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Au Hasard Balthazar
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directed by Robert Bresson, 1901-1999; produced by Mag Bodard, 1916-; performed by François Lafarge, fl. 1966, Walter Green, fl. 1966 and Anne Wiazemsky, 1947- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1966), 1 hour 36 mins
A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, director Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that...
directed by Robert Bresson, 1901-1999; produced by Mag Bodard, 1916-; performed by François Lafarge, fl. 1966, Walter Green, fl. 1966 and Anne Wiazemsky, 1947- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1966), 1 hour 36 mins
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Beauty and the Beast
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directed by Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963 and René Clément, 1913-1996; designed by Antonio Castillo, 1908-1984, Marcel Escoffier, 1910-2001 and Christian Bérard, 1902-1949; performed by Jean Marais, 1913-1998, Josette Day, 1914-1978 and Mila Parély, 1917-2012 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1946), 1 hour 34 mins
Jean Cocteau’s sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy-tale masterpiece—in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast—is a landmark of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic performances by Jean Marais and Josette Day. The spectacular vi...
directed by Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963 and René Clément, 1913-1996; designed by Antonio Castillo, 1908-1984, Marcel Escoffier, 1910-2001 and Christian Bérard, 1902-1949; performed by Jean Marais, 1913-1998, Josette Day, 1914-1978 and Mila Parély, 1917-2012 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1946), 1 hour 34 mins
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La bete humaine
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directed by Jean Renoir, 1894-1979; designed by Laure Lourié, 1911-2001; produced by Robert Hakim, 1907-1992 and Raymond Hakim, 1909-1980; performed by Simone Simon, 1910-2005, Julien Carette, 1897-1966 and Jean Gabin, 1904-1976 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1938), 1 hour 41 mins
Based on the classic Emile Zola novel, Jean Renoir’s La bete humaine was one of the legendary director’s greatest popular successes—and earned star Jean Gabin a permanent place in the hearts of his countrymen. Part poetic realism, part film noir, the film is a hard-boiled and suspenseful journey into the tor...
directed by Jean Renoir, 1894-1979; designed by Laure Lourié, 1911-2001; produced by Robert Hakim, 1907-1992 and Raymond Hakim, 1909-1980; performed by Simone Simon, 1910-2005, Julien Carette, 1897-1966 and Jean Gabin, 1904-1976 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1938), 1 hour 41 mins
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Boudu Saved from Drowning
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directed by Jean Renoir, 1894-1979; produced by Michel Simon, 1895-1975; performed by Sévérine Lerczinska, fl. 1932, Michel Simon, 1895-1975 and Marcelle Hainia, 1896-1968 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1932), 1 hour 25 mins
Michel Simon gives one of the most memorable performances in screen history as Boudu, a Parisian tramp who takes a suicidal plunge into the Seine and is rescued by a well-to-do bookseller, Edouard Lestingois (Charles Granval). The Lestingois family decides to take in the irrepressible bum, and he shows his gratitu...
directed by Jean Renoir, 1894-1979; produced by Michel Simon, 1895-1975; performed by Sévérine Lerczinska, fl. 1932, Michel Simon, 1895-1975 and Marcelle Hainia, 1896-1968 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1932), 1 hour 25 mins
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Children of Paradise
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directed by Marcel Carné, 1906-1996; designed by Mayo, 1905-1990; produced by Adrien Remaugé, fl. 1941-1963 and Raymond Borderie, 1897-1982, Société Nouvelle Pathé Cinéma; performed by Arletty, 1898-1992, Jean-Louis Barrault, 1910-1994, Pierre Brasseur, 1905-1972, Jane Marken, 1895-1976 and Pierre Renoir, 1885-1952 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1945), 3 hours 10 mins
Poetic realism reached sublime heights with Children of Paradise, widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time. This nimble depiction of nineteenth-century Paris’s theatrical demimonde, filmed during World War II, follows a mysterious woman (Arletty) loved by four different men (all based on...
directed by Marcel Carné, 1906-1996; designed by Mayo, 1905-1990; produced by Adrien Remaugé, fl. 1941-1963 and Raymond Borderie, 1897-1982, Société Nouvelle Pathé Cinéma; performed by Arletty, 1898-1992, Jean-Louis Barrault, 1910-1994, Pierre Brasseur, 1905-1972, Jane Marken, 1895-1976 and Pierre Renoir, 1885-1952 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1945), 3 hours 10 mins
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A Day in the Country
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directed by Jean Renoir, 1894-1979; produced by Pierre Braunberger, 1905-1990, Panthéon Productions; performed by Sylvia Bataille, 1908-1993, Jane Marken, 1895-1976, Georges D'Arnoux, fl. 1925-1951, André Gabriello, 1896-1975, Jean Renoir, 1894-1979 and Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1908-2004 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1936), 41 mins
While on a day trip to the countryside with her parents, a young woman falls in love with a local boy.
