by coroner
Published 8 years, 3 months ago 9 comments
83 votes
3003 Movies Into the Golden Age!!!...so far? (6121 items)
list by ToonHead2102
Published 5 years, 6 months ago 11 comments
52 votes
Watched in 2011 (203 items)
list by Juldeenious
Published 5 years, 11 months ago
50 votes
Watched in 2013 (262 items)
list by ToniJJJ
Published 3 years, 11 months ago 1 comment
44 votes
My Film Library (2282 items)
list by Ruisperkele
Published 5 years, 5 months ago 3 comments

Elevator to the Gallows Videos

Ascenseur pour l'échafaud

28 Views

Added 5 years ago




Cover art, photos and screenshots

3 votes
3 votes
3 votes
2 votes
2 votes

Reviews

A great classic

5 years, 9 months ago at Feb 11 14:11
It was Louis Malle's first movie and his first movie was already a masterpiece. A great film noir with a very famous soundtrack provided by Miles Davis.
View all Elevator to the Gallows reviews
Description: This is an excellent example of "theatre of the absurd", filmed as a "film noir" suspense thriller. "Theatre of the absurd" posits that the universe is a random entity where nothing is likely to happen as expected. I believe Camus and other French writers of his era were the principle exponents of this view of life. Well, here we have certainly an example. A businessman (Julien Tavernier, played by Maurice Ronet), in love with his boss's wife (Florence Carala, played by Jeanne Moreau), plans a murder to look like suicide. This involves using a grappling hook and rope to enable him to climb up a f ... (more)
Release date: 29 January 1958
Tags: 1950s (9), Film Noir (8), 1958 (7), Crime (7), French (7), France (7), Thriller (5), Elevator (5), B&w (4), Based On Novel (4), Murder (3), Noir (3), Drama (3), Foreign Language (2), Criterion (2), Bw (2), New Wave (2), Black And White (1), 50s (1), HQ (1)
My tags: Add tags
Add to list
Not interested

Add Review
Picture
Video

  
English only, other review rules - Big post screen

Update feed

Leviathan added this to a list 1 month, 3 weeks ago
BEST 5 BY YEAR (460 movies items)
sisyphe added this to a list 2 months ago
Favorite Movies (176 movies items)
Anautix added this to a list 4 months ago
SwornShadow added this to a list 5 months ago
Replicant added this to a list 5 months, 3 weeks ago
ghostof posted a image 7 months ago

ghostof added this to a list 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Film Diary of 2016 (173 movies items)
JxSxPx added this to a list 9 months, 1 week ago
Paste's 100 Best Film Noirs (100 movies items)

Insert image

drop image here
(or click)
or enter URL:
 link image?  square?

Insert video

Format block