Classic Movie: Elevator to the Gallows

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I love classic movie thrillers. I love the style of them, the language, and the subtleness. Alfred Hitchcock’s  Marnie (Tippie Hedren) and Dial M for Murder (Grace Kelly) are two of my favorites.

 Last week, however, I think one of them will be bumped for Elevator of the Gallows. Its cool, stylish, edgy, with an excellent score from Miles Davis no less and its French! I’m sure every student of film is snickering in disbelief that I have not seen this film before but better late than never.

Supposedly this was Jeanne Moreau’s big break out film and yet  I had no idea who she was only that she was gorgeous, had a sexy sultry voice,  and I wanted to steal her wardrobe!

Jeanne Moreau plays married Florence Carlala who is having an affair with Julien, a very handsome Maurice Ronet. Of course the only way they can be together is if Julien kills her husband. He…

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