directed by Jean Renoir, 1894-1979; produced by Pierre Braunberger, 1905-1990, Panthéon Productions; performed by Sylvia Bataille, 1908-1993, Jane Marken, 1895-1976, Georges D'Arnoux, fl. 1925-1951, André Gabriello, 1896-1975, Jean Renoir, 1894-1979 and Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1908-2004 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1936), 41 mins
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Diabolique
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directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1907-1977; designed by Carven, 1909-; produced by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1907-1977; performed by Paul Meurisse, 1912-1979, Véra Clouzot, 1913-1960 and Simone Signoret, 1921-1985 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1955), 1 hour 57 mins
Before Psycho, Peeping Tom, and Repulsion, there was Diabolique. This thriller from Henri‑Georges Clouzot, which shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S., is the story of two women—the fragile wife and the willful mistress of the sadistic headmaster of a boys’ boarding school—who hatch a daring reven...
directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1907-1977; designed by Carven, 1909-; produced by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1907-1977; performed by Paul Meurisse, 1912-1979, Véra Clouzot, 1913-1960 and Simone Signoret, 1921-1985 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1955), 1 hour 57 mins
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The Earrings of Madame de . . .
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directed by Max Ophüls, 1902-1957; designed by Rosine Delamare, 1911-2013 and Georges Annenkov, 1889-1974; produced by Ralph Baum, 1908-1987; performed by Vittorio De Sica, 1901-1974, Danielle Darrieux, 1917- and Charles Boyer, 1899-1978 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1953), 1 hour 36 mins
Bound via marriage to the cold General André (Charles Boyer), the Comtesse Louise de... (Danielle Darrieux) pawns a pair of diamond earrings given to her by her husband in order to pay off a large debt. Discovering his wife’s act, the General buys back the earrings as a gift for his mistress, and as the jewelry...
directed by Max Ophüls, 1902-1957; designed by Rosine Delamare, 1911-2013 and Georges Annenkov, 1889-1974; produced by Ralph Baum, 1908-1987; performed by Vittorio De Sica, 1901-1974, Danielle Darrieux, 1917- and Charles Boyer, 1899-1978 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1953), 1 hour 36 mins
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Elena and Her Men
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directed by Jean Renoir, 1894-1979; designed by Monique Plotin, 1928- and Rosine Delamare, 1911-2013; produced by Joseph Bercholz, 1898-1900, Franco London Films; performed by Mel Ferrer, 1917-2008, Jean Marais, 1913-1998 and Ingrid Bergman, 1915-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1956), 1 hour 39 mins
Set amid the military maneuvers and Quatorze Juillet carnivals of turn-of-the-century France, Jean Renoir’s delirious romantic comedy Elena and her Men (Elena et les hommes) stars a radiant Ingrid Bergman as a beautiful, but impoverished, Polish princess who drives men of all stations to fits of desperate love....
directed by Jean Renoir, 1894-1979; designed by Monique Plotin, 1928- and Rosine Delamare, 1911-2013; produced by Joseph Bercholz, 1898-1900, Franco London Films; performed by Mel Ferrer, 1917-2008, Jean Marais, 1913-1998 and Ingrid Bergman, 1915-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1956), 1 hour 39 mins
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Les Enfants Terribles
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directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1917-1973; designed by Christian Dior, 1905-1957; produced by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1917-1973, Melville Productions; performed by Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963, Adeline Aucoc, fl. 1950, Maurice Revel, fl. 1950, Roger Gaillard, 1893-1970, Melvyn Martin, fl. 1950, Jacques Bernard, 1929-, Renée Cosima, 1922-1981, Edouard Dermithe, 1925-1995 and Nicole Stéphane, 1923-2007 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1950), 1 hour 47 mins
Writer Jean Cocteau and director Jean-Pierre Melville joined forces for this elegant adaptation of Cocteau’s immensely popular, wicked novel about the wholly unholy relationship between a brother and sister. Elisabeth (a remarkable Nicole Stéphane) and Paul (Edouard Dermithe) close themselves off from the world...
directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1917-1973; designed by Christian Dior, 1905-1957; produced by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1917-1973, Melville Productions; performed by Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963, Adeline Aucoc, fl. 1950, Maurice Revel, fl. 1950, Roger Gaillard, 1893-1970, Melvyn Martin, fl. 1950, Jacques Bernard, 1929-, Renée Cosima, 1922-1981, Edouard Dermithe, 1925-1995 and Nicole Stéphane, 1923-2007 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1950), 1 hour 47 mins
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