ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS | ASCENSEUR POUR L’ECHAFAUD
Crime/Drama | 1958 | 95 min | Rating: PG | France| Dir: Louis Malle | Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, and Georges Poujouly
Saturated with the romantic atmosphere of Paris, Elevator to the Gallows tells the story of the events following the murder of Florence’s wealthy husband Simon whom she plotted to kill with lover, Julien Tavernier. Tavernier completes the dirty deed but becomes trapped in an elevator when he returns to remove a key piece of evidence he had accidentally left behind. Tavernier’s unfortunate oversight sets into motion a dark ripple of events that bloodies the cold Paris night.