Elevator to the Gallows

Elevator to the Gallows

A FILM BY: Louis Malle
WRITTEN BY: Roger Nimier (adaptation), Louis Malle (adaptation), Noël Calef (novel)
STARRING: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly

For his feature debut, twenty-four-year-old Louis Malle brought together a mesmerizing performance by Jeanne Moreau, evocative cinematography by Henri Decaë, and a now legendary jazz score by Miles Davis. Taking place over the course of one restless Paris night, Malle’s richly atmospheric crime thriller stars Moreau and Maurice Ronet as lovers whose plan to murder her husband (his boss) goes awry, setting off a chain of events that seals their fate. A career touchstone for its director and female star, Elevator to the Gallows was an astonishing beginning to Malle’s eclectic body of work, and it established Moreau as one of the most captivating actors ever to grace the screen.

In French with English subtitles 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1958
Country of Origin: France
Language: French
Run Time: 92 mins
Format: 35mm