Elevator To The Gallows: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1957) / Region 1
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Elevator To The Gallows: The Criterion Collection

In his mesmerizing debut feature film, twenty-four-year-old director Louis Malle brought together the beauty of Jeanne Moreau, the camera work of Henri Decaë, and a now legendary score by Miles Davis. A touchstone of the careers of both its star and director, Elevator To The Gallows (Ascenseur Pour l'échafaud) is a richly atmospheric thriller of murder and mistaken identity unfolding over one restless Parisian night.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Jan 11 2006
  • Production Year 1957
  • Empire SKU 916216
  • UPC Code 715515017725
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Theatrical Trailers
New Interview With Actor Jeanne Moreau
Archival Interviews With Director Louis Malle, Actors Maurice Ronet and Jeanne Moreau, and Original Soundtrack Session Pianist René Urtreger
Footage of Miles Davis and Louis Malle From the Soundtrack Recording Session
New Video Program About the Score, With Jazz Trumpeter Jon Faddis and Critic Gary Giddins
Malle's Student Film Crazeologie, Featuring the Title Song by Charlie Parker
Plus a Booklet Featuring a New Essay by Critic Terrence Rafferty, an Interview With Louis Malle, and a Tribute by Film Producer Vincent Malle


  • Audio
    French Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.66:1 B&W (Anamorphic)

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