Elevator to the Gallows

Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Frantic for life and love, frantic for excitement.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1958-01-29
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 572 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Nouvelles Éditions de Films (NEF)
  • Production Country: France
  • Director: Louis Malle
star 7.6/10
From 572 Ratings


A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.

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  • Jeanne Moreau

    as Florence Carala
  • Maurice Ronet

    as Julien Tavernier
  • Georges Poujouly

    as Louis
  • Yori Bertin

    as Véronique
  • Lino Ventura

    as Le Commissaire Cherrier
  • Iván Petrovich

    as Horst Bencker
  • Elga Andersen

    as Frieda Bencker
  • Jean Wall

    as Simon Carala
  • Gérard Darrieu

    as Maurice
  • Micheline Bona

    as Geneviève
  • Charles Denner

    as L'Adjoint du Commissaire Cherrier
  • Félix Marten

    as Christian Subervie
  • Hubert Deschamps

    as Le Substitut du Procureur
  • Jacques Hilling

    as Le Garagiste
  • Marcel Journet

    as Le Président du Conseil d'Administration
  • François Joux

    as Commissaire de Police
  • Jean-Claude Brialy

    as Le Jeune Homme du Motel (uncredited)
  • Gisèle Grandpré

    as Jacqueline Mauclair
  • Jacqueline Staup

    as Anna
  • Marcel Cuvelier

    as Le Réceptionniste du Motel
  • Nicolas Bataille

    as Un Consommateur à la Brasserie (uncredited)
  • Pierre Frag

    as Un Consommateur à la Brasserie (uncredited)
  • Christian Brocard

    as Un Consommateur (uncredited)
  • Marcel Bernier

    as Un Policier au Commissariat (uncredited)
  • Guy Henry

    as Un Inspecteur (uncredited)
  • Roger Jacquet

    as Gaston (uncredited)
  • Alice Reichen

    as La Fleuriste (uncredited)
  • Sylviane Aisenstein

    as Yvonne, la Fille du Bar
  • Micheline Sarfati

  • Robert Balpo

    as Un Consommateur (uncredited)
  • Olivier Darrieux

    as Le Chauffeur (uncredited)
  • Lucien Desagneaux

    as Un Journaliste (uncredited)
  • Pierre Devilder

    as Petit Rôle (uncredited)
Directing Louis Malle Director
Writing Louis Malle Screenplay
Writing Roger Nimier Screenplay
Production Jean Thuillier Producer
Sound Miles Davis Original Music Composer
Camera Henri Decaë Director of Photography
Editing Léonide Azar Editor
Art Jean Mandaroux Art Direction
Art Rino Mondellini Art Direction
Production Irénée Leriche Production Manager
Production Hubert Mérial Unit Production Manager
Directing Alain Cavalier Assistant Director
Sound Raymond Gauguier Sound Engineer
Camera Jean-Louis Castelli Still Photographer
Camera Jean Rabier First Assistant Camera
Camera Vincent Rossell Still Photographer
Camera André Villard Camera Operator
Editing Madeleine Bibollet Assistant Editor
Editing Kenout Peltier Assistant Editor
Directing Francine Corteggiani Script Supervisor
Writing Roger Nimier Dialogue
Writing Noël Calef Novel
Directing François Leterrier Second Assistant Director
Art Pierre Guffroy First Assistant Art Direction
Art Jacques Martin Property Master
Crew Pierre Lax Special Effects
Camera André Bouladoux Key Grip
Sound Kenny Clarke Musician
Sound Miles Davis Musician
Sound Pierre Michelot Musician
Sound René Urtreger Musician
Sound Barney Wilen Musician
Crew Jean-Paul Sassy Technical Advisor
Costume & Make-Up Boris de Fast Makeup Artist