Elevator to the Gallows 03/03/18

The Criterion Collection

Louis Malle’s French thriller is cooler than cool — his first dramatic film is a slick suspense item with wicked twists of fate and images to die for: 1) Jeanne Moreau at the height of her beauty 2) walking through beautifully lit Parisian back streets 3) accompanied by a fantastic Miles Davis soundtrack. Murder in Paris doesn’t get any better. Photographed by Henri DecaĆ«; with Maurice Ronet, Lino Ventura and Charles Denner. On Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.